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Focus : Africa
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AFRICA
INDIA : India’s Trade with the African Region notched US$ 38.96 Billion in the year 2009-10 (DGCI&S provisional figures) constituting 8.37% share in India’s total trade. Trade with the region has grown at a CAGR of 18.10% from US$ 4.48 Billion in 1996-97.
AFRICA : 54 Countries, 1 billion people, US$ 1.01 Billion of trade. Imports worth US$ 468 billion include Mineral Fuels, Oils, Machinery, Vehicles including Boats, Ships, Aircrafts, Electronics & Electricals, Iron & Steel & Articles thereof, Cereals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

Top 20 product groups imported by select African countries ............. [More].

There are at present eleven Export Promotion Councils under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce and nine export promotion councils related to textile sector under the administrative control of Ministry of Textiles. These Councils are registered as non -profit organizations under the Companies Act/Societies Registration Act. The Export Promotion Councils perform both advisory and executive functions. These Councils are also the registering authorities under the Export Import Policy,1997-2002.These Councils have been assigned the role and functions under the said Policy.

Export Promotion Councils under Department of Commerce

Engineering Export Promotion Council

Vanijya Bhawan, 1st Floor
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1, Wood Street
Kolkata 700016
Tel : (+91 33) 22890651/52
Fax : (+91 33) 22890654
Website:
http://www.eepcindia.org
Project Exports Promotion Council of India

H-118, 11TH FLOOR, HIMALAYA HOUSE
23, K.G.MARG
NEW DELHI - 110001
Tel: 91-11-23722425, 23350367
Fax: 91-11-23312936
E-mail: info@projectexports.com
Website:http://www.projectexports.com/

Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Promotion Council

Jhansi Castle,
4th Floor
7 Cooperage Road,
Mumbai  –  400 001.
Tel: 22021288/22021330/22825861
E-mail: chemexcilreach@mtnl.net.in

Website: http://www.chemexcil.gov.in

CAPEXIL

Vanijya Bhavan,
International Trade Facilitation Center, 3rd Floor,
1/1 Wood Street,
Kolkata-700016
Tel: 91-33-22890524/0525
Fax: 91-33-22891724
Website: http://www.capexil.com

Council for Leather Exports

3rd Floor, CMDA Tower - II,
Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road,
Egmore, Chennai - 600 008.
Tel: +91- 44- 28594367 (5 lines).
Fax: +91- 44- 28594363/64.
Cable : LEXPROCIL.
E-Mail: cle@cleindia.com , cle@vsnl.com
Website:http://www.leatherindia.org

Sports Goods Export Promotion Council

1-E/6, Swami Ram Tirth Nagar,
New Delhi - 110055 (INDIA)
Tel:+91-11-23525695, 23516183

Fax: +91-11-23632147
E-Mail: mail@sgepc.in
Website:http://www.sportsgoodsindia.org/

Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council

391-A, Diamond Plaza.
5th Floor, Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg,
Mumbai - 400 004.
Tel: +912243541800
Fax : +91-22-2380 8752 / 2380 4958
Website:http://gjepc.org

Shellac Export Promotion Council

1/1 Wood Street, 2nd floor,
Kolkata : 700 016
Tel: 91-33-2283-4417

Email : sepc@vsnl.net
Website: http://www.shellacepc.com

Cashew Export Promotion Council

PB 1709, Chittoor Road,Ernakulam
Cochin - 682 016, India.
Tel : +91-484-2376459
Fax +91-484-377973
E-Mail: cashew@vsnl.com
Website:http://www.cashewindia.org

The Plastics Export Promotion Council

Crystal Tower, Ground Floor,
Gundivali Road No. 3, Off Sir M. V. RoadAndheri (E)
Mumbai - 400 069
Tel: 91-22-2683 3951 / 91-22-2683 3952
Fax: 91-22-2683 3953, 2683 4057
Email: plexconcil@vsnl.com
Website:http://www.plexconcil.org

Export Promotion Council For Eous & SEZ Units

705, Bhikaji cama bhavan,
 Bhikaji cama place,
New delhi 110 066
Tel: 26165805, 26167042,
Fax: 26165538,

EMAIL : epces@vsnl.net

Website: http://eouindia.com

Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council

101, Aditya Trade Centre,
Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500038, India.
Tel: 91 - 40 - 23735462 / 5466
Fax: 91 - 40 - 23735464
E-mail: info@pharmexcil.com
Website: www.pharmexcil.com
Export Promotion Councils under Ministry of Textiles

Apparel Export Promotion Council

Apparel House, Institutional Area, Sector 44,
Gurgaon - 122003 (Haryana) India
Tel: +91-124-2708000-03 (Direct: 8110)
Fax: +91-124-2708004-05

Website: http://www.aepc.com

Carpet Export Promotion Council
Website: http://www.indiancarpets.com

Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council

The Cotton Textile Exports Promotion Council
Engineering Center, 6th Floor
9 Mathew Road
Mumbai - 400004
Website: http://www.texprocil.org

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts

Epch House, Pocket-6 & 7,
Sector 'C', L.S.C., Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110 070.
Tel: 91-11-26135256/57/58
Fax: 91-11-26135518/19
E-MAIL: epch@vsnl.com

Website: http://www.epch.com

Handloom Export Promotion Council


34, Cathedral Garden Road
Nungambakkam
Chennai – 600 034
India
Tel : +91-44-28276043, 28278879
Fax : +91-44-28271761
E-Mail : hepc@hepcindia.com

Website: http://www.hepcindia.com

Indian Silk Export Promotion Council

62, Mittal Chambers,
6th Floor,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021.
Tel. : (91) 22-202049113/2027662/2025866

