GJEPC holds regional meetings to address jewellery industry issues
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council recently held meetings in Kolkata and Jaipur to address regional issues in the industry including support for small-scale artisans.
On March 22, the GJEPC’s Rajasthan Regional Office held an interactive meeting between members of the Jaipur Special Economic Zone and Bipin Menon, development commissioner for Noida SEZ at the Hotel Crowne Plaza in Jaipur.
At the meeting, GJEPC Rajasthan regional chairman Nirmal Kumar Bardiya expressed a need to fine-tune policy and rules regarding SEZ units in order to remove current hurdles, the GJEPC reported on its website.
The Jaipur meeting addressed the precious metal supply to SEZ units and the transfer of metal from one SEZ to the other under transit bond as well as the supply of precious metal by nominated outside agencies. The meeting also covered reimports of jewellery and unsold plots of land with the aim of finding a way forward to streamline operations.
The GJEPC’s recent meeting with stakeholders in Kolkata addressed issues relating to gem and jewellery exports in the Eastern region. GJEPC chairman Coil Shah joined West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. chairman Rajiva Sinha to discuss the idea of establishing a Common Facility Centre and Custom Clearance Wing at Ankurhati Gem and Jewellery Park. This would be designed to aid small-scale artisans and karigars, according to the GJEPC.
The GJEPC Eastern Regional Office also organised an Exporters Meet with chairman Colin Shah to discuss export related issues including the non-availability of duty-free gold, cancellation of imports bonds at the Kolkata Port, and payment of IGST.
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