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India International Trade Fair-2016: Set to rock Capital from Nov 14
In a bid to rock the capital, the annual flagship  event  of  India  Trade  Promotion  Organisation (ITPO), the 36th India International Trade Fair (November14-27, 2016) will be inaugurated by the  President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on November 14, 2016 at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Commerce & Industry Minister,  Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the inaugural  function.

This year, as many as 7000 participants are taking part in the fair. The ‘Partner Country’ is the ‘South Korea’ and the ‘Focus Country’ is ‘Belarus’.  The ‘Partner States’ are ‘Madhya Pradesh’ and ‘Jharkhand’ while, ‘Haryana’ is participating   as the ‘Focus State’.  Over 150 companies from 27   countries are   taking   part in the   fair. These include:   Australia, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Netherlands, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Tibet, Turkey, Thailand, UAE and UK.

The domestic participation profile covers all the States and Union Territories, Central Government Ministries/Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Board, Financial Institutions, Corporate and   non-government organisations etc. CAPART pavilion of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of   India   is participating with around 800 rural artisans and craft persons, while 100 artisans are participating through National Minorities Development & Finance & Corporation.

This year, IITF and its ‘Digital India’ theme will project its deep commitment to fulfil the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The  theme   assumes  special  significance   for  highlighting country’s  persistent  efforts  to   alleviate  poverty  through  meaningful  convergence   of  digital  technologies and  e-governance.

It  also   provides  first   hand  information of  the policies, progressive reforms and  the   new   schemes launched   by  the  Ministry  of  Commerce   and  Industry, Government  of  India  under the  Foreign  Trade  Policy (2015-2020).  These  schemes are  the  Merchandize  Exports  from  India  Scheme (MEIS)  and  Services  Exports  from  India  Scheme (SEIS). Under these schemes incentives are available for SEZs and ‘e-Biz’ for promotion of diverse sectors.

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