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Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC): Steps to register

Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) promotes export of all types of wool, woollen and acrylic-blended products from India. Here’s a guide for you to understand its role and the process to register.
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To promote the export of woollen textiles and products, the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) was set up by the Government of India. Run under the Administration of the Ministry of Textiles, the council supports local manufacturers and exporters in the industry with required guidance, policies and assistance to sell internationally.

WWEPC also conducts various activities, inviting leading international importers to visit India and participate in trade fairs and exhibitions to open up opportunities for Indian exporters.

Types of woollen products promoted by WWEPC

The council has many registered manufacturers and exporters who export wool and acrylic-blended products to the international markets1. Below are some of the common types:

• Woollen apparel
• Fabrics
• Shawls
• Yarns
• Blankets
• Carpets & home textile

Role of Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC)

The key activities of WWEPC are directed towards promotion of exports, research and introduction of technology to exporters and manufacturers. Below are a few major roles and functions of the council2:

Advising body

The council coordinates between the woollen industry and the central and state governments of India to draft policies related to the industry.

Build export statistics

WWEPC helps in building statistics on export and import of woollen products to analyse and introduce new mechanisms for the growth of the industry.

Provide export information

It creates awareness on various government-introduced schemes and benefits among Indian exporters. It also assists in implementing export policies and offers guidance to member-exporters on important subjects like export finance and insurance of export products.

Coordination with other export agencies

WWEPC works closely with the Textile Committee, Export Inspection Council, etc. on quality control and pre-shipment inspection of woollen export products to ensure that they meet international standards.

How to become a member of WWEPC?

To become a member of WWEPC, you will need to obtain a Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) from the council. Sellers interested in registering can do it online by sharing required details and documents3.

Documents required to register with WWEPC:

You can register under two categories – merchant-exporter or manufacturing-exporter with the Export Promotional Council (EPC). To register as a manufacturer-exporter, some of the documents that you have to submit are:

• Signed RCMC application form
IEC
• PAN
• Membership fee as mentioned in the form
• Company’s Memorandum of Association (MOA)
• Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies
• Last 3 years Services Export Data certified by a Chartered Account (CA)
• GST registration certificate

Steps to apply for RCMC with WWEPC

• Log on to the official DGFT website and enter your username, password and CAPTCHA code to login.
• Go to services. Under Apply for e-RCMC, click on ‘Start fresh application’. If you have already started filling an application, click on ‘Proceed with Existing Application’.
• A declaration will be asked on profile updates. Click yes to make sure you have updated the profile and save.
• Under RCMC details section, select Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council and fee details.
• Select export products and add required information.
• Select Authorised Representatives/Department Heads/Contact Persons for the councils & click on Add Details button to save the details.
• Under ‘Other Information’, select the countries to which you are exporting and save.
• After filling all the required information, attach mentioned documents under Attachments Section and save.
• Read the terms and declaration before accepting it. Click on save.
• You can now check the preview of your application, along with attached documents. Post that, click on sign button to complete the process.
• Finally, make the required payment for RCMC4.
Once you’ve received an RCMC from the council, you can avail its benefits and export woollen textile products from India. With growing digitization and demand for ‘Made in India’ products across the world, sellers are increasingly opting for ecommerce exports. Amazon Global Selling – an ecommerce exports program, helps you take your woollen business from India to the global markets in 200+ countries and territories. Warehousing, export documents, shipping, delivery and returns - Amazon assists you in every step to help you run a successful export business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the objectives of the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council in India?
WWPEC promotes the export of Indian wool and woollen products to the international markets. It works towards enabling Indian exporters and manufacturers to reach international customers and expand their businesses globally.
Which ministry is WWEPC a part of?
WWEPC comes under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India with its head office in New Delhi and two regional offices in Ludhiana and Mumbai.
What are the functions of WWEPC?
The council promotes, supports, and assists Indian businesses to export their products to international markets. It also helps international importers to understand the scope and quality of Indian woollen products, thus opening up more business opportunities for local sellers.
What are the documents required to export woollen products?
To export woollen products from India, you must obtain a set of export documents like IEC, AD code, GST Letter of Undertaking and Importer of Record, along with other compliance requirements like Country of Origin certificate.
Published on March 30, 2022.

Sources:
1. https://www.wwepcindia.com/product-panel.html
2. https://www.wwepcindia.com/about-us.html
3. https://www.wwepcindia.com/portal/welcome/online_rcmc
4. https://www.wwepcindia.com/how_apply_RCMC.html
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