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Participation in Autumn Fair International 2017 at NEC Birmingham (UK) 3-7 September, 2017 under DC(H) Scheme.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council invites application from the registered member-exporters of this Council for participation in Autumn Fair International at NEC, Birmingham (UK) from 3-6 September, 2017 in anticipation of the financial assistance from the Govt. Autumn Fair International is organized by i2i Events Group, London (U.K.). This is the largest Home Decor Exhibition in UK and one of the largest in Europe. The fair is covering 13 key product areas in the home and gift industry including Home Furnishing & Carpets. Autumn Fair is held over four days in the month of September. It is held across a weekend and week days to give all the visitors the best possible chance to attend suitable venue at National Exhibition Center, Birmingham and allowing buyers to replace stock in preparation for the festive season as well as previewing new product launches in time. Autumn Fair was held 28th time and this will be the 29th fair held each September at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK. Autumn Fair attracts all the leading international buyer in UK.
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Caution Listing of Exporters by RBI for non-closure of Export Realization.
     
We would like to inform you that a meeting was held on 13th April 2017 under the Chairmanship of Smt. Rita Teaotia, Secretary Commerce with RBI, IBA, FIEO, FICCI and EEPC to discuss the various issues for redrssal of the grievances of the exporters . The following important decisions were taken in the above meeting :
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Reminder for Annual Membership Subscription for the year 2017-18
     
We invite kind attention of our Member-Exporters to this Council’s circular dated 22nd March, 2017 regarding Annual Membership Subscription for the year 2017-18. We would like to inform you that as per records of this council, some members have not paid their annual membership Subscription for the year 2017-18 so far and while some of the members have paid membership subscription for the year 2017-18 but they have not furnished Chartered Accountants Certificate showing their export performance during 2016-17 to assess their actual membership dues . We are , therefore unable to clear their membership fee account.
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Participation in “Textiles India 2017” from 30thJune to 2ndJuly, 2017 in Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
     
As you are aware that Ministry of Textiles is organizing a mega international event ‘Textiles India – 2017’, from 30th June 2017 to 2nd July 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The event will, for the first time, mark the positioning of an annual textile trade event in the country on the annual calendar of global trade events. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has kindly agreed to inaugurate the event.
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Business Meet of Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Limited (RIICO) at Delhi on 12th May,2017
     
We are pleased to inform you that Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Limited (RIICO), an apex industrial development organization of Govt. of Rajasthan is organizing a Business Meet in association with FICCI as per the following details:
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Participation in the HGH INDIA 2017 from 4-6 July, 2017 at Mumbai.
     
We would like to inform that this Council is organizing participation of its Member Exporters from 4-6 July, 2017 in 6th HGH INDIA 2017 for Home Décor, Gifts, House-ware and Home Textiles being organized by Texzone Information Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. The Council has fixed facilitation charges @ Rs. 3,000/- per sq. mtr. + Service Tax of 15% for a built up stand with minimum of 12 sq. mtr. subject to Government approval for financial assistance.
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Invitation to visit “TEXTILES INDIA - 2017” from 30th June to 2nd July, 2017 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat (India).
     
We are pleased to inform that Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is organizing a mega international event “Textiles India – 2017”, from 30th June 2017 to 2nd July 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has kindly consented to Inaugurate the Event. The three day event is expected to attract around 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors and 2,500 buyers from various countries. More details are available on www.textilesindia2017.com.
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Participation in “Textiles India 2017” from 30thJune to 2ndJuly, 2017 in Gandhinagar (Gujarat).
     
As you are aware that Ministry of Textiles is organizing a mega international event ‘Textiles India – 2017’, from 30th June 2017 to 2nd July 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The event will, for the first time, mark the positioning of an annual textile trade event in the country on the annual calendar of global trade events. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has kindly agreed to inaugurate the event.
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Activities Undertaken by the Council from 1st January 2017 to 31st March,2017
     
We are forwarding a brief Report of the Activities Undertaken by the Council from 1st January 2017 to 31st March,2017 for information please.
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All Members of the Council.
     
