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Export promotion councils/commodity Boards

Trade Promotion Bodies of India

Export Promotion Councils of India
Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)
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.
CHEMEXCIL is set up by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India in the year 1963 with the objective of promoting exports of the Dyes and Dye Intermediates Bullet Basic Inorganic & Organic Chemicals, including Agrochemicals Bullet Cosmetics, Soaps, Toiletries & Essential Oils Bullet Speciality Chemicals, Lubricants And Castor oil from India to various countries abroad.
Carpet Export Promotion Council
CEPC, a non-profit making organization, was setup in 1982 by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to promote export of Carpets, all types of Handmade / handmade knotted Carpets, Rugs, Floor Coverings & other allied Products from India. And since then, has been the voice of Indian carpets business community. With working office in the heart of Delhi, Registered Office at NOIDA, UP, and regional office at Bhadohi.
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.
CAPEXIL, a non-profit making organization, was setup in March 1958 by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to promote export of Chemical and Allied Products from India. And since then has been the voice of Indian business community.
Council of Leather Exports
Service to Leather & Leather Products Exporters since 1984. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is the single largest and Apex trade promotion orgnisation of the strong and rapidly growing Indian leather & leather products industry. CLE is committed towards the overall development of Indian leather sector and achieve higher export growth to enhance India's share in global leather trade.
Electronic and Computer Software Export Promotion Council
Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is India™s apex trade promotion organisation mandated to promote India™s exports of Electronics, Telecom, ComputerSoftware and IT Enabled Services.
Engineering Export Promotion Council, India (EEPC India)
EEPC India has been the face of Indian engineering exports over a span of 65 years when India grew from a nation exporting just $10 million of engineering goods in 1955 to $76.04 billion in 2019-20 and is regarded as the model EPC in India by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZ Units
Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs (EPCES) has been setup by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, to service the export promotional needs of EOUs & SEZs in the country. Over the years, EPCES has made an endeavor to facilitate consultations between different stakeholders including industry, policy makers, bank, financial institutions and multilateral agencies to facilitate greater competitiveness in the Indian EOUs & SEZ sector.
Export Promotion Council For Handicrafts (EPCH)
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is a non-profit organisation, with an object to promote, support, protect, maintain and increase the export of handicrafts.
Gem & Jwellery EPC (GJEPC)
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) in 1966.GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry and today it represents almost 6,000 exporters in the sector.
Indian Oil Seeds & Produce Export Promotion Council
Engaged in the development and promotion of exports of oilseeds, oils and oilcakes, Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC), erstwhile known as IOPEA, has been catering to the needs of exporters since over half a decade. Besides focusing on exports, the Council also works towards strengthening of domestic supply chain by encouraging farmers, shellers, processors, surveyors and exporters to enhance the quality of oilseeds in India.
Jute Products Development & Export Promotion Council
Jute Products Development & Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC), an Industry-led body, was created under the Companies Act of 1956 with the principal purpose of giving added push to the initiatives required for taking export of Jute goods to a sustainable higher level. The council’s management is a 12 member committee including 2 nominees from Govt. of India, nominees advices the council on its program of activities. Currently the council boosts strength of about 250members covering from various segments of Manufacturing and Trading of Jute Products.

Mobile And Electronic Devices Export Promotion Council (MEDEPC)

MEDEPC provides a platform to Mobile and Electronics Devices companies from all over the country to voice their national and international concerns related to export.

Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council
Pharmaceutical Industry being knowledge based and keeping in view of the available opportunities and Indian Pharma industry’s keen enthusiasm to serve the global healthcare industry, Government of India felt the need of an exclusive export promotion council. Accordingly, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government ofIndia, set up Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) under Foreign Trade policy by issuing DGFT notification in the year 2004, with its headquarters atHyderabad,India.
Power-loom Development Export Promotion Council
PDEXCIL is set up by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. PDEXCIL is a non-profit organization working for the development of Powerloom Industry in India and promoting export of Fabrics and Made ups from Powerloom Manufacturers. Ours is the only council which in not only focusing upon export promotion but also working on development of powerloom industry.
Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC)
Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC) provides necessary technical information, guidance and support to Indian Civil and Engineering (EPC) construction including process engineering contractors and consultants to set up overseas projects.
Services Export Promotion Council
To make India an International services exports powerhouse by effectively promoting and representing every sector of Indian services and contributing to the overall growth of the economy.
SHELLAC Export Promotion Council (SHEFEXIL)
SHEFEXIL is nodal EPC for Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFPs) and their value added variants. Its mission is to strengthen plans and initiatives for exports of Non Timber Forest Produces. Now its been a Nodal EPC for North-East India.
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.
The Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council
Since its inception in 1954, as an autonomous, nonprofit body dedicated to promotion of exports, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, popularly known as TEXPROCIL has been the international face of cotton textiles from India facilitating exports worldwide.
The Handloom Export Promotion Council
India’s Textile Industry is the country’s second largest industry in terms of employment potential. Handloom sector plays a very important role in the country’s economy. Handloom industry is the largest cottage industry in the country with 23.77 lakh looms. The major handloom export centres are Karur, Panipat, Varanasi & Kannur where handloom products like Bed linen, Table linen, Kitchen linen, Toilet linen, Floor coverings, embroidered textile materials, curtains etc. are produced for export markets.
The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council
The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) was set up in 1983 as a company not for profit under Companies Act duly sponsored by the Government of India in the Ministry of Textiles. The Council as on date has a membership of 853 regular exporters of Silk goods whereas more than 1800 exporters have registered with the Council.
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.
Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council
The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), set up in 1954, is one of the oldest Export Promotion Councils in India.
Wool & Woolens Export Promotion Council
Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) was established in the year 1964 and is responsible for promoting export of all type of wool and woollen/acrylic blended productsfrom India






Commodity Board of India

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of Agricultural and Processed Food Products.

