TRADE PROMOTION ORGANISATION : A PROFILE
Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is synonymous with the country's trade promotion
around the world all round the year. Indeed at ITPO, the promotion of trade is an
exacting mission, translating into a search for new frontiers and new horizons in the word
of commercial interactions, both at macro and micro levels. A mission that finds
expression in the successful organisation of trade exhibitions in India and
buyer-seller meets, promotion through department stores, contact promotion and product
development programmes apart from dissemination of information on products and markets.
|As the premier trade promotion
agency of the Government of India, the India Trade Promotion Organisation provides a broad
spectrum of services to trade and industry so as to catalyse the growth of bilateral
trade, particularly India's exports, and technological upgradation and modernisation of
different industry segments. ITPO's programmes are carried out in close with the
Indian industry whose promotional needs it seeks to serve.
As a nodal agency of the Government, ITPO accords approval for holding of international
trade fairs in India in order to ensure and facilitate, inter alia, customs
clearance of imported exhibits. ITPO has been conferred the status of Mini Ratna by
the Government of India. This honour is bestowed on select Public Sector Enterprises
which register profits for three years in a row.
also has a proactive role to play in setting up trade fair complexes with its attendant
infrastructural facilities in the Regional Centres of the country in collaboration with
the State Governments concerned. The setting up of such complexes in Karnataka, West
Bengal and Goa are currently in the pipeline and this is in consonance with ITPO's policy
to provide an impetus to the country's overall export efforts. Consultancy is also
provided in the form of Action Plans for promoting exports from different States/Union
Territories. Besides the assessment of export potential as well as the
identification of a set of products and techniques for export promotion.
ITPO has extensive infrastructure as well as marketing and information facilities which are availed both by exporters and importers.
ITPO's overseas offices assist buyers seeking information relating to sourcing products
from India - their availability, prices, reliable sources, delivery schedules and
exporters' creditworthiness, India's liberalised industrial, trade and investment
policies, suitable companies for joint ventures and investment, etc.
|ITPO's overseas offices at New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Dubai and Moscow are pursuing
investment opportunities, besides their activities aimed at promoting India's exports.
|The main activities and
services of ITPO are summarised below :
- Managing the extensive
trade fair complex, Pragati Maidan in the heart of Delhi.
- Organising various
trade fairs and exhibitions at its exhibition complex in Pragati Maidan and other centers
- Extending use of
Pragati Maidan for holding of trade fairs and exhibitions by other fair organisers both
from India and abroad.
- Identifying and nurture
specific export products with long range growth prospects.
- Cultivating overseas
buyers through timely and efficient services.
- Establishing durable
contacts between Indian suppliers and overseas buyers.
- Assisting Indian
companies in product development and adaptation to meet buyer's requirement.
- Organising Buyer-Seller
Meets and other exclusive India Shows with a view to bringing buyers and sellers together.
- Organising India
Promotions with Department Stores and Mail Order Houses abroad.
- Participating in
overseas trade fairs and exhibitions.
- Arranging product
displays for visiting overseas buyers.
- Inviting overseas
buyers and organise their meetings with Indian suppliers.
- Assisting in locating
suitable foreign collaborators for transfer of technology, joint ventures, marketing
tie-ups and investment promotion.
- Organising seminars /
conferences / workshops.
- Encouraging and involve
small and medium scale units in export promotion efforts.
- Conducting in - house
and need-based research on trade and export promotion.
- Enlisting the
involvement and support of the State Governments in India for promotion of India's foreign
- Promoting establishment
of facilities and infrastructure for holding trade fairs in State Capitals or other
suitable locations in India, in consultation with concerned State Governments.
|" For further
details about ITPO including Exhibitions in India and ITPO's
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to overseas buyers | | About Us | |
Pragati Bhavan, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-110 001,
Tel. : 91-11-3319841, 3371700, Fax : 91-11- 3318135,
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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