Export Awareness Drive by JKTPO reaches Kathua
Kathua : Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) organized an export awareness workshop at DC Office Complex Kathua today.The workshop was organised in association with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd (ECGC), State Bank of India (SBI), Invest India and Wool and Woolens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC).
The workshop included detailed sessions on Benefits of exports, process of getting IEC code, awareness regarding India Business Portal and India Trade portal, credit linkages for exports and credit risk insurance facilities and potential of products of region in international market.
Export Awareness Workshops at district level aim to boost and support exports from UT of J&K and with focus on developing each district as export hub under District as Export Hub/ODOP initiatives. The workshop was also focused on potential of ODOP products and other focus products of Kathua district including Mushroom, Basohli Paintings, Basohli Pashmina, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, ADC Kathua Atul Gupta highlighted major products of the District, which have potential for export and emphasised the importance of the export awareness workshop which is very well planned as it covers all the major aspects for exports.
Earlier, Business Development Manager, APEDA, Jammu Kausar Fatima, started the session with a brief introduction about APEDA. She underlined the need to take local agricultural and allied products of Kathua to the global market.
Special focus was on Mushroom and other local products of the district which have a huge export potential and are currently in huge demand in the international market.Deputy DGFT, Jammu, A.K. Bhushan, in his address, apprised the participants about the role of DGFT in international trade.
Introduction to Indian Business Portal and Indian Trade portal was given by Assistant Director FIEO.The participants were informed about Credit Facilities, Benefits to the customer and Trading on FX-Retail Platform, Credit Risk Insurance and related services for exports.
They were given a detailed insight on how exporters can safeguard their shipments and money for exports.Harpreet Singh of Invest India gave a presentation on the “One District One Product“ initiative undertaken by Invest India in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chairman Wools and Woolen Export Promotion Council (WWEPC), Romesh Khajuria mentioned that more than 12 lakh families are associated with wool producing activities in Jammu & Kashmir. He further added that Basohli Pashmina from Kathua District is soon to get GI tag and highlighted that with collaboration with JKTPO a GI tag awareness campaign should also be organized for Basohli Pashmina in the future.
Earlier, Manager, Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO), Aditya Chuni added that JKTPO regularly organizes and participates in various activities like Buyer-Seller Meets, Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Conferences, Seminars, etc. at National and International level for registered members & women entrepreneurs.
For participation in these events, Startups Exporter/ Entrepreneurs/FPOs/other Sellers from can register themselves on JKTPO’s website – www.jktpo.in.Among others, District Officers of Agriculture, Horticulture, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Handicraft and Handloom, Industries and Commerce, Agriculture Marketing Officer, who are also members of District Level Export Promotion Committees and Industry associations , Industrialists, Self Help Group members, Artisans, Farmers, FPOs , attended the workshop.