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What is EPC ? 

Export promotion councils (EPC) are advisory bodies that actively contribute to the policies of Government of India and acts as an interface between the industry and the Government.EPC conduct a large number of promotional activities such as buyer-seller meets, trade fairs/exhibitions and information booths to promote Indian exports and provide overseas buyers with a mechanism to easily reach Indian exporters.

Type of EPC in India

The different EPC in India are:

  • Engineering Export Promotion Council
  • Project Exports Promotion Council of India
  • Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Promotion Council
  • Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Council for Leather Exports
  • Sports Goods Export Promotion Council
  • Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council
  • Shellac & Forest Products Export Promotion Council
  • Cashew Export Promotion Council
  • Plastic Export Promotion Council
  • Export Promotion Council for EOU & SEZ Units
  • Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council
  • Apparel Export Promotion Council
  • Carpet Export Promotion Council
  • Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council
  • Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
  • Handloom Export Promotion Council
  • Indian Silk Export Promotion Council
  • Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council
  • Synthetic & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council
  • Wool & Woolens Export Promotion Council

Why EPC is mandatory?

  • For availing various export import benefits or concessions under Foreign Trade Policy
  • Business will also have an opportunity to participate in fairs and meet prospective foreign buyers.

Type of Membership

Most EPC have two membership. Details are:-

  • Associate Member
  • Ordinary Member

Documents Required for EPC Membership 

  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
  • Import and Export Code (IEC)
  • A certificate from a Chartered Accountant, certifying the export turnover figure (FOB value in Rupees) during year before the preceding year.
  • List of Partners/ Directors.
  • KYC of Partners/ Directors.
  • Organization Registration Proof.
  • GST Registration Certificate.
  • Membership Fees (Vary Case to Case) (5000 to 50000)
  • Some Other Documents – Vary Case to Case.

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