CEPC was setup in 1982 by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to promote export of Carpets, all types of Handmade / handmade knotted Carpets, Rugs, Floor Coverings & other allied Products from India. And since then, has been the voice of Indian carpets business community. CEPC therefore, helps in R & D, quality assurance, timely delivery of finished products across the globe in addition to skill enhancement of weavers / artisans / entrepreneurs, strengthening base in existing markets, identifying potential markets, educating about government policies and its compliances, providing assistance for brand building of Indian hand-made carpets, through publicity, participating in and organizing world renowned trade fairs, expositions and road shows etc. around the word in established markets. Also exploring potential and upcoming markets globally for promotion of Indian handmade carpets, rugs floor coverings etc. The Council facilitates understanding of carpets related Indian and International trade policies, emerging trade issues, social & environmental compliances, quality management and sustainable business practices. Steps are being taken to promote and develop its exclusiveness for the domestic markets also. The Council provides effective support to members for any dispute with overseas buyers by writing to the concerned Indian Missions. .

The Registration-cum-Membership Certificate is issued to an exporter after he becomes the member of CEPC. The validity of RCMC is five years which is subject to the renewal of membership every year.