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Made in India good, made in China not: Majority find Indian products better than Chinese

India Today logo India Today 03-08-2017

As many as 50,000 people participated in a survey which revealed that majority of Indians find Indian products more reliable than the ones imported from China.

Before buying products in India, customers often ask the sellers if the product are made in China.

The very question is the outcome of Chinese products which have made a way in almost every household. Well, these products might not be of the best quality but are cheaper than their Indian counterparts and provide value for money.

QUALITY MATTERS

A survey conducted by LocalCircles revealed that 52 per cent citizens think Indian made items were generally better in quality that the Chinese ones.

While 21 per cent of Indians said the Chinese-made products were better. Another 17 per cent said both are more or less similar in quality.

CHINESE PRODUCTS' INVASION

Failing to provide products at prices which can beat the prices of Chinese products, several cases of shutting down of many Indian small-scale industries have been reported over the years.

When the participants were asked what category of Chinese products they bought the most, the majority said they buy consumer durables like mobiles and several other electronic items.

In another poll, people were asked why they bought a Chinese product and around 33 per cent said this was because they are the cheapest.

Another 17 per cent said they are cheap and of decent quality. The 17 per cent said Indian products have poor quality and higher prices whereas 33 per cent said they buy Chinese products due to all the aforementioned qualities.

QUALITY CONCERNS

The citizens were questioned on what the best solution would be for concerns over quality.

In response, 26 per cent said we should only allow the import of Chinese products with BIS standards and 33 per cent said imports in hazardous and risk products category should not be allowed at all. Another 29 per cent said compliance and audit at import points in India should be increased.

In various structured discussions, citizens also suggested that trade deficit with China could be reduced by putting anti-dumping duties for stopping the import of inferior quality products and defining proper standards according to which Chinese imports should be done.

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