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Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority :
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February, 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. 3(ii): 13.2.1986).
For more details visit www.apeda.com
 
Apparel Export Promotion Council :
Incorporated in1978, AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. A quick look at how the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has been the moving force behind lot of achievements:
For more details visit www.aepcindia.in
 
Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council :
Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, popularly known as CHEMEXCIL was established in the year 1963 with it's headquarters at Mumbai, with the objective of making concerted efforts to promote exports of Basic Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, Dyes, Pesticides, Soaps, Detergents, Cosmetics, Toiletries and other products like Agarbattis, Essential, Castor Oil etc. The wide ranging structural reforms resulting in unwinding the complex knots of controlled economy has enabled the country to integrate with the global economy. This radical shift and change in the mind-set helped CHEMEXCIL to play a committed, complementary and catalyst role in promoting the exports of Chemical groups. This can be evidenced from the rapid growth in the Membership base of CHEMEXCIL across the length and breadth of the country as well as the strides made in exports of Chemical groups in the last 42 years.
For more details visit www.chemexcil.gov.in
 
Carpet Export Promotion Council :
Founded in 1982, the CEPC was established by the Ministry of Textiles of the government of India to promote the export of hand-knotted rugs and all other types and styles of floor coverings from India.
For more details visit www.indiancarpets.com
 
Cashew Export Promotion Council :
The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPC) was established by the Government of India in the year 1955, with the active cooperation of the cashew industry with the object of promoting exports of cashew kernels and cashewnut shell liquid from India. By its very set up, the Council provides the necessary institutional frame-work for performing the different functions that serve to intensify and promote exports of cashew kernels and cashewnut shell liquid.
For more details visit www.cashewindia.org
 
Chemicals & Allied Products Export Promotion Council :
Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) was set up on March 28, 1958. It has been jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India on one hand and Trade and Industry on the other. CAPEXIL was registered under the Companies Act as a non-profit making body. It was set up in order to facilitate the export of chemical based and allied products and it also acts as an interface between government and industry.
For more details visit www.capexil.com
 
Council for Leather Exports :
The Council for Leather Exports (popularly known as CLE) set up in July 1984, is an autonomous non-profit company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 entrusted with export promotion activities and development of the Indian leather industry.
For more details visit www.leatherindia.org
 
Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council :
Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is India’s largest electronics and IT trade facilitation organization sponsored by Government of India.
For more details visit www.escindia.com
 
Engineering Export Promotion Council :
Way back in 1955-56, the nascent Indian engineering sector was in the process of diversifying and restructuring the narrow export base of the industry and it needed a strong push - the EEPC INDIA (Formerly Engineering Export promotion Council) was set up in 1955 under the sponsorship of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, for export promotion of engineering goods, projects and services from India. Initially started with a few hundreds of engineering units as an small outfit, with a passage of time it has grown to be the largest Export Promotion Council having membership of nearly 12,000 from amongst large Corporate Houses, Star Trading Houses, Small & Medium Scale Units (SME), Trading Houses, etc. Out of the total membership of the Council, 60% constitutes the SMEs.
For more details visit www.eepcindia.org
 
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) :
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) under the aegis of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is a non-profit organization, established under the EXIM policy of Government of India in the year 1986-87. It has created necessary infrastructure as well as marketing and information facilities, which are availed both by the member exporters and importers. The Council is engaged in promotion of handicrafts from India and project India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handicrafts.
For more details visit www.epch.com
 
Federation of Indian Export Organizations :
The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), non profit organizations set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India in 1965 to co-ordinate and focus the efforts of all organizations in the country engaged in export promotion. The Federation has evolved into a key player in the promotion of trade, investment and collaboration. FIEO provides the content, direction and thrust to India’s expanding international trade. FIEO represents the interest of professional government recognized exporting firms, consultancy firms, service exporters, banks, export management training institutes etc. FIEO members representing large, medium & small scale exporting units contribute more around 70% global exports of our country. Its membership comprises of exporting firms with strong credentials, called Government-recognized Export House, Star Export House, Trading House, Star Trading House and Premier Trading House besides Consultancy firms.
For more details visit www.fieo.org
 
Services Export Promotion Council :
The services sector had been identified as a thrust sector for trade policy in The Foreign Trade Policy, 2004 – 09 when the announcement of setting up of Services Export Promotion Council was made. Subsequently, an exclusive Services Export Promotion Council has been set up in order to map opportunities for key services in key markets, and develop strategic market access programmes, including brand building, in co-ordination with Sectoral players and recognized nodal bodies of the services industry. In the recent period, the trade policies in India reflect the strategic importance of India’s comparative advantage of trade in services.
 
