JKTPO organises export awareness, capacity building workshop

Participants in export awareness workshop at Jammu on Monday.
Participants in export awareness workshop at Jammu on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 30: Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) organized an export awareness workshop in association with Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd (ECGC), Department of Posts, Government of India, and State Bank of India (SBI) in Jammu. These workshops are being organized to realize the vision of LG, UT of J&K to export from every district of Jammu and Kashmir and making each district of J&K as a potential export hub, with a vision of increasing exports by 3 times in the next 5 years.
The workshops on directions of Prashant Goyal , Principal Secretary, I&C, are being held across the UT to promote exports from all districts of Jammu & Kashmir under District as Export Hub Scheme/ODOP initiative. These workshops 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. Niche products of Districts such as basmati, Fresh fruits, saffron, Pashmina , Basholi Paintings, Carpets, Paper machie , etc are prioritized in each district for further hard and soft interventions required at the ground level,
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, e-commerce platforms, Logistics and potential of products of region in international market.
On the onset Khalid Jahangir, Managing Director, JKTPO welcomed the business community members from Jammu and briefed the audience about mandate and various trade and export promotion initiatives undertaken by Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization. He further 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. He further highlighted the export potential of unique products of Jammu and Kashmir.
A K Bhushan, Deputy Director DGFT, Jammu briefed about various Government scheme for export and documentation required for IEC registration. The participants were given the detailed presentations of all the major aspects related to exports, checklist for documents required to get IEC Code, market linkages including e-commerce linkages and benefits. Many queries were resolved on the spot and various participants intended to get registered with DGFT.
Col. Vinod Kumar, Post master General, Postal Services, India Post, Jammu Region shared the attributes of portal Dhak Ghar Niryat Kendras which act as facilitation center for E-Commerce exports.
Ritu Singh, Founding Chairperson FICCI FLO Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh, led a delegation of women entrepreneurs to the export awareness and capacity building workshop at Udyog Bhawan, Jammu to boost and support exports from the district with focus on developing each district as an export hub under ODOP initiative.