- Ministry of Commerce and industry
This department was established in the year 1995, and in the year 2000 Department of Industrial Development was merged with it. This department is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. While individual administrative ministries look after the production, distribution, development and planning aspects of specific industries allocated to them, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion is responsible for the overall Industrial Policy. It is also responsible for facilitating and increasing the FDI flows to the country. It is also responsible to calculate WPI.
Policy and Promotion is also responsible for intellectual property rights relating to patents, designs, trademarks, and geographical indication of goods and oversees the initiative relating to their promotion and protection.
- Export Promotion Council
The Export Promotion Council of Kenya (EPC) is Kenya’s premier institution in the development and promotion of export trade in the country. Established in 1992, EPC’s primary objective was to address bottlenecks that were facing exporters and producers of export goods and services with a view to increasing the performance of the export sector. The Council was therefore established for the purpose of giving an outward orientation to an economy that was hitherto inward looking. Over time, the EPC has embraced the mandate of co-ordinating and harmonising export development and promotion activities in the country, providing leadership to all national export programmes. Today, EPC is the focal point for export development and promotion activities in the country.
The EPC was established on August 19, 1992 through Legal Notice No. 4342, with the mandate of developing and promoting Kenya’s exports. In pursuit of its mandate, the EPC primary objective is to address bottlenecks facing exporters and producers of export goods and services in order to increase the performance level of the export sector. It also provides a forum for dialogue between the exporting fraternity and relevant public and private sector institutions and organizations through Sectoral Panels.
- Federation of Indian Export Organisations
The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), set up in 1965 under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, as an Apex Body of Export Promotion Organisations and institutions in the country is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with its Headquarters in Delhi and Regional Offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, and Chapters in Jaipur, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Indore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Guwahati. FIEO has been serving as a platform of interaction between exporters and policy makers, and has been instrumental in promoting the efforts of Indian exporting community. It is an ISO 9001-2008 certified Organization.
The main objective of FIEO is to render an integrated package of services to various organizations connected with export promotion. It functions as a primary servicing agency to provide integrated assistance to its over 20,000 members comprising professional exporting firms holding recognition status granted by the Government, consultancy firms and service providers. Organisations like the Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Boards, Export Development Authorities, Chambers of Commerce, Export Houses, Star Export Houses, Trading Houses, Star Trading Houses, Premier Trading Houses, Consultancy Organisations & Trade Associations etc. constitute the membership of FIEO. FIEO issues RCMC (Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate) to exporters. It also issues Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential) which is required by many countries as proof of origin of the goods.
In terms of the Foreign Trade Policy, FIEO has been designated as Registering Authority for status holder exporting firms, other exporters dealing in multi-products. The Federation organizes Seminars, Open House Meets, Interactive Sessions, Awareness Programmes, Training Programmes and arranges participation in various exhibitions in India and abroad. Besides, FIEO provides e-platform to buyer/sellers through huge network of members and non-members, and also organizes India Shows, Trade Fairs and Exhibitions across the globe, particularly in untapped countries. FIEO has signed over 75 MOUs with leading chambers across the globe to provide commercial information and marketing support to its members. During the year under review, FIEO has organized various workshops and round table meetings at different places within the country; sponsored business delegations comprising of Multi Product Groups Organisations overseas; arranged exhibitions and catalogue shows abroad. FIEO also organised Open House meetings of their members with Government Authorities in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and New Delhi. FIEO also organized export executive development programmes, short term training programmes for fresh entrepreneurs in the export field and brought out a strategy paper on Banking and export finance, besides, providing opportunity to discuss on line with experts to seek advice and sort out trade related problems. FIEO provide web chat facility to exporters on various days of the week.
- Exim Bank
Export–Import Bank of India is a finance institution in India, established in 1982 under Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981. Since its inception, Exim Bank of India has been both a catalyst and a key player in the promotion of cross border trade and investment. Commencing operations as a purveyor of export credit, like other export credit agencies in the world, Exim Bank India has, over the period, evolved into an institution that plays a major role in partnering Indian industries, particularly the Small and Medium Enterprises, in their globalization efforts, through a wide range of products and services offered at all stages of the business cycle, starting from import of technology and export product development to export production, export marketing, pre-shipment and post-shipment and overseas investment.
- Marine Products Export Development Authority
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a Government of India company headquartered at Kochi. It was constituted on 24th August 1972, under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No.13 of 1972). The role envisaged for the MPEDA under the statute is comprehensive – covering fisheries of all kinds, increasing exports, specifying standards, processing, marketing, extension and training in various aspects of the industry.
MPEDA functions under the Department of Commerce, Government of India and acts as a coordinating agency with different Central and State Government establishments engaged in fishery production and allied activities.
Services Offered by MPEDA
- Registration of infrastructure facilities for Seafood Export trade
- Collection and dissemination of trade information
- Projection of Indian marine products in overseas markets by participation in overseas fairs and organizing international seafood fairs in India
- Implementation of development measures vital to the industry like distribution of insulated fish boxes, putting up fish landing platforms, improvement of peeling sheds, modernization of industry such as upgrading of plate freezers, installation of IQF machinery, generator sets, ice making machineries, quality control laboratory etc.
- Promotion of brackish water aquaculture for production of prawn for export.
- Promotion of deep sea fishing projects through test fishing, joint venture and equity participation.