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Indian Silk Export Promotion Council: Steps
to register

For smooth functioning of the silk industry, Indian Silk Export Promotion Council was set up to encourage silk exporters & manufacturers to sell internationally. In this blog, learn about the council and how to export silk from India.
Indian Silk Export Promotion Council
There’s no doubt that Indian silk textiles and accessories are widely known and purchased across the world. Owing to its rich colors, intricate designs and skilful artisanal work, silk apparel is increasing gaining popularity, leading to higher demand in the international markets. From mulberry, vanya, tussar, muga, eri and banaras, a huge variety of silk is exported from India. In fact, silk fabrics and made-ups exported from India was valued at nearly 99 million US dollars in 2020-211. To ensure smooth functioning of the silk export industry and maintain trade relations with other importing countries, the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) was set up under the Companies Act by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

How to register with Indian Silk Export Promotion Council?

You can register and apply for Registration-Cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC) online on the ISPEC website easily. Below are the steps for you to register:

1. Click on ‘New Registration’ tab on the ISEPC website.
2. Fill all the required details as per the latest Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) certificate issued by the DGFT.
3. Pay the required membership fee.
4. Read all the details and upload all applicable documents under the required headings.
5. Preview the ‘Application Form’ before submission
6. You will receive acknowledgement email after submission of the Membership Application form.
7. The Membership Certificate (RCMC) will be issued in the required category to successful applicant. Once RCMC is issued, e-Certificate will be mailed to you on your registered and notified email id.
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Role of ISEPC in silk export from India

The main activities and role of ISPEC are2:
• Conduct market surveys to identify export potential products
• Establish contacts with the perspective importers to generate their interest in Indian silk products
• Conduct buyer-seller meets for its member exporters
• Organize silk fairs and exhibitions in India
• Assist for exporters to participate in trade fairs and exhibitions abroad
• Resolve trade disputes between exporters and importers
• Conduct workshops and seminars on various trade and policy related topics for member exporters

How to export silk and apparel from India?

With the growing demand for Indian spices and ease of ecommerce exports, Indian sellers from any part of the country can export spices across the globe. Amazon Global Selling is one such ecommerce exports program that enables sellers to take their Made in India products like silk apparel, textiles and jewelry to 18 marketplaces in 200+ countries & territories with ease.

Rahul Agarwal, a banarasi saree and dupatta exporter, made his dream of establishing a global brand come true with Amazon. His Chandrakala Creations has a rather inspiring story of global success. The journey of taking traditional Indian wear to international consumers across the world is a fine example of the lengths Indian exporters go to help build a niche for themselves in the global markets. With the support of Amazon Global Selling, he has expanded his 20-year-old apparel brand across the world. “These are Indian products that are being sold globally, and this is helping us earn precious foreign exchange for the country. It feels good. In a way, Indian tradition is being exported, along with our products,” shares Rahul. Watch Rahul's inspiring success story:
You can also start your export business and sell internationally with Amazon Global Selling:

Register your business

First, you must register your export business with Amazon Global Selling. You don’t have to be an existing Amazon India seller. The registration can be done online on Seller Central. You’ll need the following documents to register:
PAN
• ID proof (Aadhar, driving license or passport)
• Business address proof (Bank statement)
• Credit card (international transactions enabled)
Amazon seller registration

List your products

Once you have successfully registered to sell globally on Amazon, you can list your products. Remember to follow tips on how to list your products include attractive pictures and descriptions that’s clear to international customers. You can also seek help from third party service providers.
How to list your products on Amazon

Ship & receive payments

Once a customer places an order, you can choose to deliver by yourself or you can opt for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Under FBA, Amazon takes care of shipping, delivery, returns and customer concerns. Once a customer purchases your product, Amazon credits the money in your bank account in the currency of your choice.
Amazon FBA

Frequently Asked Questions

How to register with Export Promotion Council?
You can start leather export from India via ecommerce exports program – Amazon Global Selling. With a few documents, you can register and start selling on international marketplaces like USA, UK, Italy, UAE and more.
Published on December 10, 2021.

Sources:
1. https://www.statista.com/statistics/623231/silk-export-value-by-type-india/
2. https://www.theindiansilkexportpromotioncouncil.com/
3. http://isepcindia.com/portal/welcome/online_rcmc
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