About Made In Bhutan – Bhutan A Traders (BAT)
Bhutan A Traders is one of the earliest trading company in Bhutan. Through the decades of trading, its activities have metamorphosed a few time to handle products in line with changing times, the demand and the conscious responsibility to work ethically and provide products that take into consideration the protection of the natural environment, sustainable development, and give direct benefit to the grass roots producers and growers.
HISTORY : In the early 1980’s Bhutan was super rich with abundance of timber, timber used to be exported from the Kingdom of Bhutan and we were at a point of time the Only exporter of timber from Bhutan. Timber was the main export product from Bhutan.
Then with education came the responsibility of preservation of the environment and sustainable development. So the Royal Government of Bhutan focused on development of agricultural products. And the trading licensing process was also started.
After proper licensing procedures came up, our license name was “Sherpa Tshering Fruits Exports” and we exported Apples and Oranges from Bhutan.
In late 1990’s the license legal name was changed to Sherpa Tshering Exports as one more products (apart from fruits) was being exported, and these were natural minerals mined in Bhutan, Quartzite and lime stone.
In mid-2003 after the license holder died, the license name was changed to “Bhutan Sherpa Exports” and legally transferred to the daughters’ name, and was exporting fruits, and organically grown and packaged tea, and incense sticks and powder.
Finally in early 2017, the name has been changed to Bhutan A Traders. ” Bhutan A Traders” is no more exporting timber due to environment concerns and now concentrates on trading and mainly exporting Genuine Bhutan Made Products eatables (rice, green tea, dry chillies, mountain water weeds, safflower tea, etc), textiles, crafts and religious items like incense, scrolls etc.
Products are Non Toxic and 100% Organic
In brief, we deal only and only with Bhutan genuine Products- Made In BHUTAN, mostly home produced which helps the under privileged people of Bhutan to stabilize on a consistent and standard earning.
Bhutan A Traders is a now Brand on its own as we now package most of our products and label them so that people know more about these products and its authenticity of Bhutan.