India has emerged as a premier destination for product sourcing and companies worldwide are choosing to import from India. Fuelled by the remarkable transformation and growth, with the advantage of a vast pool of skilled and competitively priced labour, improving infrastructure, financial and legal compatibility with the best global systems, a strong IP regime and favourable regulatory environment – India has been a key in making sourcing simpler and cheaper for companies across the world. Apart from IT services, India’s vast manufacturing base includes chemical and pharmaceutical products; textiles, leather, Apparel and clothing; machine tools; metals and engineered goods; chemicals; agro-products; handloom and handicrafts; gems and jewellery and electrical equipment. With the second largest railway network in the world and a vast coastline with established sea ports, the country is turning into a top destination for competitively priced, high value goods and services.
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Custom and Excise Duties
Central Board of Excise and Customs
Goods and Services Tax
Federation of Indian Export Organisations represents the Indian entrepreneur’s spirit of enterprise in the global market. Known popularly as "FIEO", this apex body of Indian export promotion organizations was set up jointly by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and private trade and industry in the year 1965. FIEO is a partner of the Government of India in promoting India’s exports.
India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) is a Trust established by the Ministry of Commerce with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its associate. IBEF’s primary objective is to promote and create international awareness of the Made in India label in markets overseas and to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge of Indian products and services. IBEF is engaged in building Brand India. Towards this objective IBEF works closely with stakeholders across government and industry.
Export Promotion Councils under Department of Commerce
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.
Trade promotion Activities
Export Promotion of Consultancy and Management Services from India PDF Download
India's Schedule of Concessions (bound rates)- ZIP Download
Revised Market Access Initiatives (MAI) Scheme - PDF Download
The eTrade project is a coordinated effort to implement EC/EDI for trade in various trade regulatory and facilitating agencies like Customs, Sea Ports, Airports, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Container Corporation, Export Promotion Organisations (EPO), Exporters, Importers, Agents and Banks. These agencies have established electronic interfaces between them as well as with the trading community to facilitate electronic delivery of services.