Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) under the aegis of Department of Industries and Commerce today organized an export awareness workshop for potential exporters in association with Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), APEDA and various other agencies working in the field of Exports.
The workshop was organised with an aim to promote exports under the District as Export Hub Scheme/ODOP initiative and aware the entrepreneurs regarding its benefits.Dr. Sheikh Abdul Aziz, ADDC Pulwama inaugurated the workshop.
Addressing the forum, he said that the District Pulwama has a great potential of exports in Trout Fish, Saffron, Apple and other Horticulture products. He said Saffron is selected as ODOP (One District One Product) from district Pulwama with immense potential for exports and other allied derivatives.
District Administration is working in full swing with Government and other export institutions to boost exports and make District Pulwama a hub of exports for its potential products under District as Export Hub Initiative, he added.
He reflected upon the kind of documentation and procedures necessary for entering the international business/IEC registration and other related issues. He provided the necessary guidance to the participants to update their knowledge by explaining to them about various Government of India Export-related schemes like MEIS.
The awareness programme/ workshop was attended by Unit Holders, Fruit Growers, Saffron Growers, SHG’s, NRLM unit holders, Fish Farm unit holders, besides Chief Agriculture Officer, Handicrafts and Handloom Deptt, and other concerned officers.
All stakeholders were made aware regarding potential of their products for exports, countries to be targeted and procedures of exports. JKTPO is bringing all export agencies/stakeholders at district level through this platform.
Special focus was given on ODOP products and other focus products of the Pulwama district including Trout Fish, Saffron, and apple and other Horticulture products.The detailed sessions were conducted by the experts on the benefits of exports, the process of getting an Import/Export code, endorsing local products of agriculture/Horticulture to an international market, credit linkages for exports and credit risk insurance facilities, and rural empowerment through cultivation processing and marketing of Aromatic Plants.
In the awareness programme, the participants were informed about Credit Facilities, Hedging Benefits, and Trading by the customer on the FX-Retail Platform. They were also explained various competitive loan products on offer from SBI for exporters.