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Trade Promotion Programme - Focus: CIS


IX. Role of EPCs/Apex Chambers/Missions 

The success of "Focus: CIS Programme" requires the proactive role and involvement of Export Promotion Councils, Apex Chambers and Indian Missions located in the CIS Region. Their activities would comprise the following:

i) Export Promotion Councils (EPCs)

  • Shall carry out market surveys for items with export potential in the CIS  region and disseminate information to their members through publications.

  • Shall encourage members to participate in specialised International Fairs/Exhibitions.

  • Shall bring out promotional literature in local languages.

  • Shall hold commodity specific seminars in selected industrial centres.

  • Shall prepare compendium of main importers/associations in the CIS region and disseminate the same to their members.

ii) Apex Chambers of Commerce/Industry

  • Shall establish and strengthen ties with their counterparts in the region and ensure that there are more frequent exchange of delegations.

  • Shall hold regular interactive discussions with their counterparts through JBC's/ MoU's and explore investment opportunities for setting up of Joint Ventures, EoU's etc.

  • Shall widely disseminate information amongst Indian businessmen through their publications, bulletins and other periodicals regarding potential Indian exports to CIS countries.

  • Shall organize seminars and workshops at regular intervals to create awareness regarding the untapped potential that exists in the region for exporting goods. These seminars/workshops shall be held in various industrial centres.

iii) Role of Indian Missions in the CIS region

  • Shall organize catalogue/brochure exhibitions

  • Shall provide regular feedback on implementation of the programme.

  • Shall play a proactive role in coordinating promotional measures like  
    organization of Buyer-Seller- Meets, visit of delegations and participation in trade fairs.

  • Shall carry out market surveys for the specified products in collaboration with
     the ITPO and concerned EPCs. 

  • Shall send processed/usable information in bulletins to the EPCs on focus products/ technology/service sectors.

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