REPC partners with FORTI to explore trade opportunities in East Africa
Jaipur, May 11 (KNN) The Rajasthan Exports Promotion Council (REPC) has joined hands with the Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry (FORTI) to tap into the markets of East Africa to expand its export basket.
As per reports, FORTI is taking a business delegation of 150 entrepreneurs to Kenya that has huge export potential.
Rajiv Arora, chairman of REPC and Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation, said, “Finding new markets is an important way to boost exports. When FORTI approached us for strategic support, we agreed immediately. East African countries including Kenya offer many opportunities for our businessmen in the state. This will be a win-win situation for all – FORTI, REPC and the people of the state.”
“ The state industries department has issued import-export codes to 10,000 entrepreneurs though the ‘be exporters’ drive. We have helped the manufacturers understand the processes to become exporters and now it is our duty to help them find new markets,” he said.
Suresh Agarwal, president of FORTI said, “Keyna depends on imports of 70 per cent of what they need. It’s a very friendly country and a lot of Rajasthanis are there. For businessmen in Rajasthan, it is a great opportunity.”
The delegation is scheduled to be in Kenya for Indo-East Africa Expo from July 5-7, 2023. (KNN Bureau