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Export Awareness cum e-Commerce Onboarding Workshop held

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SHOPIAN: Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) in association with Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Monday organized an export awareness cum e-Commerce onboarding workshop for potential exporters at Mini-Secretariat Shopian.

The Assistant Commissioner (AC) Shopian, Shahbaz Ahmed Bodha presided over the workshop and expressed his salutation to the business community members from Shopian District.

Addressing the gathering, the Assistant Commissioner emphasized on proper branding of the products to make the branded products export ready. He further highlighted the major products from Shopian which have potential for exports and spotlighted the importance of fine tuning and finishing of products.

The workshop is first in line of the planned events to be held across the UT to promote exports from all districts of J&K. It included detailed sessions on benefits of exports, awareness regarding India Business Portal and India Trade portal, credit linkages for exports and credit risk insurance facilities and potential of products of the region in international market.

The emphasis of the workshop was to boost and support exports from District Shopian with a focus on developing the district as an export hub under the District as Export Hub/ODOP initiatives. The beneficiaries were briefed regarding the potential of their products for exports, countries to be targeted and procedures of exports.

JKTPO has brought all export agencies/ stakeholders to the grassroots level through these drives. Special focus was given on ODOP of district Shopian.

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.

Dy. General, DGFT, A.K. Bhushan 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.

CHO, Mohammad Ramzan War, LDM, Farooq Ahmed, Anju and Faizan Ahmed Export Hub Executive (DGFT), besides, Officers from line departments, a large number of fruit growers including members of Industrial associations, industrialists, Fruit Traders, entrepreneurs,  participated in the event.

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