India has many organizations which supports the exporters in global market. These organizations provide commercially useful information and assistance to their members in developing and increasing their exports.
Export Promotion Councils (EPC)
The EPCs are non-profit organizations which are registered under the Indian Companies Act or the Societies Registration Act or Export Import Policy, 1997-2002. EPCs are supported by financial assistance from the Government of India. These Councils have been assigned the role and functions under the said Policy. The Export Promotion Councils perform both advisory and executive functions. Each council is responsible for the promotion of a particular group of products, projects and services. They also offer professional advice to their members in areas such as technology up gradation, quality and design improvement, standards and specifications, product development and innovation etc.
Commodity boards play a productive and activist role in the export promotion of primary and traditional commodities such as tea, coffee, rubber, handicrafts, handlooms, coir, etc. Boards participate in trade fairs and exhibitions, conduct market surveys and sponsor trade delegations. They also act as a connecting links between India’s manufacturers or exporters and foreign importers. Their role in export promotion organization is precious.
Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO)
FIEO is partner of the Government of the India for promoting Indian exports. Exports by FIEO members include Gems & Jewellery, Textiles, Garments, Engineering Goods, Leather and Leather Products, Handicrafts, Chemicals and allied products, Cosmetics, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, etc. FIEO also provide Consultancy Services covering Infrastructure, Engineering, Industries, Cement, Leather, Paper & Rubber Industries, Agro-based Industries, and Small Scale Industries etc.
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 established by Government of India in 1963. Main function of IIFT is to help exporters of India in foreign trade management and increase their exports by developing human resources, generating, analyzing 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 (IIP) was set up in 1966 by the packaging and allied industries and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. IIP’s main objective is to improve the packaging standards of the country for the promotion of exports and create infrastructural facilities for overall packaging improvement. The Institute began in a very humble way, with an office at Mumbai. It has now expanded, with its Head Quarter at Mumbai and Centers located at Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Export Inspection Council (EIC)
Government of India established Export Inspection Council (EIC) under section 3 of the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963 for quality control and pre-shipment inspection. Further, EIC designates inspection agencies and laboratories to supplement its own activities as required.
Address: 3rd Floor, ND YMCA, Cultural Centre Bldg., 1, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001.
Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)
Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) was established by Govt. of India in 1965, as Apex arbitration body to solve disputes between exporters and importers. The main objective of ICA is to promote and encourage amicable settlement of foreign trade disputes and prepare and maintain panel of arbitrators.
Address: Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001
India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO)
India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) is an apex agency of the Government. ITPO accords approvals for holding of international trade fairs in India and abroad. Buyer-Seller Meets organized by ITPO have been a highly successful method of market penetration. Its other promotional tools are Contact Promotion Programmes, Product Promotion Programmes, and Promotion through Overseas Department Stores, Market Surveys and Information Dissemination.
Address: Pragati Bhawan Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-10001
Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI)
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry play an important role to strengthen the international trade. CCI issues certificate of origin and take up specific cases of exporters to the Government.
Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
FICCI is a non-government, not-for-profit organization and the largest, oldest and the apex business organization of India. FICCI was established in 1927. It is headquartered in the national capital New Delhi and has presence in 12 states in India and 8 countries across the world. FICCI is making outstanding contribution in the fields of export promotion, commer¬cial arbitration, business legislation, research, infrastructural development, etc., for the protection and promotion of business interests.
Address: Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national Standards Body of India working under the guidance of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Government of India. BIS is established under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. The BIS standardization process for the development of Indian Standards (IS) follows the ISO/IEC standards and WTO/TBT guidelines. BIS’s role is to coordinate inputs from various public sector stakeholders to its technical committees which are then commented by the private sector representatives.
Address: 9, Manak Bhavan, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002
The Textiles Committee’s main objective is to ensure the quality of textiles and textile machinery both for internal consumption and export purposes. Textile Committee takes 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. The main role of the MPEDA is comprehensive covering fisheries of all kinds, production, processing, marketing, extension, export standards and training in various aspects of the industry.
Indian Investment Center (IIC) was set up in 1960 as an independent organization, which is under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The Indian Investment Centre was set up to promote foreign private investment in India by NRIs and OCBs in which NRI holding is not less than 60 per cent. It also assist to establish joint ventures and technical collaborations in India and abroad and third country ventures between Indian and foreign entrepreneurs.
Address: Jeevan Vihar, 4th Floor, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is a government organization of India and is responsible for implementing the Foreign Trade Policy or Exim Policy with the main objective of promoting Indian exports.
Address: Udyog Bhawan, H-Wing, Gate No.2, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi -110011
Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence Statistics (DGCIS)
The Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS) is under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. It is a pioneer official organization for collection, compilation and distribution of India’s Trade Statistics and Commercial Information.