OBJECTIVES:y The basic objective of Export Promotion Councils is to

promote and develop the exports of the country. Each Council is responsible for the promotion of a particular group of products, projects and services. y The main role of the EPCs is to project India's image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality goods and services.

the EPCs shall encourage and monitor the observance of international standards and specifications by exporters.y In particular. The EPCs shall keep abreast of the trends and opportunities in international markets for goods and services and assist their members in taking advantage of such opportunities in order to expand and diversify exports. .

product development. etc. standards and specifications. innovation. quality and design improvement.. . y To offer professional advice to their members in areas such as technology upgradation.FUNCTIONS OF EPC S y To provide commercially useful information and assistance to their members in developing and increasing their exports.

y To organise visits of delegations of its members abroad to explore overseas market opportunities. and . exhibitions and buyer-seller meets in India and abroad. y To promote interaction between the exporting community and the Government both at the Central and State levels. y To organise participation in trade fairs.

. as well as other relevant international trade data. exports and imports of their members.y To build a statistical base and provide data on the exports and imports of the country.

. For this purpose. management and international marketing and having experience in government and industry should be brought into the EPCs. y In order to give a boost and impetus to exports. as the case may be. executives with a professional background in commerce. it is imperative that the EPCs function as professional bodies.CONCLUSION y The EPCs are non-profit organisations registered under the Companies Act or the Societies Registration Act.

.FIEO . ITPO.Commodity Board . y To take up issues with the Export Promotion Organization . Various Government Ministries and Departments for Making easy participation in the Fairs and Exhibitions organized in India and Overseas. points .suggestions to the States / Central Government and semi-Government Bodies.COMMODITY BOARDS y To take up various problems.EPCs .

.FIEO etc. y To organize Seminars and Meetings at various places to discuss ways and means to overcome problems and difficulties of the member-exporters / exporting community.y To make efforts for creation of transparency in the function of the EP Organization-EPCs .Commodity Board .

y To publish brochures .foreign buyers/buying agents etc.y To invite Government officials . officials of EP Organizations and Dignitaries at the meetings / Seminars for facilitation and resolving problems relating to exports of the member exporters / exporting community.booklets containing useful information for member exporters . .

booklets . at the time of fair and other occasions for the benefits of member exporters.y To distribute the brochures .directories etc. . y To set up International Trade Centers and Flatted Factory Complex (Industrial Parks).

y To unite exporters to take common cause / issues with the concerned Organization .Foreign Embassies and Foreign Mission in India and Foreign Trade Offices in India and Indian embassies / High Commissions overseas etc. .

EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY yAPEDA yMPEDA .

3(ii): 13.2. 1985.Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority y 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. y The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February.1986). 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. .

participation in enquiry capital through joint ventures and other reliefs and subsidy schemes. y Fixing of standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports. . y Registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products on payment of such fees as may be prescribed.ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS y Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial assistance or otherwise for undertaking surveys and feasibility studies.

y Carrying out inspection of meat and meat products in slaughter houses. y Improving of marketing of the Scheduled products outside India. conveyances or other places where such products are kept or handled for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products. processing plants. storage premises. y Improving of packaging of the Scheduled products.Contd. y Promotion of export oriented production and development of the Scheduled products. . . .

Floriculture and Floriculture Products Herbal and Medicinal Plants In addition to this. Poultry and Poultry Products. chocolates of all kinds. Vegetables and their Products. Groundnuts. Biscuits and Bakery Products. Dairy Products. . Peanuts and Walnuts. Honey. Cereal and Cereal Products. Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. Papads and Chutneys. Cocoa and its products. Jaggery and Sugar Products. Confectionery. Meat and Meat Products. APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar.PRODUCTS MONITORED y y y y y y y y y y y y y y Fruits. Pickles.

y One member appointed by the Central Government representing the Planning Commission. y The Agricultural Marketing Advisor to the Government of India. appointed by the Central Government. y Three members of Parliament of whom two are elected by the House of People and one by the Council of States.COMPOSITION OF THE APEDA AUTHORITY y A Chairman. .

. .Contd. dealing with y Agriculture and Rural Development y Commerce y Finance y Industry y Food y Civil Supplies y Civil Aviation y Shipping and Transport . y Eight members appointed by the Central Government representing respectively. the Ministries of the Central Govt.

Kolkata. Hyderabad and Guwahati . Bangalore.APEDA S PRESENCE y Head office New Delhi Regional offices Mumbai.

covering fisheries of all kinds. extension and training in various aspects of the industry. processing.13 of 1972). . y The role envisaged for the MPEDA under the statute is comprehensive . specifying standards.MARINE PRODUCTS EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY y The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted in 1972 under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No. marketing. increasing exports.

Laying down standards and specifications. Regulations of marine products export.Objectives of the MPEDA y Conservation and management of fishery resources y y y y and development of offshore fishing. . Registration of exporters and processing plants. Acting as an agency for extension of relief as per directions from Government.

processing and marketing. y Imparting training in different aspects of the marine products industry.Contd. . export promotion. processing and marketing of value added seafood. . and import of essential items. y Helping the industry in relation to market intelligence. y Promotion of commercial shrimp farming. production. with special reference to quality control. y Promotion of joint ventures in aquaculture. .