Coconut Development Board (CDB)

Coconut Development Board (CDB) is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India for the integrated development of coconut cultivation and industry in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification.

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 as well as export market of coir and coir products in India as a whole.
Coffe Board
The Coffee Board of India is an organisation managed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the government of India to promote coffee production in India.
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.
Spices Board (SB)
Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, 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.
Tea Board
Tea Board is given the mandate to regulate the tea cultivation and export of tea and promotion of tea Consumption.

Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is given the mandate to promote the marine products industry with special reference to exports from the country.


Tobacco Board

Tobacco Board is committed to accomplish the smooth functioning of a vibrant farming system, fair and remunerative prices to tobacco growers and export promotion.






Regulatory Agencies
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)

CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)


DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)

The DGFT is responsible for formulating and implementing the Foreign Trade Policy with the main objective of promoting India’s exports. The DGFT also issues scrips/authorisation to exporters and monitors their corresponding obligations.






Other Agencies

Ministry of Information & Brodcasting (I&B)

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to information, broadcasting, the press and films in India.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy. The broad aim of the Ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of the country.
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (AH&D) is one of the Departments of the newly created Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying vide Cabinet Secretariat's Notification No.1/21/7/2019-Cab dated 17.06.2019 published in eGazette S.O.No.1972(E).
Department of Atomic Energy
DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research.
Department of Chemicals and Petro Chemicals
The Department of Chemicals & Petro-Chemicals is entrusted with the responsibility of policy, planning, development and regulation of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Industries.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity)
Meity is responsible for promoting e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
The main objective the HSM Division is to promote safe management and use of hazardous substances including hazardous chemicals and hazardous wastes.

Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)

The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has a mandate to carry out the activities relating to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization and transfer.

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Wireless Planning and Cordination Wing

The Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing (WPC) is a Wing of Department of Telecommunications coming under the Ministry of Communications of the Government of India. The department is responsible for issuing amateur radio licenses, allotting the frequency spectrum and monitoring the frequency spectrum. The WPC is headquartered in New Delhi and has regional branches in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati.


Legal Metrology Division, Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Legal Metrology Division is responsible for matters of national policy and other related functions such as, uniform laws on weights and measures, technical regulations, training, precision laboratory facilities and implementation of the International Recommendation.


Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture, is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI.


Atomic Energy Regulatory Board

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board was constituted on November 15, 1983, by the President of India by exercising the powers conferred by the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 to carry out certain regulatory and safety functions under the Act. The regulatory authority of AERB is derived from the rules and notifications promulgated under the Atomic Energy Act and the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.


Automative Research Association of India (ARAI)

ARAI has been providing various services to the Indian Automotive Industry in the areas of design & development and know-how for manufacture & testing of components / system to national / international standards.


Animal Quarintine & Certification Services

The purpose and scope of setting up of QUARANTINE Stations is to prevent the ingress of dangerous exotic diseases into the country through imported livestock and livestock products. The increased and faster international trade and travel exposed every country to the danger of infiltration of known and unknown transmissible diseases which have the potential of very serious and rapid spread, adverse socio economic and human/animal health consequences.


Controller of Explosives (PESO)

The PESO administers the responsibilities delegated under the Explosives Act 1884 and Petroleum Act 1934 and the rules made thereunder related to manufacture, import,export,transport,possession, sale and use of Explosives, Petroleum products and Compressed gases.

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Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the regulatory body governing the safety aspects of civil aviation in India.


Director General of Health Services (DGHS)

The Directorate General of Health Services (Dte.GHS) is a repository of technical knowledge concerning Public Health, Medical Education and Health Care. It is an attached organisation of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.The Directorate co-ordinates with the Health Directorates of all States/UTs for implementation of various National Health Programmes through its Regional Offices of Health and Family Welfare.


Drug Controller General

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the Central Drug Authority for discharging functions assigned to the Central Government under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. CDSCO has six zonal offices, four sub-zonal offices, 13 port offices and seven laboratories under its control.

Export Inspection Council of India (EIC)

The Export Inspection Council (EIC) was set up in order to ensure sound development of export trade of India through Quality Control and Inspection.

Food Saftey and Standards Authority of India

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 as a statutory body for laying down science based standards for articles of food and regulating manufacturing, processing, distribution, sale and import of food...


Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research..


Insecticide Board

The Central Insecticides Board advises the Central Government and State Governments on technical matters arising out of the administration of this Act and to carry out the other functions assigned to the Board by or under this Act..


National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention

The primary task of the NA CWC is to fulfill, on behalf of the Government of India, the obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Plant Quarantine Information system

To prevent the entry, establishment and spread of exotic pests in India as per the provisions of The Destructive Insects & Pests Act, 1914 and the notifications issued there under.

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Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is central banking institution, which controls the monetary policy.


Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC)

TEC is responsible for drawing up of standards, generic requirements, interface requirements, service requirements and specifications for telecom products, services and networks.


The Directorate General of Hydrocarbon

DGH are to promote sound management of the oil and natural gas resources having a balanced regard for environment, safety, technological and economic aspects of the petroleum activity.


Textile Committee (Ministry of Textiles)

The Committee acts as ‘a one stop service provider’ to the textile trade, industry and other stakeholders’ including state governments.

The Bureau of Indian standards (BIS)

BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 1986 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau - Wikipedia

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau is a statutory multi-disciplinary body established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to combat organized wildlife crime in the country.



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