EEPC exports touched USD 87 billion

The Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) and Commerce & Industry, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri presenting the 50th EEPC India National Export Awards, at a function, in New Delhi on December 10, 2019.

   Minister of State for  Commerce and Industry and Minister of State Independent Charge of Civil Aviation and Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, recently gave away the Engineering Export Promotion Awards (EEPC) for the year 2017-2018 at a function in New Delhi.
   Speaking on the occasion he congratulated the EEPC for reaching record high exports of USD 76 billion in 2017-18 and USD 87 billion in 2018-19.
   This year EEPC celebrates and completes 50 years of rewarding exporters and 111 winners were given national awards for 2017-18 across 8 categories in over 32 product panels. The minister urged the engineering sector which employs 40 lakh workers, to be up to date with global engineering standards and adopt new technology to upgrade their core efficiency and improve their competency and achieve cost competitiveness.
   He informed that DGFT has put in place a fully electronic refund module and an online filing and issuance of preferential certificate of origin.
   Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri urged exporters to tap emerging markets like Africa, the CIS countries, countries of Latin America and the GCC and Mexico and thereby ensure that by 2025 India’s engineering exports will reach a target of USD 200 billion.

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