Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is the apex trade promotion organisation in India set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and private trade and industry in 1965. The organisation is responsible for representing and assisting Indian entrepreneurs and exporters in foreign markets. Fieo provides the crucial interface between International Trading community of India with the Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Ports, Railways, Surface Transport and all engaged in Export Trade Facilitation. Directly and indirectly serves the interests of over 200,000 exporters from every Industry and Services sector in the country. ISO 9001:2015 certified organization and ensures delivering uniform and high quality services to its Members and Associates.

  • Facilitates redressal of exporters’ problems by taking them up with the concerned authorities.
  • Through the various channels provides opportunity to the exporters to discuss online with FIEO experts their issues on International Trade, seek clarification on policy matters etc.
  • Through the FIEO website provides access to updated trade policies, publications, global business opportunities, links to global trade promotion organizations etc.
  • Option for members to upload product photographs, company logo and company profile on FIEO website
  • Organises Interactive Meet with the Policy Makers to draw the attention of the Government on important trade issues and help speedy resolution.
  • Imperatively part of various Committees and Task Force setup by both Central and State Govt. such as Board of Trade to provide vital inputs on various trade policies.
  • Developed and maintains the Indian Trade Portal – on behalf of the Department of Commerce, Govt. of India, providing key information about the MFN or Preferential tariff of 87countries, Rules of origin to avail preferential tariff, SPS-TBT measures mapped at tariff line of 87 countries, import statistics of 87 countries and India’s share in their imports, item-wise export and import policy of the Government of India, Duty drawback, MEIS, RoDTEP, Interest Equalization rates, GST and other levies are all available in one page.
The Apparel Export Promotion Council, sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India was incorporated on 22nd February, 1978, as a Company Limited Guarantee and licensed under Sec. 25 of the Companies Act 1956 with the objective to promote, increase, develop export of all types of Readymade garments.
Main activities of the Council:
  • Exploring markets and identifies items offering export potential
  • Conducting market surveys on identified items and provide market intelligence
  • Establishing contacts with the prospective buyers to generate their interest in India products
  • Providing library facility to members to know latest fashion trends in world market
  • Sponsoring trade delegations, study teams ans sales teams to market to abroad
  • Organizing buyer-seller meets for selected products/group of products
  • Developing new markets for existing products
  • Helping in products development and modification suit the needs of different markets
  • Advising on international marketing
  • Participating in trade fairs and exhibitions abroad
  • Disseminating international marketing information
  • Coordinating with various Government agencies/department with regard to the export promotion programmes
  • Collection cost data of garments and provide to the Govt. for the fixation of duty drawback and cash compensatory support
  • Advising Govt. on the export-import policy in respect pf readymade garments
  • Advising Govt. on formulation of the entitlement policy
  • To Provide trained manpower to the Readymade Garment Industry through Apparel Training and Design Centres

Handloom Export Promotion Council under the aegis of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has been set up to promote export of handloom products from India during 1965 with Head office at Chennai and regional office at New Delhi. Handloom Export Promotion Council plays a pivotal role in marketing and promotion of Indian handloom products in international markets.

Presently HEPC has over 1500-member exporters spread across the country. The major handloom export centres are Karur, Panipat, Varanasi, Kannur, Madurai, New Delhi, etc. The main product categories and products exported are Home Textiles (including bed linen, table linen, toilet and kitchen linen, towels, curtains, upholstery, etc.), Floor coverings (including rugs, dhurries, floor mats, bath mats, etc.), Clothing accessories (stoles, scarves, etc) and fabric. The major product categories exported by HEPC members in Karur (around 400 members) include made-up items like table linen, kitchen linen, cushions, bed linen, curtains, placemats, etc. while exporters based in Panipat (around 420 members) largely export floor coverings, durries, bath mats, rugs, bed spreads, etc.

The main objective of HEPC is to support Handloom exporters, mainly assisting and providing required help to facilitate exporters and exports. Towards this, HEPC undertakes the following activities:

  1. Participates in about 20 international fairs in a yearcatering to all major product categories with assistance from the Ministry of Textiles and M/o Commerce & Industry, Government ofIndia.
  2. Organises Reverse Buyer Seller Meet in India hosting the visit of overseas buyers to the event.
  3. Liaison between Government and Industry and provide policy inputs to Ministry.
  4. Supports Cluster, State Apex bodies’ participation and Loom demonstration in international fairs to give international exposure for the weavers and encourage them to get into export markets.
  5. Arranges Trade Delegations and organises Buyer Seller Meets.
  6. Organises seminars in major export centres to disseminate information on latest trends, recent trade updates, export knowledge, etc.
  7. Coordinates Runway Shows in India and abroad.