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All Members of the Carpet Export Promotion Council,
     
You are aware that recently there has been a lot of negative press coverage and other news with regard to use of Child Labour in the Indian Carpet Industry. Initially, the Kara report was published and then aired by CNN. Subsequently the Government authorities have identified children working illegally on carpet looms in big numbers which received wide media coverage. Most recently the US Government has issued its Executive Order 13126 which intends to include Indian Carpets on the list identifying products made by Child Labour which are banned for purchase by the US Federal Agencies. In view of this the CEPC has decided to reinforce and increase its efforts for monitoring of looms and implementation of Code of Conduct of which all Members are signatories. As in the past an independent professional organization has been engaged by this Council for Registration of Carpet Looms in craft concentration areas and also for conducting random inspection of the looms to detect illegal child labour. It has been reported by them that in most of the cases, no proper work-order is being issued by the exporters/manufacturers/contractors to the loom owners.
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Stand available for Spring Fair International 2015 at NEC, Birmingham (UK) 1-5 February, 2015 .
     
Please refer to this Council Circular dated: 13-11-2014 inviting applications for participation in Spring Fair International 2015 at NEC Birmingham (UK) from 1-5 February 2015.

We would like to inform you that still spaces are available in this fair. We would, therefore, request interested member-exporters to send enclosed application form duly filled in and signed alongwith D/D of Rs.95,000/- towards facilitation charges for 12 sq.m. built up stand latest by 31st December 2014.
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Revised - All Industry Drawback Rates on Carpets and floor coverings for the year 2014-15 effective from 22nd November, 2014
     
We are pleased to inform you that with the sustained efforts of Carpet Export Promotion Council and detailed presentation made before the Drawback Committee by the Chairman, CEPC, this Council succeeded in getting the Drawback value cap increased substantially.
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Participation in Spring Fair International 2015 at NEC, Birmingham (UK) 1-5 February, 2015 .
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has decided to organize participation in Spring Fair International at NEC, Birmingham (UK) from 1-5 February, 2015 . Spring Fair International is organized by i2i Events Group. This exhibition is held each February at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK. Spring Fair International began in 1948 but was first held at the NEC in 1976 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Spring Fair International is the largest trade exhibition in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. Covering 12 key products areas in the home and gift industry, the show spans across all halls of the Birmingham NEC. Spring Fair attracts leading international buyer and UK wholesalers, retailers, independent retailers and Departmental stores. Being the most important buying event of the season, Spring Fair is renowned for offering a huge quantity of products that are on trend, in stock and ready for delivery. This fair will thus provides an ideal platform to the Indian Carpet Exporter to showcase their products before the potential buyer and it is expected that their participation in this fair will generate good business.
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Japantex in Tokyo (Japan) 12-14 November, 2014
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council is organizing participation of registered member-exporters in Japantex 2014 in Tokyo (Japan) from 12-14 November 2014. Japantex is the largest annual trade fair of Interior Decoration, Home Textiles including Carpets & Floor coverings organized by Nippon Interior Fabrics Association in Tokyo Big Sight , East Hall, Tokyo (Japan).
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List of Valid Contestants - Council’s Election.
     
With reference to the Election notification dated 18th July, 2014 and the list of Valid Nominations notified on 11th August, 2014 after Scrutiny of Nomination Papers, this is to inform that today after withdrawal of Nominations by the candidates, the list of Valid Contestants for the Posts of Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman and Members of the Committee of Administration from various categories of this Council is enclosed
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List of Valid Nominations - Council’s Election.
     
With reference to the Election notification dated 18th July, 2014, this is to inform that today the Election Committee alongwith Returning Officer scrutinized 71 Nomination Papers received in the Council for the Posts of Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman and Members of the Committee of Administration from various categories of this Council. After Scrutiny the Committee found 25 Nomination Papers valid, as per list enclosed.
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Participation in the HGH INDIA 2014 from 5-7August, 2014 at Mumbai.
     
