The first Seminar of Export Awareness under series of Niryat Bandhu this year was organized at Association of Industries (Regd), Gangyal Jammu by the Joint Director General of Foreign Trade. The programme was organized under the chairmanship of M.K Nikhare, ITS, Dy. Director General of Foreign Trade in Augustus presence of. Vinod Behnal, KAS General Manager, District Industries Centre, J&K Govt., Rajesh Jain, President, AOI-Gangyal, S.B.Abrol, General Secretary, AOI-Gangyal & Ramesh Kumar Verma, ITS, Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade.
The programme started with the inaugural address of Nikhare in which he apprised the audience with role of DGFT in International Trade. He stressed upon the need to enter International Trade by the local industrialists which could not only enhance their vision but also make an impact of ‘Made in India’ in the world market. Verma delivered a lecture on the various schemes available with DGFT to encourage exports from India with special reference to the concessions allowed to the exporters from J&K State. He briefed the participants with schemes like Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), Service Export from India Scheme (SFIS), Advance Authorisation Scheme, Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme (EPCG), etc of which only handful of exporters are taking benefit so far from the Regional Authority at Jammu. He also brought about the special feature of the new policy in which obtaining of the first & foremost document to start with exports i.e. Importer Exporter Code Number has been made completely online & that does not require for any person to visit the office as it is issued within 24 hrs time with PAN & a Bank Certificate being the only pre-requisite to be attached online. He further emphasized the need to upgrade the technology of making products since the industry in J&K at present is struggling in the international market in view of the fast changing technologies coming up worldwide.
Vinod Behnal, the Chief Guest Speaker discussed the facilities available with District Industries Centre, J&K Govt. for both the established & new entrants in Industry.