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Federation of Indian Export Organisations

The Federation of Indian Export Organizations set up in 1965, is an apex body of various export promotion organizations and institutions with its major regional offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The main objective of FIEO is to render an integrated package of services to various organizations connected with export promotion. It provides the content, direction and thrust to India’s global export effort. It also functions as a primary servicing agency to provide integrated assistance to its members comprising professional exporting firms holding recognition status granted by the government, consultancy firms and service providers. The Federation organizes seminars and arranges participation in various exhibitions in India and abroad. It also brings out ‘FIEO News’, for creating awareness amongst its member exporters and importers.

Address : Niryat Bhawan, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Opp. Army Hospital Research & Referral, NEW DELHI-110 016
Telephone : (91)11-26150101-04; 4604222 2
Fax : (91)11-26148194
Website : http://www.fieo.org

Indian Diamond Institute, Surat

The Indian Diamond Institute was established as a Society in the year 1978 at Surat, Gujarat, with the objective of enhancing the quality, design and global competitiveness of the Indian jewellery. The Institute is sponsored by the Department of Commerce and is a project of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). IDI has developed itself as a premier institute for imparting technical skills to the gems and jewellery industry.

The Institute conducts various diploma and other courses related to diamond & jewellery trade and industry. It also offers the three year diploma course on Diamond, Gem & Jewellery Design & Manufacture. Institute’s Diamond Certification & Grading Laboratory has been recognized world over and its laboratory is also authorised by the DGFT, MOC&I, as per Chapter 4 of FTP 2009-14 for certification / grading of diamonds of 0.25 Ct and above. IDI has been accorded with recognition as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) under Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It has been also recognised as Anchor Institute (Gem & Jewellery) by Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat.

Address : Katargam, GIDC, Post Box No. 508, Sumul Dairy Road SURAT-395008. , Gujrat.
Telephone : 91- 261-2407847/48
Fax : 91-261-2407849, GRAM- INDIANDST
Website : http://www.diamondinstitute.net

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)

Footwear Design and Development Institute was established in the year 1986 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with an objective to train the professional manpower for footwear industry. The Institute is an ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 certified Institute, which conducts wide range of long term and short term programmes in the area of Retail Management, Fashion, Footwear Merchandising, Marketing, Creative Design, and Leather Goods & Accessories Design, etc. The Institute provides one stop solution to the footwear industry and is internationally acclaimed as one of the premier institutes in the area of footwear design, technology and management.

Address : A-10 / A, Sector – 24, NOIDA – 201301, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Telephone : +91-120-4500100
Fax : +91(120) 2412556, 2411301,
Website : http://www.fddiindia.com

National Centre for Trade Information.

The National Centre for Trade Information was incorporated on 31st March, 1995 as a company under Section 25 of Companies Act, 1956. The company started functioning w.e.f. March, 1996. It has a Board of Directors for administration of its affairs, which includes representatives from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), and Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics (DGCI&S). Other representatives are from India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and other Export Promotion Councils/ Apex Bodies.

ITPO and NIC are co-promoters of the company and have contributed a sum of Rs.4.00 crore (Rs.2.00 crore each) as Corpus Fund in the equity contribution of the company

Major Activities of NCTI

  • Trade data based research and analysis – 2/4/6/8 digit HS classification – India/ Target Country – 9/10 digit level
  • Focus Market: Focus Product – Export potential studies.
  • Drawing/ evaluating wish lists/ offer lists under various PTA/ FTAs of India (existing and prospective).

Trade Data Analysis support to Department of Commerce

  • India-ASEAN FTA.
  • Identification of Tariff lines with high export potential to Eastern and Central European Countries.
  • India-Canada FTA – Analysis of trade data and identification of Potential items for India’s wish list.

Support to Trade and Industry

  • Creation and maintenance of websites.
  • Website content management.
  • Market research/ studies/ surveys.
  • Creation of databases – Importers/ Exporters (product category wise).
  • Electronic Trading Opportunities (ETOs) or live trade enquiries – all markets all products.
  • Uploading 52 issues of E-weekly ‘Trade Point-India’ annually on its website containing approximately 250 Trade Leads each week.
  • Setting up Trade Information Centres.
  • Trade Fair/ exhibitions support.

Web & Database Support Provided to ITPO

  • Development & maintenance of all Fair Specific Websites Corporate, RTI websites of ITPO.
  • Creation & maintenance of all fair specific websites updates on the Corporate, RTI websites of ITPO.
  • Creation of Sector Specific Database & Participants Feedback Survey for ITPO.
  • Collection and compilation of Sector Specific Database and Participants Feedback Survey for various fairs organized by ITPO:
    • Website design and development
    • Database creation
    • Visitor registration
    • Feedback surveys.