Website: http://www.silkepc.com

Powerloom Development  export Promotion Council

GC-2, Ground Floor, Gundecha
Onclave,
Kherani Road, Saki Naka, Andheri (East),
Mumbai - 400 072 (INDIA)
Tel: +91 (22) 67254510 / 67254497 / 67254498

Fax: +91 (22) 67254526

Website: http://www.pdexcil.org

Synthetic & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council

The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles
Export Promotion Council
Resham Bhavan, 78, Veer Nariman Road,
Mumbai - 400020, India.
Website: http://www.synthetictextiles.org

Wool & Woolens Export Promotion Council

906, New Delhi House
Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Tel: 011-23315205
Website: http://www.wwepc.org  

Commodity Boards

There are five statutory Commodity Boards under the Department of Commerce. These Boards are responsible for production, development and export of tea, coffee, rubber, spices and tobacco.

Rubber Board

P.B. No:1122   
Kottayam -686 002
 Kerala, India
 Tel : 91-481-2301231
 Fax: 91-481-2571380
Website: http://rubberboard.org.in/

Coffee Board

Government of India,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
1, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bangalore - 560 001, Karnataka, India.
Tel:91-80- 22266991 - 994;
Fax:91-80-22255557
Website: http://www.indiacoffee.org/

Tea Board

14, B.T.M.
Sarani Kolkata, 700 001.
Tel:+91 33 22351411(11 lines)
Fax: +91 33 22215715.
Website: http://www.indiateaportal.com

Tobacco Board

G.T. Road, Srinivasarao Thota,
Guntur - 522 004
Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: +91-863-2358399, 2358499, 2327550, 2358531, 2327555, 2327554, 2327556
Fax: +91-863-2354232
E-mail: info@indiantobacco.com
Website: http://www.indiantobacco.com/  

Spices Board

Sugandha Bhavan
N.H.By Pass, Palarivattom.P.O
Cochin - 682025
Kerala, India
Website: http://www.indianspices.com    

Public Sector Undertakings under Department of Commerce
The following trading/service public sector undertakings are functioning under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce.

The State Trading Corporation of India Ltd and its subsidiaries

Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan
Tolstoy Marg,
New Delhi - 110001, INDIA
Tel : 91-11-23313177
Fax : 91-11-23701191, 23701123
E-mail : co@stc.gov.in
Web Site :http://www.stc.gov.in

STCL Limited (Formerly Spices Trading Corporation of India Limited)

Address : 166/2, 13th Main Road, Vasanthnagar, BANGALORE-560052
Telephone : (91)80-22286925,22286926,22260409,22381376
Fax : (91)80-22285086.
e-mail : stcl@bgl.vsnl.net.in
Website: http://www.stcl.india.com

MMTC Ltd (Formely known as Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India Ltd)

Address : Core 1, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road,, NEW DELHI-110003.
Telephone : (91)11- 4362200,
Fax : (91)11-4362224.
Website:http://www.mmtclimited.org

PEC Ltd (Formely knownProjects & Equipment Corporation of India Ltd)

Hansalaya, 15-Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi-110001, India
Tel: 00-91-11-23316397
Fax: 00-91-11-23315279, 23314797,23313664
E-MAIL: pec@peclimited.com

Website:http://www.peclimited.com/

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd. (ECGC)

22 Connaught Place,
New Delhi 110001
Tel: 011 23355540
Website: http://www.ecgcindia.com

India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)

Pragati Bhawan,
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-110 001,
Tel: 91-11-23371540 (EPABX)
Fax : 91-11- 23371492 / 23371493
E-mail : info@itpo-online.com
Web site: http://www.indiatradefair.com

Autonomous bodies

Export Inspection Council, New Delhi:

3rd Floor,
 YMCA Building,
 Jai Singh Road,
Jantar Mantar Road,
Connaught Place,
 New Delhi - 011 23748022
Website: http://www.eicindia.org

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-26853055, +91-11-26963880, +91-11-26965124
+91-11-26966165
Fax: +91-1126853956
Website: http://www.iift.edu

Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai :

Indian Institute of Packaging - Mumbai
E-2, MIDC Area, Andheri (E), Mumbai 93
Tel: 28219803, 28219469, 28216751.
E-mail: iip@bom4.vsnl.net.in
Website: http://www.iip-in.com

Marine Products Export Development Authority, Cochin :

AMPEDA House,
Panampilly Avenue,
COCHIN-682016.
Tel : (91)484-311971
Fax : (91)484-313361.
Web Site : http://www.mpeda.com

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

NCUI Building 3,
Siri Institutional Area,
 August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi - 110 016
Tel: 91-11-26513204, 26514572, 26534186
Fax : 91-11-26526187
Web Site: http://www.apeda.com

Other Organizations

Federation of Indian Export Organizations :

Niryat Bhawan
Rao Tula Ram Marg,
Opp. Army Hospital Research & Referral,
New Delhi-110 016
Tel : (91)11-26150101-04; 46042222
Fax : (91)11-26148194
E-Mail : fieo@nda.vsnl.net.in
Web Site : http://www.fieo.com

National Center for Trade Information.

NCTI Complex, Pragati Maiden, NEW DELHI-110001.
Tel : (91)11-3371950/51/53/80/81
Fax : (91)11-3371979
E-Mail : ncti@x400.nicgw.nic.in
Web Site: http://www.ncti-india.com

Indian Diamond Institute,

Surat ,Katargam,
GIDC,
Post Box No. 508,
Sumul Dairy Road,
SURAT-395008. Gujrat.
Tel : (91)261-480809
Fax : (91)261-481110.
E-mail : idisurat@vsnl.com
Web Site : http://www.diamondinstitute.net/