Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
International Trade
Role of EPCs/Apex Chambers/Missions

The success of “Focus: CIS Programme” requires the proactive role and involvement of Export Promotion Councils, Apex Chambers and Indian Missions located in the CIS Region. Their activities would comprise the following:

Export Promotion Councils (EPCs)
  • Shall carry out market surveys for items with export potential in the CIS region and disseminate information to their members through publications.
  • Shall encourage members to participate in specialised International Fairs/Exhibitions.
  • Shall bring out promotional literature in local languages.
  • Shall hold commodity specific seminars in selected industrial centres.
  • Shall prepare compendium of main importers/associations in the CIS region and disseminate the same to their members.
    • Apex Chambers of Commerce/Industry
      • Shall establish and strengthen ties with their counterparts in the region and ensure that there are more frequent exchange of delegations.
      • Shall hold regular interactive discussions with their counterparts through JBC’s/ MoU’s and explore investment opportunities for setting up of Joint Ventures, EoU’s etc.
      • Shall widely disseminate information amongst Indian businessmen through their publications, bulletins and other periodicals regarding potential Indian exports to CIS countries.
      • Shall organize seminars and workshops at regular intervals to create awareness regarding the untapped potential that exists in the region for exporting goods. These seminars/workshops shall be held in various industrial centres.
      Role of Indian Missions in the CIS region
      • Shall organize catalogue/brochure exhibitions
      • Shall provide regular feedback on implementation of the programme.
      • Shall play a proactive role in coordinating promotional measures like organization of Buyer-Seller- Meets, visit of delegations and participation in trade fairs.
      • Shall carry out market surveys for the specified products in collaboration with the ITPO and concerned EPCs.
      • Shall send processed/usable information in bulletins to the EPCs on focus products/ technology/service sectors.