JKTPO organise Export Awareness workshops
BARAMULLA/ KUPWARA/ RAMBAN: The Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) and District Administrations of Kupwara and Baramulla organised Export promotion workshops under the District as Exports Hub (DEH) & One District One Product (ODOP) in collaboration with DGFT, APEDA, FIEO, India Post, ECGC and other expert agencies working in the field of Exports.
To make each District as Export Hub and to improve overall trade and export ecosystem of UT of J&K, the series of the workshopsare being organised on the directions of Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Prashant Goyal and under overall supervision of Managing Director, JKTPO, Khalid Jahangir at district level.
AT KUPWARA: Deputy Commissioner, Doifode Sagar Dattatray while inaugurating the workshop and addressing the forum appreciated the JKTPO’s initiative of reaching out to district of J&K for export promotion and also said that the District Kupwara has a great potential of exports in Walnut, Handloom& Handicraft products and red rice (Mushkbudij).
He also directed all traders and entrepreneurs to redouble their efforts for proper development of Kupwara based export products so that these products become a brand in the world and Kupwara district becomes an export hub. He also requested JKTPO to conduct few more capacity building workshops especially for packaging and marketing of walnuts from Kupwara.
AT BARAMULLA: The Export Workshop in Baramulla was presided over by Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar who in her opening remarks saidApple has been selected as ODOP (One District One Product) from district Baramulla with immense potential for exports and other allied derivatives.
She also briefed the participants about the benefits of having Import export code and requested the participants to take advantages of such awareness workshops conducted by JKTPO. District Administration is working in full swing with Government and other export institutions to boost exports and make district Baramulla as a hub of exports for its potential products under District as Export Hub Initiative, she added.
The detailed sessions were conducted by the experts on the benefits of exports, the process of getting an Import/Export code, endorsing local products to an international market, credit linkages for exports and credit risk insurance facilities. The participants were also given an opportunity to interact one on one with the experts and all the queries related to exports were resolved. Special focus was given on ODOP products and other focus products of the Kupwara and Baramulla districts including Walnut, red rice, apples and carpets. Onspot Import/Export codes (IEC) registration was done in these drives.
A.K Bhushan, Deputy DGFT, during his address, apprised the participants of the role of DGFT in international trade. He reflected upon the kind of documentation and procedures necessary for entering the international business/IEC registration and other related issues.
Debi Prasad, Executive Officer, ECGC Srinagar gave details about Credit Risk Insurance and related services for exports and gave a detailed insight on how exporters can safeguard their shipments and money for exports.
Sehreen Maqbool, Business Development Manager, APEDA, Kashmir gave introduction about APEDA and with a focus to take local Horticulture and allied products of Kupwara to a global market.
Gaurav Gupta, Dy. Director, FIEO explained about the benefits of registration on Indian Business Portal, Free Online Business, Easy and Affordable Credit Rating and Compliance with the Government.
Yonus Gul from India Post, Kashmir Region, shared the attributes of portal Dhak Ghar Niryat Kendras which act as facilitation center for E-Commerce exports.
These workshops were attended by District officers of Industries & Commerce department, Agriculture & Horticulture, Horticulture marketing and Planning and Handicraft and Handloom along with250+ potential exporters, growers, FPO’s, artisans unit holders and also from District Kupwara and Baramulla.
AT RAMBAN: GeM onboarding Drive for ODOP-DEH (Honey) of Ramban District on Government-eMarketplace (GeM) for potential exporters, providing direct access to all the Government departments was also organised by the JKTPO in collaboration with District Administration Ramban and Invest India, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce.
These onboarding drives are held all across UT to onboard the ODOP & DEH products on the GeM platform.
Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam, while appreciating the Honey Bee Keepers said that, District has a huge potential for exports of honey. Honey has been chosen as one of the items under the ODOP/District as Export hub project from district Ramban.
He further added that District Administration is actively promoting Honey from Ramban alongside the government and other export organisations. The GeM onboarding will help local Honey producers to attract the business from different departments across the country. Officers of agriculture department and Members of the Honey FPO from the Ramban district participated in the event and were onboarded on spot on GeM platform.
Earlier the team of JKTPO provided a detailed explanation of the advantages of joining the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) as well as a demonstration of how the portal functions.