EPCH hosts Seminar on ‘Facilitating MSMEs to Penetrate Export Markets’ at Gurugram
NEW DELHI-NCR – 07th January, 2023 – The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts organized an awareness seminar on ‘Facilitating MSMEs to Penetrate Export Markets’ at Gurugram (Haryana) on 7th January, 2023.
Raj Kumar Malhotra, Chairman EPCH and Chairman, Northern Region – FIEO, Ravi Passi, Past Chairman EPCH and Convenor (Northern Region), Sanjeev Chawla, Director, MSME Development & Facilitation Office, Karnal, Jai Pal, Joint DGFT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, Maninder Kumar, Joint Commissioner, Central GST, Gurugram, Vishal Dhingra, Chairman, Sourcing Consultants Association (BAA), New Delhi, CA Manoj Kumar Goyal, Managing Partner, RHMS Company, Sanjay Behra Branch Manager (Gurugram), ECGC Ltd, leading exporters from Gurugram were present – informed Rakesh Kumar, Director General EPCH.
Raj Kumar Malhotra, Chairman EPCH and Chairman, Northern Region – FIEO welcomed all the senior officials from the Central and State Govt. departments such as DGFT, GST, ECGC, MSME and the leading exporters from Gurugram, Haryana. He informed that today’s seminar organized jointly by EPCH and FIEO facilitated the exporters to address their issues related to ECGC, GST, DGFT, MSME for further boosting exports. Schemes and initiatives of Department of MSME, DGFT have played a pivotal role in promotion of handicrafts exports. EPCH has always been at the forefront of organizing series of awareness seminars through expert faculties on a pan-India basis.
Ravi Passi, Past Chairman, EPCH and Convenor (Northern Region), said international trade engages exporters on one hand and overseas buyers on the other. It is important that exporters produce their merchandise in accordance with the preferences of buyers fulfilling all international compliances in order to be a successful exporter.
Sanjeev Chawla, Director, MSME Development & Facilitation Office, Karnal informed that since Handicrafts are a cottage industry predominated by MSME exporters, the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India plays a crucial role in shaping and promoting MSMEs from the nation, and various incentives and initiatives are being under taken by MSME to promote schemes.
Maninder Kumar, Joint Commissioner, Central GST, Gurugram informed that the government has made a number of changes to simplify the requirements for filing e-returns, e-invoices, e-way bills, and other electronic documents as well as the GST provisions. The GST regime has achieved a number of goals for the implementation of new provisions under GST law for the benefit of taxpayers, and important decisions have been made by the government regarding GST rates on a range of goods and services based on the recommendations of the GST Council. Kumar stressed on the need for ‘KYS’ i.e Know Your Supplier in order for the entire GST chain to be compliant.
CA Manoj Kumar Goyal informed about the latest amendments undertaken in recent past to make the GST ecosystem robust in the years ahead.
Vishal Dhingra, Chairman, Sourcing Consultants Association (BAA) informed making businesses ready for Compliance, Inspection and Testing according to International Standards, the exporters can give upper edge to their present business to increase domestic, online and international presence. He further added, the fundamental skill of the trade is sourcing, or the process by which buying agents interact and establish business relationships with sources that provide products. The trade also aims to keep its exporters knowledgeable about the nuances of strategic sourcing and keep them informed of any recent developments in the sector.
Sanjay Behra, Branch Manager (Gurugram), ECGC Ltd made detailed presentation on the ECGC’s schemes, and benefits available to exporters.
Various questions pertaining to GST refunds, Risky Exporters, ECGC schemes, MSME schemes, RoDTEP, Marketing and Compliances etc. were asked by the participants. The officials addressed all the questions and provided solutions to the exporters.
EPCH is a nodal agency for promoting exports of handicrafts from the Country to various destinations of the world and projecting India’s image abroad as reliable supplier of high quality of handicrafts goods & services. The Handicrafts exports during the year 2021-22 was Rs. 33253.00 Crores (US $ 4459.76 Million) registering a growth of 29.49% in rupee term & 28.90% in dollar terms over the previous year, informed by Rakesh Kumar, Director General, EPCH.