We would like to inform that this Council is organizing participation of its Member Exporters in 3rd HGH INDIA 2014 from 5-7 August, 2014 in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. The HGH is organized by M/s Texzone Information Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai for Home Décor, Gifts, House-ware and Home Textiles. The Committee of Administration has fixed facilitation charges @ Rs. 3,000/- per sq. mtr. + Service Tax for a built up stand against charges of Rs. 9,500/- per sq. mtr. + Service Tax of the organizers.
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Domotex Asia Chinafloor in Shanghai (China) 24-26 March 2015
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council is organizing participation of its registered member-exporters in the Domotex Asia Chinafloor in Shanghai (China) from 24-26 March 2015. The Domotex Asia Chinafloor is a specialized fair for Carpets & Floor Coverings in Shanghai (China) where all carpet producing countries participate and showcase various quality of Carpets & Floor coverings. Wholesalers and retailers from all over the world visit the show for placing orders to the Manufacturers of carpet producing countries.
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Participation in SOURCE NY 2014 in New York (USA) from 16-19 August 2014.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has proposed to organize participation in Source NY 2014 which will be held at Pier 94, New York, NY (USA) from 16-19 August 2014. The George Little Management is organizing this Fair second time in New York (USA). This event is a production sourcing venue for overseas artisan enterprises to showcase their products and production capabilities at export terms from the country of origin. This fair is co-located with Artisan Resource TM. As a result of the Artisan Resource co-location, Source NY is convenient to the principals, owners, purchasing executives and product developers who exhibit in Source NY now. This includes more than 2,600 exhibiting companies, including importers, wholesalers, distributors and designers.
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Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) 17-20 January, 2015.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council invite applications for participation in Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) from 17-20 January 2015. Domotex Intl. Trade Fair is the world’s most important and largest specialized Trade Fair for Carpets & Floor Coverings under MAI Scheme of the Govt. offers an opportunity to showcase your products before the potential customers from all corners of the globe.
The subsidized participation charges for which built up stand is Rs.12,000/- per sq. m. and for bare space only it is Rs.9,000/- per sq. m. (excluding Electricity Charges) for Domotex 2015. As the participation charges have already been subsidized by the Council, no further reimbursement will be provided to the participants for their participation in Domotex 2015.
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Participation in Furnitex in Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-13 July 2014.
     
The Carpet Export Promotion Council has decided to organize participation in Furnitex 2014 in Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-13 July 2014. Furnitex, Australia’s largest furniture and furnishings Trade Fair and the co-located Decoration + Design Show organized by the Informa Exhibitions Australia. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, FURNITEX is the event for the Australian furniture and furnishings industry and is expected to attract thousands of local and international visitors. Australia’s premier interiors event, Decoration + Design, is under the same roof and will feature an impressive line-up. This fair will thus provide an ideal platform to the Indian Carpet Exporter to showcase their products before the potential buyer and it is expected that their participation in this fair will generate good business.
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The Carpet Export Promotion Council decided to organize participation in the following Fairs/Exhibitions during 2014-15 and submitted proposals to the Govt. for seeking financial assistance. Govt. approval in this regard is awaited.
     
In the meantime we are inviting applications from the member-exporters for participation in these Fairs/Exhibitions during 2014-15 and request the interested member-exporters to send the enclosed Application Form duly filled in and signed in respect of the Fairs/Exhibitions in which they wish to participate alongwith the facilitation charges by D/D in favour of this Council latest by 12-5-2014 :
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Annual Membership Subscription for the year 2014-15
     
We would like to inform that the Annual Membership Subscription of the Council for the year 2014-15 has fallen due for which we have already sent an email to all members of the Council for payment. We would request the member to please pay annual membership subscription based on their export performance by 30th April 2014 if they have not paid so far.
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Option to close cases of default in Export obligation (EO)-Notification No.46/2013-Customs dated 26/09/2013.
     
The Commissioner of Customs (Export), JNCH, Nhava Sheva, Maharashtra vide their letter dated 12.12.2013 has sent us a copy of Public Notice No. 40/2013 dated 11.12.2013 informing that Government has issued Notification No.46/2013-Customs dated 26/09/2913 to amend 36 Custom notifications pertaining to Advance License/DEEC/ Advance Authorization/ DFIA/ EPCG relating to the Policy periods from 1992-1997 to 2004-2009. The above notification has implemented the Public Notice No.22 (RE-2013)/2009-2014 dated 12/08/2013 notified by DGFT that has provided a procedure, under category of regularization of bona fide defaults, in which all pending cases of the default in meeting Export Obligation may be regularized by the authorization holder on payment of applicable customs duty,
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