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Plastic Export Promotion Council: How to become a member?

The Plastic Export Promotion Council of India was set up to boost the country’s manufacturing and export of high-quality plastic products. In this blog, learn how to register and become a member.
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The Plastic Export Promotion Council (popularly known as PLEXCONCIL) was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, in 1995. The council works towards promoting and increasing the export of plastic products from India1.

Objective of Plastic Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL)

The objective behind launching Plastic Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) was to bring a change in the economic position of the industry in India, by projecting the country as a reliable supplier of high-quality products. It is a department and an apex body of the plastics industry in India, representing over 2,500 exporters, who manufacture, trade and deal in plastics products2.

Roles and functions of PLEXCONCIL

• PLEXCONCIL is engaged in promoting India as a major sourcing hub for quality plastic products and endeavours to open new avenues across the globe
• It strives to achieve export excellence by creating awareness among the plastic export fraternity about various government trade development schemes, providing export potential statistics and international market intelligence.
• It leads delegations to trade fairs in India and abroad and organises buyer seller meets.
• PLEXCONCIL represents manufacturers and exporters of a wide spectrum of plastic goods from raw materials to semi-finished and finished items3.

What are the products under PLEXCONCIL?

PLEXCONCIL represents manufacturers and exporters of a wide spectrum of plastic items like4:
• Raw materials & semi-finished items
• Plastic sheets
• Films
• Plates
• Optical items
• Laminates
• Packaging items
• Medical disposables

Countries that import PLEXCONCIL products

Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are some of the top countries that import plastic products.

Benefits of registering with PLEXCONCIL

Exporters get a few benefits after registering with PLEXCONCIL like:
1. Types of discounts in fees at international trade fairs and exhibitions.
2. Eligible for export awards for outstanding export performance.
3. Assistance on export financing with various institutions and banks.
4. Networking with importers and customers interested in the plastic industry.
5. Listing in PLEXCONCIL member’s directory.

Documents required for PLEXCONCIL membership

Some of the documents required for PLEXCONCIL membership are4:
1. Name and address of the office or business of all the partners, directors, proprietor, along with residential addresses.
2. Acknowledgement received from higher authorities, confirming actual date of commencement of commercial production of the business.
3. In case of private/public limited company, a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
4. A copy of the partnership deed, in case of a partnership company.
5. A copy of Import Export Code certificate.
6. A copy of business PAN number.
7. In case of manufacturer or exporter, a certified true copy of the registration certificate issued by the sponsoring authorities viz. Director of Industries/Secretariat, in case of Industrial approvals.

Step-by-step procedure to register with PLEXCONCIL

Below are the steps to register with PLEXCONCIL:

Step 1:

On the website of PLEXCONCIL, click on new membership.

Step 2:

Register yourself by providing your Import Export Code (IEC) details, PAN details, and company details.

Step 3:

Fill in the membership application form by providing company name, address, GST number, turnover details and website details (if applicable).

Step 4:

Select the product category type and corresponding HS code.

Step 5:

Upload the required documents and pay the membership fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PLEXCONCIL certificate?
The main objective behind issuing a PLEXCONCIL certificate is to make the exporters ready to face the challenges of the market, while acquiring the practical knowledge of being in an export-import business. Having your PLEXCONCIL certificate will help you to avail various benefits.
Is the RCMC registration for PLEXCONCIL online?
A Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is required for exporters in order to avail the benefits under the policy. You can register for RCMC in online as well as offline mode. Both modes are easily accessible.
Published on September 19, 2022.

Sources:
1. https://PLEXCONCIL.org/organization
2. https://howtoexportimport.com/Plastics-Export-Promotion-Council-1709.aspx
3. http://plasticsepc.org/rcmc/guidelines.html
4. https://PLEXCONCIL.org/public/custom/files/faq/1578315406.pdf
5. http://PLEXCONCIL.biz/pdf/benefits.pdf
6. https://plexconcil.org/public/custom/files/faq/1578315406.pdf
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