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Textiles India 2017 - 30 June to 2 July 2017; Gandhinagar, Gujarat
EPCH makes emphatic presence with Handicrafts Pavilion, signs 5 MOUs towards promotion of
handicrafts through hand-holding & match-making initiatives

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The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Textiles India 2017, on 30th June, 2017, amongst Textiles Ministry and industry dignitaries in a colourful ceremony. He appreciated the role of handicrafts and textiles in the Indian economy. EPCH led a sector delegation to this fair with 195 exhibitors in home furnishing, made-ups, furniture, houseware, decoratives, fashion jewellery & accessories. The Council also organised three round table conferences and signed 5 MOUs in course of the fair.....more

Goods & Services Tax (GST)
EPCH ropes in expert faculty for guidance and handicraft sector’s transition into new regime as the nation’s major tax reform becomes a reality, poses procedural bottlenecks for handicraft exporters

In order to educate exporters about the implication of the GST on the handicrafts sector and also how to migrate to the new tax regime, EPCH conducted awareness seminars in several craft hubs and clusters across India through the months of May and June. EPCH also made representations to concerned Govt. departments for relief to the handicrafts industry. EPCH has been in constant dialogue with these departments to offer clarity to exporters regarding the procedural bottlenecks they are being encountered with.....more

ED, EPCH makes presentation on Vriksh at IGNCA Conference on ‘The Crafts Sector
– a green perspective’
- 25 July 2017; New Delhi

“The Crafts Sector - a green perspective" conference was hosted at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Delhi, on 25th July 2017, by the All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA), with support from European Union. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH, was the Key speaker. He shared EPCH's initiatives on Vriksh Indian Timber Legality Asssessment as well as forums in dealing with environmental compliance and sustainable activities of exporters and their implications on our country. ......more

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