Address :National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI) Hall No. 19, Pragati Maidan, NEW DELHI-110001 (Entry from Gate No.4).
Telephone : 011-23371948/50/51/53
Fax : 011-23371979
Website : http://www.ncti-gov.in

India Brand Equity Foundation

India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) is a Trust established by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in 2003 with the objective of promoting and creating international awareness of the Made in India label in markets overseas and to facilitate dissemination of knowledge of Indian products and services. Towards this objective, IBEF works closely with stakeholders across government and industry.

IBEF endeavours to ensure consistent and effective messaging on the India growth story through brand building initiatives/campaigns undertaken in partnership with various stakeholders ranging from lead industry associations to export promotion councils. IBEF is the branding and communication partner for all The India Show(s) and trade exhibitions organised under the aegis of the Department of Commerce.

IBEF Trust is headed by the Commerce Secretary and has 14 other members representing the industry, trade, market, academia, media, advertising & publicity, and the government. The Trustees have a term of three years.

As part of brand building, IBEF undertakes activities aimed at promotion of knowledge, communications and exports. IBEF’s website www.ibef.org provides extensive, accurate and comprehensive information on the Indian economy and business trends. Business information reports on the website span a range of sectors besides the states, and also the export promotion councils affiliated to the Department of Commerce. The reports on the website are supplemented with daily India News Alert and fortnightly eNewsletter, India Now, which can be subscribed through the website. IBEF brings out a bimonthly business magazine, India Now Business and Economy and a range of thought leadership studies on emerging areas such as India’s business potential, multinationals, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and contribution to global business. A bouquet of communication resources - posters, films, magazine, e-newsletter(s), industry reports - comprise the IBEF business kit that bring alive the India business story. Digital media and web technologies are integral part of its nation brand campaigns both within India and overseas markets.

In recent years, IBEF has been undertaking a regular digital communication campaign at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland IBEF with a view to leverage the opportunity to engage with global business leaders at the Forum. India Adda at Davos promoted by IBEF has emerged as the hub for conversations on Brand India and showcasing India’s progressing economy.

IBEF has also successfully transitioned to sectoral branding initiatives in accordance with the priorities of the Department of Commerce. The identified sectors where IBEF will be focussing its brand building campaigns and resources are pharmaceuticals, engineering and services.

Address : India Brand Equity Foundation Apparel House, 5th Floor # 519-22, Sector 44 Gurgaon – 122003, Haryana (Entry from Gate No.4).
Telephone : +91 124 4499603
Fax : +91 124 4499615
Website : www.ibef.org

Price Stabilization Fund Trust

The Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) Scheme was launched by Government of India in April 2003 against the backdrop of decline in international and domestic prices of tea, coffee, rubber and tobacco causing distress to primary growers. The growers of these commodities were particularly affected due to substantial reduction in unit value realization for these crops, at times falling below their cost of production. The objective of the scheme was to safeguard the interests of the growers of these commodities and provide financial relief when prices fall below a specified level. The scheme was operationalized through the Price Stabilization Fund Trust. The PSF Scheme period got over on 30th September, 2013 and a revised scheme proposal – modified Price Stabilization Fund Trust (2013) is under consideration of the Government. As on 30th September, 2013, deposits in the PSF Corpus Fund were Rs.435.55 crore, out of which Rs.432.88 crore was contributed by GOI and Rs.2.67 crore by growers by way of entry fee.

A Personal Accident Insurance Scheme (PAIS) was also under implementation by PSFT through Cholamandalam M/s. General Insurance Co. Ltd. for the period 2012-13, which covered the growers in the sectors of tea, coffee, rubber, tobacco and spices (chillies, cardamom, ginger, turmeric and pepper) having plantations up to 4 hectares only. The scheme also covers all plantation workers working on these plantations regardless of the size of holdings. The insurance cover is up to Rs.1.00 lakh per person. The premium of Rs.22.06/- is shared between the beneficiary and the PSF Trust in the ratio 50:50. During the year 2013-14, PAIS was operational only up to 30.09.2013. A revised PAI Scheme proposal is under the consideration of the Government.

Address : R.No. 2003, 20th Floor, Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place, NEW DELHI-110001.
Telephone : 91-11-23701164
Fax : 91-11-23701165

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