The Bidar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other organisations held a workshop on export promotion here on Saturday.
Bidar District Small-Scale Industries’ Association president Shivaraj Halshetty urged producers hoping to enter overseas markets to avoid agents. He suggested that producers form associations and export their produce directly. He said that agents created false impressions about demand for particular products to make profit. Many a times, the agents would buy low and sell high, keeping the producer in the dark. “To avoid this, producers must study the market and start export business by themselves. It helps if those producing similar products form associations and export larger volumes,” he said.