This is to inform that Mr. Shiv Kumar Gupta has retired from the services of the Carpet Export Promotion Council on the 31st of March 2017 and Mr. Subodh Kumar Gupta has taken over the charge of Executive Director-cum-Secretary of the Council for the time being.
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Participation in “Textiles India 2017” from 30thJune to 2ndJuly, 2017 in Gandhinagar (Gujarat).
     
We would like to inform that Ministry of Textiles is organizing a mega international event ‘Textiles India – 2017’, from 30th June 2017 to 2nd July 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The event will, for the first time, mark the positioning of an annual textile trade event in the country on the annual calendar of global trade events. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has kindly agreed to inaugurate the event.
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The 2017 China (Qinghai) International Carpet Exhibition in Xining (China) from 2nd to 6th June, 2017.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council invites application from registered member-exporters for participation in the 2017 China (Qinghai) International Carpet Exhibition at Xining (China) from 2nd to 6th June, 2017. We are proceeding in anticipation of the Govt. approval and receipt of financial assistance from the Ministry of Textiles, O/o. the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) as the MDA Scheme of the Ministry of Commerce has been discontinued. This is the largest retail Carpet & Floor coverings fair in Xining, China organized by the China Tibetan Carpet Association (CTCA). This Show provides an opportunity to the Indian Carpets Exporters to showcase their wide range of products before the potential buyers. The Organizers have informed that exhibitors from seven major handmade carpet producing countries, such as India, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal & Afghanistan, Turkey & Turkmenistan will show case their products and buyers from more than 30 countries and regions including European countries, United States, Japan, Russia, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil etc. will be visiting this fair. It is expected that participation of Indian carpet exporters may fetch encouraging results.
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Annual Membership Subscription for the year 2017-18
     
This is to inform that Annual Membership Subscription of this Council has already been revised w.e.f 1st April, 2016 as under:
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Awareness Interactive Session on E.P.F Scheme on 28th February, 2017 at Bhadohi.
     
We are pleased to inform you that Carpet Export Promotion Council in association with All India Carpet Manufacturers’ Association (AICMA) is organizing an “Awareness Interactive Session on EPF Scheme” in the Conference Hall of AICMA “Kaleen Bhawan”, Maryadpatti, Bhadohi on Tuesday, the 28th February, 2017 at 2.30 P.M. This also gives a platform for interaction with EPF officials and possible solutions to the issues if any subject to prior information to CEPC/AICMA in this regard. We request all members of CEPC & All India Carpet Manufacturers’ Association (AICMA), within the district of Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi and Jaunpur to participate in the Awareness Interactive Session.
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India Sourcing Fair, Colombo (Sri Lanka) 24th to 26th March 2017.
     
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is organizing India Sourcing Fair in Colombo (Sri Lanka) from 24th to 26th March 2017. The Fair is being held alongwith Lifestyle Fair 2017 which is stated to have a very good footfalls among the event being held in Colombo. ITPO have informed that the products on display will include Textiles & Home Furnishings, and carpet & its related products companies may participate in this fair. The participation charges fixed @ Rs.8,000/- per sq.m. by the ITPO. Total cost of a standard 9 sq.m. constructed stall will be Rs.72,000/- only.
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Council’s Election – 2015-16
     
The 33rd Adjourned Annual General Meeting was concluded on 16th February, 2017 in Hotel Radisson MBD, NOIDA (U.P.) wherein the following were declared elected :
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Council’s Election – 2015-16
     
Council’s Elections 2015-16 has already been notified vide Circular No. 1/2017dated 11th January, 2017, the Scrutiny of Nominations was held on 2nd February, 2017 and the last date for withdrawal of Nominations was 4th February, 2017. After the date of withdrawal of Nominations the following are the valid nominations against the vacant positions for Council’s Elections 2015-16 :
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European Union (EU’s) Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme of Self Certification –Version of 24.01.2017
     
As you are aware that EU's "Generalised Scheme of Preferences" (GSP) allows developing countries to pay less or no duties on their exports to the EU. This gives our member exporters vital access to EU markets and contributes to India’s economic growth. The procedure of self certification (rather than by the approved agencies) for consignment value greater than € 6000 (Euro Six Thousand Only) has been institutionalized from 1st January,2017 onwards.
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Notice for Adjourned 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council on 16th February, 2017 at Hotel Radisson MBD, NOIDA.
     
