Digital Initiative for Ease of Export- What is Export Inspection Council? (Important) (Download PDF)


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Union Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation launched Digital Initiative of Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease export. EIC is official export certification body of GoI. It has launched major project of Digital India initiative in line w/changing dimensions of world.

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  • Digital initiatives will increase India’s capacity in export sector of agriculture and food products.

  • For reliable inspection & certification, 3 portals are developed w/view to further strengthening faith of Indian produce, to reduce time & cost of transactions in a transparent manner.

  • Portal provides opportunity for ease of export & plays important role in the ‘adoption of greenery’ initiatives, while avoiding cropping of trees, along w/reduction in paper usage.

  • Entire export food chain is integrated into digital platform w/aim of providing quick, efficient & transparent services for ease of business in all areas.

  • Primary production, chain catch, aquaculture pound, dairy form & bee keeping house are interconnected.

  • Laboratory, an assessment portal facilitates integrated stakeholders by unifying all stakeholders such as accreditation bodies, regulators & laboratories on a common platform.

  • Export Alert Monitoring Portal closely monitors non-compliance, which is reported by importer countries.

  • Steps taken by multiple organizations related to initial certification in food safety & biological safety along w/alert thru this portal can also be monitored.

Export Inspection Council (EIC):

  • Indian Export Inspection Council was established by GoI under Section 3 of Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963.

  • EIC has constituted Technical Committee to give advice on administrative matters & to advice on the administrative committee and technical matters.

  • EIC has done a remarkable job in increasing analytical potential for country by making available the recognized proficiency test (PT) providers in Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai, by reducing dependence on foreign proficiency test providers & ensuring ease of access.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 4, 2018

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