Indian Silk Export Promotion Council :
The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) was established by the Government of India in June 1983to promote the exports of natural silk goods. Today around 2,000 export firms are members of ISEPC, selling silk goods to more than 100 countries. The Council is sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
 
Jute Manufactures Development Council :
JMDC, the Jute Manufactures Development Council is the national agency for promotion of Indian Jute. Created by an Act of Indian Parliament in 1983, it is chaired by the Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Textiles. The Council's prime objective is to provide better marketing of jute products, although it addresses itself to multi-dimensional activities. JMDC is a body comprising of representatives from all sectors including growers of jute and producers & exporters of jute products, experts, workmen engaged in production as well as different departments of Government of India and local governments of jute growing States
For more details visit www.jmdcindia.com
 
Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC) :
Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC) is an export promotion council set up by the Government of India in 1984 (as Overseas Construction Council of India). Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC) is an export promotion council set up by the Government of India in 1984 (as Overseas Construction Council of India).
For more details visit www.projectexports.com
 
The Plastics Export Promotion Council :
The Plastics Export Promotion Council (popularly known as PLEXCONCIL) sponsored by The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, represents the exporting community in the Indian Plastics industry. The export promotion strategies evolved since 1955, the year when PLEXCONCIL was born, have fetched rich dividends, which is exhibited in the form of high export growth rates. From a meager export turnover of 16.5 million US Dollars worth of exports in 1955-56, the exports from the Indian plastic industry has reached about 3187 million US Dollars in 2006-2007 and is poised to well exceed the Four billion US Dollars mark in the near future.
For more details visit www.plexconcil.com
 
Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council :
Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council set up by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India in the year 1995. The Council has been registered under Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956, having its Registered/Head Office at Mumbai, Maharashtra & Regional Office at Erode, Tamil Nadu. Following are the functions & objectives of the PDEXCIL
For more details visit www.pdexcil.org
 
Shellac Export Promotion Council :
Shellac & Forest Products Export Promotion Council (Sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India) is a premier Export Promotion Council which handles export of Lac in various forms like Shellac, both Hand Made and Machine Made, Dewaxed Shellac, Seedlac, Aleuritic Acid, Bleached Lac and Shellac Wax.
For more details visit www.shellacepc.com
 
Sports Goods Export Promotion Council :
Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC), a Government of India sponsored organization is working for the promotion of India’s exports of sports goods and toys. Founded in 1958, SGEPC represents all the leading manufacturers and exporters of sports goods and toys in India. SGEPC is managed by a Committee of Administration (COA), which consists of elected representatives from the Indian industry and includes two Government representatives. The COA is headed by the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and the Regional. One point objective of SGEPC is to promote exports of sports goods and toys from India.
For more details visit www.sportsgoodsindia.org
 
Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council :
SRTEPC is a Government of India sponsored organization backed by the Indian synthetic and rayon textile industry and having nearly 3000 member exporters. The Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) is an apex organization set up by the Government of India to promote exports of man-made synthetic & rayon textile items from India. SRTEPC has been instrumental over the last five decades in helping many overseas buyers form an enduring and profitable business relationship with Indian exporters of synthetic and rayon textiles.
For more details visit www.srtepc.org
 
The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India :
Since its inception in 1954 as an autonomous, non-profit export promotion body, TEXPROCIL has become the international face of Indian Cotton Textiles successfully facilitating exports. For the foreign buyer, it has opened the entire range of Indian cotton yarns, fabrics and made-ups and has become the one-stop source for it. While for the discerning Indian seller it has brought within reach the opportunities afforded by the global market. The ever increasing quantum of exports and diversity of markets tapped bear testimony to the success of TEXPROCIL.
For more details visit www.texprocil.org
 
The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council :
Set-up in 1966, the GJEPC has over the years effectively moulded the scattered efforts of individual exporters to make the gem and jewellery sector a powerful engine driving India's export-led growth. This apex body of the gem & jewellery industry has played a significant role in the evolution of the Indian gem and jewellery industry to its present stature. GJEPC is continuously working towards creating a pool of artisans and designers trained to international standards so as to consolidate the Indian jewellery industry and establish it as a prominent global player in the jewellery segment.
For more details visit www.gjepc.org
 
The Handloom Export Promotion Council :
HEPC is a non profit making company under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 and governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association framed by the Council. It is administered by an Executive Committee consisting of elected representatives from the export trade, ex-officio members and nominated Government officials. The Committee is headed by Chairman. The Chairman and Vice Chairman hold office for a period of two years. The secretary (Executive Director) of the Council, an IAS cadre officer appointed by the Government, assists the Council to run the administration. Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is a statutory body constituted under The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to promote the exports of all handloom products like fabrics, home furnishings, carpets and floor coverings, etc.
For more details visit www.hepcindia.com
 
Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council :
The Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India is an apex body looking after the export promotion of Indian Woollens Products. Also known popularly as "WWEPC", it was set up way back in 1964. WWEPC is a partner of the Government of India in promoting export of Indian Woollens Products like Wool, Woollens Knitwear, Shawls, Rumals, Mufflers, Blankets, Stoles and other Wool and Wool Blended Products. One of the major functions of WWEPC is introducing foreign businessmen to local manufacturers/ exporters and provides them with the information useful in conducting business.
For more details visit www.wwepcindia.com
 
Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZ Units :
The EOU Scheme introduced in early 1981, is complementary to the SEZ scheme (erstwhile EPZ scheme). It adopts the same production regime but offers a wider option in location with reference to factors like source of raw materials, port of export, hinterland facilities, availability of technological skills, existence of an industrial base, and the need for a large area of land for the project.
For more details visit www.eouindia.gov.in
 
Coconut Development Board :
Coconut Development Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India for the integrated development of coconut production and utilization in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification. The Board which came into existence on 12th January 1981, functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, with its Headquarters at Kochi in Kerala and Regional Offices at Bangalore in Karnataka, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Guwahati in Assam. There are six State Centres situated Bhubaneswar in Orissa, Calcutta in West Bengal, Patna in Bihar, Thane in Maharashtra, Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and Port Blair in the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
For more details visit www.coconutboard.nic.in
 
Coffee Board :
The Coffee Board of India is an autonomous body, functioning under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The Board serves as a friend, philosopher and guide of the coffee industry in India. Set up under an Act of the Parliament of India in the year 1942, the Board focuses on research, development, extension, quality upgradation, market information, and the domestic and external promotion of Coffees of India.
For more details visit www.indiacoffee.org
 
Coir Board :
Coir Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India under a legislation enacted by the Parliament namely Coir Industry Act 1953 (45 of 1953) for the promotion and development of Coir Industry in India as a whole.
For more details visit www.coirboard.nic.in
 
Indian Oilseed and Produce Export Promotion Council :
Indian Oilseed and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC) is concerned with the promotion of various Oilseeds and Oils. Formerly known as IOPEA, it was formed on 23 rd June 1956, at a preliminary meeting held in Bombay under the Presidentship of late Shri Lalji Mehrotra, former President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and India's one time ambassador to Myanmar and Japan.
For more details visit www.iopepc.org
 
Rubber Board :
The Rubber Board is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India, under the Rubber Act 1947, for the overall development of the rubber industry in the country.
For more details visit www.rubberboard.com
 
Marine Products Export Development Authority :
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted in 1972 under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No.13 of 1972). The role envisaged for the MPEDA under the statute is comprehensive - covering fisheries of all kinds, increasing exports, specifying standards, processing, marketing, extension and training in various aspects of the industry.
For more details visit www.mpeda.com
 
Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council :
The dynamic growth of Indian Pharma Industry, a knowledge based industry, and the recommendations of four major Pharma associations made the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to realize the need for separate export promotion council. Accordingly, Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL) has been set up on 12.5.2004. With its notification No.61 dt. 16.3.2005, Director General of Foreign Trade made Pharmexcil the sole agency to issue RCMCs to all Pharma exporters.
For more details visit www.pharmexcil.com
 
Spices Board :
Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India) is the flagship organization for the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices. The Board is an international link between the Indian exporters and the importers abroad. The Board has been spearheading activities for excellence of Indian spices, involving every segment of the industry.
For more details visit www.indianspices.com
 
Tea Board :
Tea is one of the industries, which by an Act of Parliament comes under the control of the Union Govt. The genesis of the Tea Board India dates back to 1903 when the Indian Tea Cess Bill was passed. The Bill provided for levying a cess on tea exports - the proceeds of which were to be used for the promotion of Indian tea both within and outside India. The present Tea Board set up under section 4 of the Tea Act 1953 was constituted on 1st April 1954. It has succeeded the Central Tea Board and the Indian Tea Licencing Committee which functioned respectively under the Central Tea Board Act, 1949 and the Indian Tea Control Act, 1938 which were repealed. The activities of the two previous bodies had been confined largely to regulation of tea cultivation and export of tea as required by the International Tea Agreement then in force, and promotion of tea Consumption.
For more details visit www.teaboard.gov.in
 
Tobacco Board :
Recognizing the need to regulate production, promotion of overseas marketing and to control recurring instances of imbalances in supply and demand, which lead to market problems, the Government of India established the Tobacco Board, in place of Tobacco Export Promotion Council, under the Tobacco Board Act of 1975. The Board came into existence from 1-1-1976 with its head quarters at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, India.
For more details visit www.indiantobacco.com
 
Wool Industry Export Promotion Council :
Wool Industry Export Promotion Council (WOOLTEXPRO) is an autonomous, non-profit Export Promotion Council, sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles and set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, which has become the international face of Indian woollen textiles successfully facilitating exports.
For more details visit www.wooltexpro.com
 
 
 
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