A notice is hereby given that the Adjourned 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council will be held on Thursday, the 16th February, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. in Hotel Radisson MBD, L-2, Sector, 18, NOIDA (U.P.) to transact the pending agenda i.e. Conduct of Election of First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman and 1/3rd Members of the Committee of Administration of this Council through web-based Electronic Voting System and declaration of results.
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Amendment in Duty Drawback Rates on Carpets and other Floor coverings of Man Made Fibres for the year 2016-17 effective from 15th January, 2017.
     
Carpet Export Promotion Council submitted representation on the basis of submissions from the Panipat Carpet Industry and also submitted the required Duty Drawback Data to the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance for revision of All Industry Duty Drawback Rates on Carpets and other floor coverings of Man Made Fibres. The Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance vide Notification No. 03/2017-CUSTOMS(N.T.) dated 12th January, 2017 make the following amendments effective from 15th January, 2017
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Availing Benefit under Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojna (PMRPY) Scheme of Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Govt. of India
     
We are pleased to inform you that Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojna (PMRPY) portal has been activated for registration of employers and members for the implementation of the above mentioned scheme. PMRPY portal has been designed to incentivise employment generation.
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Forthcoming Council’s Elections 2015-16
     
We find from our records that some of the Member-Exporters have not paid their Annual Membership Subscription alongwith C.A. Certificate to ascertain their exact amount of Membership dues based on the export performance of the concerned Members. As you are aware, the Annual Membership Subscription has been revised with effect from 01.04.2016 which has been intimated to all Members of the Council from time to time. We are giving below for ready reference the revised Annual Membership Subscription
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On 21st December, 2016, 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Carpet Export Promotion Council
     
On 21st December, 2016, 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Carpet Export Promotion Council for the year 2015-16 was held in which Shri Kuldeep R. Wattal, Chairman, CEPC expressed his willingness to handover the charge of the Office of the Chairman, CEPC to 1st Vice-Chairman, CEPC and accordingly in the meeting of the Committee of Administration held immediately after postponement of AGM for want of a decision on retirement and Elections of Vice-Chairmen and 1/3rd Members of the Committee of Administration from various categories, Shri Kuldeep R. Wattal handed over the charge of the Office of the Chairman, CEPC to the undersigned, therefore, I Mahavir Pratap Sharma assumed the charge of the Office of the Chairmanship of CEPC with effect from 21st December, 2016 (afternoon).
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Participation in Spring Fair International 2017 at NEC, Birmingham (UK) 05-09 February 2017.
     
Please refer to this Council earlier circulars dated: 24-8-2016, 19-9-2016 & 22-11-2016 inviting applications for participation in Spring Fair International 2017 at NEC Birmingham (UK) from 5-9 February 2017. At present few stands are available for the above fair. Interested member-exporters are requested to please avail this opportunity and send enclosed application form duly filled in and signed alongwith facilitation charges of Rs.1,10,000/- for 12 sq.m. built up stand by RTGs to this Council as per details given below latest by 26th December 2016.
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Training module in Hindi USSD on Mobile Banking
     
