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What is the profile of EEPC India?
» EEPC India - the largest Export Promotion Council in India.
» Set up in 1955 under Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
» Has a membership strength of around 13000 Indian engineering firms from SMEs to large corporates.
» A non commercial and non-profit organisation.
» First Council in the country certified as an ISO:9000 organisation for designing and holding exhibition abroad.
What is the network of EEPC India offices?
EEPC India operates through following offices in India and abroad;
Head Office in Kolkata (eepcho@eepcindia.net)
Territorial Office in New Delhi (eepcto@eepcindia.net)

Regional Offices

New Delhi (eepcrodel@eepcindia.net)
Mumbai (eepcromum@eepcindia.net)
Chennai (eepcrochen@eepcindia.net)
Kolkata (eepcrokol@eepcindia.net)

Sub-Regional Offices

Bangalore (eepcsroblr@eepcindia.net)
Hyderabad (eepcsrohyd@eepcindia.net)
Jalandhar (eepcsrojld@eepcindia.net)
Ahmedabad (eepcsroahd@eepcindia.net)
What is the Organisation structure of EEPC India?
» Working Committee is the Apex decision making body of the Council.
» Members of the Working Committee are the elected representatives of various industry groups called panels.
» Working Committee also consists of nominated representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and other important Ministries of Government of India, representatives of leading Chambers of Commerce and other Apex Industry Associations.
» There are various Sub-Committees to look after the territories and products and advise the Working Committee on various policy measures and constrains.
» The EEPC India Secretariat functions as per the guidelines of Working Committee.
What are the functions of EEPC India?

» Fixes Annual Export Target in line with Government of India's Foreign Trade Policy and decides upon various measures to be undertaken.
» Acts as an interface between exporters and various Government of India Bodies like DGFT, Customs, Central Excise, RBI, EXIM Bank etc on policy matters related to exports.
» Organises various Promotional Activities in India and Abroad under MDA/MAI scheme of Government of India.
» Disseminates a host of useful trade information to member exporters in areas like enquiry, tender, project, trade opportunities, market reports, country reports, trade statistics etc by means of e-mails and hosting in the Council's Website on regular basis. For this purpose Council has a full-fledged Trade Informatic Division.
» Provides information to overseas buyers about the India's business information and acquainted them with Indian counterparts.
» Undertakes publicity campaign and brings out publications, film, CDs, market survey reports etc. on regular basis.
What are the different promotional activities undertaken by EEPC India?
The Council undertakes following promotional activities throughout the year in various countries;
» Exclusive Indian Engineering Exhibitions (INDEE).
» Participation in major International trade fairs.
» Buyer-Seller Meets in Overseas Countries.
» Reverse Buyer-Seller meets in India.
» Multi-Product Trade Delegations to overseas countries.
» Seminars/Conferences, Awareness Programmes etc. in India.
» Opening of Show room cum Display centre.
Who can apply for Membership of EEPC India?
» Manufacturers, processors of engineering goods.
» Merchant Exporters, Government recognise Export and Trading House, Design engineering, Consultancy, Erection, Ship Builders, Ship Repairers, Civil Engineering and Construction firms.
» Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Industries and Trade Associations. » Small Scale Units borne on the list of Directorate of Industries or small scale service institutes for export of engineering goods or services of more than Rs. 60 lakhs during the preceding year or such export performance, as may be prescribed by the Working Committee from time to time.
» Small Scale Units borne on the list of Directorate of Industries or small scale service institutes for export of engineering goods or services of upto Rs. 60 lakhs during the preceding year or such export performance, as may be prescribed by the Working Committee from time to time, provided that any of the Small Scale Unit falling in the above category who voluntary wishes to join the Council as Ordinary Member will be permitted to do so.
» Opening of Show room cum Display centre.
What is the Membership Subscription?
» Annual membership subscription is charged according to export of engineering goods/services made by the firm/company during the year prior to the immediate preceding year as detailed in the following table:


DETAILS OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION EFFECTIVE FROM 1ST APRIL, 2011
FIRMS/COMPANIES HAVING EXPORT DURING YEAR BEFORE THE IMMEDIATE PRECEDING YEAR (APRIL-­MARCH) RS. AMOUNT OF SUBSCRIPTION RS.
Between 0 to 30 Lakhs 5000
Above 30 Lakhs to 60 Lakhs 8000
Above 60 Lakhs to 1 Crore 13000
Above 1 Cr. To 5 Crore 21000
Above 5 Cr to 10 Crore 23000
Above 10 Cr to 25 Crore 25000
Above 25 Cr to 50 Crore 30000
Above 50 Cr to 100 Crore 35000
Above 100 Crore 45000
Institutions, Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Trade Associations 10000

Note:New Applicants are required to pay annual subscription as per slab given above (based on their export performance during the year prior to immediate preceding year) and admission fees of Rs. 2000/- along with Service Tax as applicable thereon.

How to apply for membership?
Details of Membership may be obtained from the Regional as well as Sub-Regional offices of EEPC India or from the web link - http://eepcindia.org/becoming-member.asp.
» Opening of Show room cum Display centre.
What is a Panel?
The entire range of engineering goods and services has been broadly qualified into sub-groups called panel. The panel details are available in the web link - http://eepcindia.org/product-panels.aspx.
How many Panels are there?
At present there are 42 panels of product categories.
Why the Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is required?
Any person, applying for (i) a licence/certificate/permission to import/export, [except items listed as restricted items in ITC9HS)] or (ii) any other benefit or concession under this policy shall be required to furnish Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) granted by the competent authority in accordance with the procedure specified in the Handbook (Vol. 1) unless specifically exempted under the Policy.
What the benefits as a member of EEPC India?
» Avail worldwide infrastructure of the EEPC India – serving the exporting community for the last 50 years.
» Visa assistance on business visits abroad.
» Receive weekly magazine through e-mail which covers global tenders, projects, live enquiries, govt. notifications, market reports, forex rates, steel prices, etc at free of cost.
» Receive live Trade Leads & Tenders by e-mail.
» Get the worldwide coverage of Indian Engineering Sector through EEPC India's website by hosting / hyper-linking your website.
» Avail various Government Export Promotional schemes and assistance.
» Participate in World Class Exhibitions organised by the Council and also get assistance in participating in other events through EEPC India.
Get the latest statistical information on India's exports and imports and also on World's Imports and Exports for your products.
» Provides free assistance on export financing with various institutions and banks.


» Organisation to express the voice of the exporters to the Government.
» Act as an interface with the Government to avail incentives quickly.
» Get professional advice on Quality upgrades and Technology Upgrades.
How EEPC India helps the Overseas Buyers?
» Acts as a trusted link between Indian exporters and foreign buyers.
» Identifies suitable suppliers in India.
» Arrange visit of Overseas buyers, Missions and Trade Delegation to India.
What is the mechanism adopted by EEPC India for information dissemination to its members?

» Through weekly bulletin – INFO.
» Through an informative website www.eepcindia.org.
» By sending regular E-mails.
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