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Capacity Building Program on Commercialization of GI products from Jammu and Kashmir organized at Jammu and Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 25, 2021: Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) in association with Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion organization (JKTPO) organized2days Capacity Building Program on commercialization of GI products from Jammu & Kashmir held at Srinagar and Jammu respectively in association with Department of Agriculture Production & Farmer's Welfare, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Horticulture Department and Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO).

The workshop focused on the export potential of J&K, GI products and its importance, role of e-commerce, GI registration and its subsequent compliances.

Ms. Ankita Kar MD, JKTPO highlighted about integration of district and export hub with GI products for boosting of exports of GI products and the importance of recognizing uniqueness of J&K by exploring possibilities of new GI registrations.

Furthermore, Ms. Kar said “GI commercialization will help to accelerate exports and Government will facilitate the whole process of GI registration as well as promotion of existing GIs.”

Mr. K.K. Sharma, Director, Agriculture Department Jammu, highlighted the achievements of Jammu division with respect to agriculture sector, He said “Jammu is making remarkable progress in the agriculture sector and department is consistently working on enrolling more products for GI tagging from this sector which has a potential to take the UT at pinnacle position”

On the occasion Mr. Pratik Navale from FIEObriefed about the opportunities and challenges and exporting scenario of GI tagged products. Mr. Navale also explained advantages about variouslive digital platforms for commercialization of these products such as i) Indian Trade Portal –a one-stop trade information trade portal ii) Indian Business Portal – Online digital store for ecommerce export and iii) Ease of Logistics -   One stop portal for logistics facilitation.

Stakeholders were also explained about FIEO which is leading export promotion body of India and serves interest of more than 2 lacs exporters of India, Furthermore, importance of FIEO membership through which exporter can avail benefits&discountson e-Bay and ARAMEX were discussed.

Prof. Ganesh Hingmire, Speaker from GMGC, Pune highlighted the untapped potential of GI tagged products from Jammu and Kashmir. He has also addressed the issues and concerns regarding commercialization of GIs and future prospects thereof.

The workshop was also attended by officers from Department Industries &Commerce, Directorate of Handlooms and Handicrafts, Department of Horticulture, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Directorate of General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and was graced by more than 50 industry stakeholders from Handicraft, Handloom, Agriculture and other line sectors.