GJEPC takes jewellery-appraising course for customs officials to Kolkata
today Jan 14, 2020
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council organised a week-long training programme for Kolkata Customs officers to teach gold and jewellery appraising to facilitate ease of doing business for East India jewellery exports.
From January 6 to 10, the GJEPC and faculty from the Indian Diamond Institute, Surat trained 33 customs officials from various levels in Kolkata on coloured gemstones, diamond grading, purity testing precious metals on a XRF Machine, and the assaying technique, the GJEPC announced on its website. The officials received a certificate upon completion of the course at a distribution ceremony held with chief guest Deep Sekhar, principal commissioner of customs at Kolkata Airport.
“Upgrading the skills of customs officials will further smoothen the exports of jewellery from the Kolkata Airport, as the officials will be more competent to examine and appraise gem and jewellery export and Import cargo,” said Prakash Chandra Pincha, the GJEPC’s Eastern Region regional chairman.
“Our effort is to further enhance the ease of doing business in the sector and such training initiatives will help upgrade the existing skills of customs officials,” GJEPC chairman Pramod Kumar Agrawal said in a statement, reported by the GJEPC. “As high ticket value items, it is necessary, the goods don’t get stuck at any level without any genuine reasons. This will help us to deliver the products to the customers in a timely manner.”
The GJEPC held a similar training programme in Delhi from December 17 to 28, 2019. The organisation conducts regular skill training programmes for officials and in order to make its own members aware of the latest policy changes.
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