Sunday, October 1, 2023

Stakeholders’ meet discusses potential export products

Staff Reporter

District Level Export Promotion Committee, Dimapur, under the aegis of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) organised a district level stakeholders consultation meeting in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner (DC), here, on Wednesday.
The meeting was held with the objective to design a roadmap on promotion of potential exports in Dimapur, wherein, various feedbacks were noted from stakeholders and suggestions from departments on exports of local products, with emphasis on pineapple, handloom and Nagaland coffee.
At the meeting, DGFT assistant director, Krishna Prasad presented a brief note through a video conference call, on the roles and functions of DGFT and how it has been promoting foreign trade through regulation.
He informed that the DGFT was an organisation attached to office of the ministry of Commerce and Industry, headed by director general of Foreign Trade.
Keeping in line with liberalization, globalisation and overall objective of increasing exports, he stated that the DGFT has since been assigned the role of “facilitator”.
Krishna Prasad also added that the organizsation was now into promotion and facilitation of exports/imports. Presentations on status of export and potential of pineapple was delivered by district horticulture officer (DHO); coffee by district project officer (DPO), department of Land Resources and handloom by managing director, Nagaland Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation (NHHDC) Dimapur.
Other presentation also included briefing on MSME initiatives by MSME joint director. Feedbacks were taken from stakeholders for onward submission to DGFT while obstacles in promoting export in the state were also discussed.
Earlier, the programme was chaired and keynote address delivered by DC Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal.
The meeting was attended by various stakeholders, exporters, entrepreneurs, representatives from state government departments and officials and members from APEDA and Coffee Board of India via video conference. It may be mentioned that the final District Export Action Plan would be adopted based on the discussion and compilation of various data on exports and entrepreneurs.



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