State asks exporters to avail schemes of Commerce Ministry

JAMMU: Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey during his visit to J&K reviewed the performance of the ongoing projects funded under ASIDE scheme at Bari Brahmana Industrial Estate.

Pandey subsequently held an interactive meeting in the Udyog Bhawan with the industrial fraternity of Jammu and members of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The meeting was also attended by the representatives of exporters located in Jammu.

The officers of Industries department also participated in the interactive meet. Mr. Pandey gave a brief about the working of the Ministry and the various schemes implemented through the Ministry which could be availed by the Industrial sector in J&K to boost their exports. Mr. Pandey gave a brief review of the ASIDE scheme and the market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme wherein various benefits could be availed by the State Government and individual exporters to avail the various components of these schemes for their benefit.

The interactive session was attended by the Commissioner Secretary to Government Industries and Commerce Department, Director handloom, managing Director J&K SIDCO, managing Director, handloom Development Corporation and Presidents of Chamber and Various industrial Association.

The Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce gave a brief resume to the export community about the existing world trade scenario and informed that the exporters have to gear up their performance and statutory requirements in order to compete and export to world in view of WTO regime that various countries are adopting for trade practices. The exporters took this opportunity to express their difficulties and requested the Joint Secretary to extend help in terms of infrastructural requirements, transport facilities and new avenues for tapping new markets. Mr. Pandey informed the business community particularly to entrepreneurs to avail the Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme of the Ministry to promote their products internationally and explained that the scheme has to be either products specific or country specific. 

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