In India there are a number of organisation and agencies that provides various types of support to the exporters from time to time. These export organisations provides market research in the area of foreign trade, dissemination of information arising from its activities relating to research and market studies. So, exporter should contact them for the necessary assistance.
Export Promotion Councils (EPC)
Export Promotion Councils are registered as non -profit organisations under the Indian Companies Act. At present there are eleven Export Promotion Councils under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce and nine export promotion councils related to textile sector under the administrative control of Ministry of Textiles. The Export Promotion Councils perform both advisory and executive functions. These Councils are also the registering authorities under the Export Import Policy, 2002-2007.
Commodity Board is registered agency designated by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India for purposes of export-promotion and has offices in India and abroad. There are five statutory Commodity Boards, which are responsible for production, development and export of tea, coffee, rubber, spices and tobacco.
Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
FIEO was set up jointly by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and private trade and industry in the year 1965. FIEO is thus a partner of the Government of India in promoting India’s exports.
Address: Niryaat Bhawan, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Opp. Army Hospital. Research & Referral, New Delhi 110057
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help Indian exporters in foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources, generating, analysing and disseminating data and conducting research.
Address: B-21 Kutub Institutional Area, Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016
Indian Institution of Packaging (IIP)
The Indian Institute of Packaging or IIP in short was established in 1966 under the Societies Registration Act (1860). Headquartered in Mumbai, IIP also has testing and development laboratories at Calcutta, New Delhi and Chennai. The Institute is closely linked with international organisations and is recognized by the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) and the ITC (International Trading Centre) for consultancy and training. The IIP is a member of the Asian Packaging Federation (APF), the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) USA, the Insitute of Packaging (IOP) UK, Technical Association of PULP AND Paper Industry (TAPPI), USA and the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
Address: B-2, MIDC Area, P.B. 9432, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400096.
Export Inspection Council (EIC)
The Export Inspection Council or EIC in short, was set up by the Government of India under Section 3 of the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963 in order to ensure sound development of export trade of India through Quality Control and Inspection.
Address: 3rd Floor, ND YMCA, Cultural Centre Bldg., 1, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001.
Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)
The Indian Council for Arbitration (ICA) was established on April 15, 1965. ICA provides arbitration facilities for all types of Indian and international commercial disputes through its international panel of arbitrators with eminent and experienced persons from different lines of trade and professions.
Address: Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)
ITPO is a government organisation for promoting the country’s external trade. Its promotional tools include organizing of fairs and exhibitions in India and abroad, Buyer-Seller Meets, Contact Promotion Programmes, Product Promotion Programmes, Promotion through Overseas Department Stores, Market Surveys and Information Dissemination.
Address: Pragati Bhawan Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-10001
Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CII)
CII play an active role in issuing certificate of origin and taking up specific cases of exporters to the Govt.
Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI is an association of business organisations in India. FICCI acts as the proactive business solution provider through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking.
Address: Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, is a statutory body set up under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. BIS is engaged in standard formulation, certification marking and laboratory testing.
Address: 9, Manak Bhavan, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002
Textile Committee carries pre-shipment inspection of textiles and market research for textile yarns, textile machines etc.
Address: Textile Centre, second Floor, 34 PD, Mello Road, Wadi Bandar, Bombay-400009
Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted in 1972 under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 and plays an active role in the development of marine products meant for export with special reference to processing, packaging, storage and marketing etc.
Address: P.B No.4272 MPEDA House, pannampilly Avenue, Parampily Nagar, Cochin-682036
India Investment Centre (IIC)
Indian Investment Center (IIC) was set up in 1960 as an independent organization, which is under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The main objective behind the setting up of IIC was to encourage foreign private investment in the country. IIC also assist Indian Businessmen for setting up of Industrial or other Joint ventures abroad.
Address: Jeevan Vihar, 4th Floor, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
DGFT or Directorate General of Foreign Trade is a government organisation in India responsible for the formulation of guidelines and principles for importers and exporters of country.
Address: Udyog Bhawan, H-Wing, Gate No.2, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi -110011
Director General of Commercial Intelligence Statistics (DGCIS)
DGCIS is the Primary agency for the collection, compilation and the publication of the foreign inland and ancillary trade statistics and dissemination of various types of commercial informations.
Address: I, Council House Street Calcutta-700001,
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