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                     July 2017
                   Rakesh Kumar
               Executive Director, EPCH
                Printed & Published by  Chairman’s Message
                   Rakesh Kumar
                    on behalf of
           Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts

                    Published at        Dear Fellow Exporters,
            EPCH House, Pocket 6&7, Sector C,
            LSC, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 70  I take pleasure in sharing of our emphatic representation at the Textiles India 2017.
                 Tel: +91 11 26135256
               Fax: +91 11 26135518/19  Your Council set up an exclusive Handicrafts Pavilion that was graced by Union
                E-mail:  Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani; and Union Minister of State (I/C) for
                                        Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, besides being visited by many
            Compilation & Presentation: EPB*  trade visitors and craft connoisseurs. EPCH signed 5 MOUs towards promotion of
                                        handicrafts through hand-holding & match-making initiatives.
              Advertising: Shreya Comnet
                 Tel: +91 11 22246094   At the policy level, on behalf of all fellow members, I wholeheartedly welcome the
              *Establishments Promotion Bureau  Goods & Services Tax (GST) era, as we bid adieu to Central Excise, Service Tax, VAT and
           CRAFTCIL is an in-house journal of the  Entry Tax, etc. Of course, the transition period is tough for us all, but I am hopeful of
              Export Promotion Council for
                                        more and more clarity on procedure and simplification of process, as the days
            Handicrafts (EPCH). The contents of
          CRAFTCIL are collated for the benefit of  progress. Your Council is taking all possible steps to help you transition. Members’
           its members and the views expressed  hand holding is priority, be it the organisation of Seminars and Open Houses by EPCH
            may not necessarily be those of the
                                        Offices across the nation to offer guidance, or the sharing of updates and
            Council or the Publishing Agency.
          Material appearing in CRAFTCIL cannot  information online and through social media by the Executive Director, EPCH, himself.
            be reproduced without the prior
             permission of EPCH in writing.  It is heartening to know and share that awareness seminars conducted by EPCH with
                                        expert faculty are being well-received. Our recent seminars and workshops at New
                                        Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow, Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Moradabad and
           Inside this issue...         Saharanpur have benefitted many members in the respective regions. Our Skill

                                        Development Program in Jodhpur got an enthusiastic response from over 560
           Textiles India 2017..........4  artisans.

           In Focus                     To give further impetus to promotion of wooden handicraft exports from
           Goods & Services Tax......9  Saharanpur, EPCH would be setting up an Artisans Welfare Trust; a Handicrafts Park
           Trends.......................... 13  with latest infrastructure for handicrafts exporters; and an Incubation Centre for new

           Impex .......................... 17  entrepreneurs and start-ups for which the Saharanpur Administration under the
                                        guidance of Mr. Deepak Agarwal, Divisional Commissioner, Saharanpur, would provide
           News Briefs..................... 22
                                        all help to exporters.
           Events in India ............. 25
                                        With the allotment of stands for IHGF Delhi Fair - Autumn 2017 completed, I am sure
           Events Overseas ........... 36
                                        our exhibitors are already planning their display and business propositions.
           The Dallas Temp Show
                                        I look forward to your valuable suggestions. Do write in to me at
           Atlanta International Gift
           & Home Furnishing Market
           Giftex World, Tokyo
                                        (O P Prahladka)
                                        Chairman, EPCH

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