Set up by the Government of India under Section 3 of the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act 1963, Export Inspection Council
takes care of the quality and safety requirements of importing countries. With its head office in New Delhi, EIC has a Director of Inspection and Quality Control who is responsible for day-to-day functioning of the council. It provides quality assurance either through a consignment-based inspection or after visiting the field of the organization. It has various Export Inspection Agencies (EIAs) located in Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Delhi and Chennai with a network of 30 sub offices having NABL accredited laboratories.
EIC takes complete charge of ensuring quality standards in export of edible products and consumables like fish and fishery products, dairy product, honey, gelatine, feed additive, pre-mixtures and other non-food products as well. EIC is the only inspection organization in India that has a global acceptance3.