We are forwarding you in Hindi a better training module for digital payment through *99# USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) with a request to please inform you members to tell their associated artisans and other related persons for use the same on their mobiles. This application can work without internet on the normal mobile phones.
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Domotex Asia Chinafloor, Shanghai 21-23 March 2017.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council invites applications from the registered member-exporters of this Council for their participation in the Domotex Asia Chinafloor at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai (China) from 21-23 March 2017. The Domotex Asia Chinafloor is the leading flooring trade exhibition in Asian Pacific and the second largest flooring trade exhibition worldwide. As part of the DOMOTEX show group, Domotex Asia/Chinafloor is mainly targeting the ‘burning’ Asian markets. Carpet Sector has historically been a large segment of DOMOTEX asia Chinafloor and at the upcoming 19th edition, running from March 21-23, 2017. The fair is held over 60,000 sq.m. in the total six halls. The carpet sector follows the general trend of the show this year with an increasing demand for participation from brands outside of China. For the first time, a national pavilion hosting carpet manufacturers from the United Kingdom is planned by the Overseas Fair Division of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce o­n behalf of UK Trade & Investment Department. The United Kingdom pavilion will join other national pavilions from Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA. During the Domotex Asiafloor at Shanghai the Exhibitor can meet with their existing and new potential customers in a short period of time. Visitors will have the opportunity to outsource the most up to date masterpieces and designs from the hand-made carpet world in the hall dedicated to hand-made carpet manufacturers.
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UAE: A Business Manual
     
You may be aware that India & UAE has emerged as one of the leading trade partners with bilateral trade exceeding US$50 billion. The economic forecasts and trends indicate significant potential exists in UAE despite some slump in oil prices. The handmade carpets and Floor coverings products have always found a special place in UAE markets.
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Digital Payment Methods through Mobile Banking Service for employees and others.
     
You are well aware that Government of India is stepping ahead for digitalization of payments through Mobile Banking Service. In this regards, the Members were requested vide this office email dated- 25th November, 2016 to take necessary steps for opening of accounts of their employees and others related to them. The Government of India now developed an mobile application viz; *99# USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Mobile Banking Service which can be used on a simple phone without any internet connectivity. In this regards, Ministry of Textiles set a target of 3,00,000 downloads/usage for Carpet Export Promotion Council for mobile banking service.
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33rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
     
The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Carpet Export Promotion Council shall be held on 21st December, 2016 (Wednesday) at 10.30 A.M. in Hotel Radisson, L-2, Sector-18, NOIDA, Distt: Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.) to transact the following business:

1. To receive and adopt the Annual Report of the Council for the year ended 31st March, 2016 as required under Article-41 of the Memorandum & Articles of Association of the Carpet Export Promotion Council.

2. To receive and adopt the Audited Balance Sheet and Income & Expenditure Accounts of the Council for the year ended 31st March, 2016 along with the Report of the Auditors thereon, as required under Article-41 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Carpet Export Promotion Council.
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Guidelines for implementing SOLAS Convention into force with effect from 1st July 2016 concerning verified gross mass of the container.
     
Office of Directorate General of Shipping has issued MS Notice No.4/2016 dated: 11th May 2016 regarding guidelines for implementing SOLAS convention verified gross mass of the container which would be effective from 1st July 2016. We are sending herewith a copy of the M.S. Notice No.07 of 2016 for your information.
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Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) 14-17 January, 2017.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council invites application for participation in Domotex Intl. Trade Fair being held at Hannover (Germany) from 14-17 January 2017. Domotex Intl. Trade Fair is the world’s most important and largest specialized Trade Fair for Carpets & Floor Coverings. This activity has been approved under MAI Scheme of the Govt. and offer an opportunity to the small scale cottage based exporters to showcase their products to the potential customers from all over the world.
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Annual Membership Subscription for the year 2016-17
     
This is to inform that Annual membership subscription of this Council is revised w.e.f 1-4-2016 as under
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Public Notice No. 16/2015 dated 10/09/2015 Registration of e-mail IDs with PNB for availing Monthly e-statement etc. – reg.
     
The Office of the Commissioner of Customs, Air Cargo Export, New Custom House, New Delhi has issued PN No. 16/2015 dated 10th September 2015, wherein it has been expressed, to avail net-banking facility and down loading of Bank Accounts statement, Exporters must get their e-mail ID registered with the Punjab National Bank, New Customs House, IGI Airport, New Delhi. A copy of the said Circular is reproduced below for the information of the Member exporters.
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