Market Development Assistance As per MDA guidelines, any exporter who is a member of AEPC with atleast 12 months of membership and export turnover of the company less than 15 crores rupees in the preceding financial year can avail the MDA grant for participating in overseas trade fairs. The MDA eligibility area-wise is given below for a particular financial year:


Area/SectorNo. of visitsMax. financial ceiling per event
Focus LAC1Rs. 1.80 lac
Focus Africa (including WANA countries)1Rs. 1.50 lac
Focus CIS1Rs. 1.50 lac
Focus ASEAN+21Rs. 1.50 lac
General Area1Rs. 0.80 lac


During the year 2008-09 ted through AEPC in different AEPC's overseas fairs. List of exporters, who have received MDA is placed in website, �' Market Access Initiative

The Council gets MAI subsidy for organizing Mega Shows and Buyer Seller meets. This subsidy is passed on to the members of the Council in subsidizing the cost of the stall in Buyer Seller meets and Mega Shows abroad. Council has done mega show in South Africa during March 2009 an d organizing another mega show in Japan from 22 to 24th July 2009.

Rebate in Training

The members of the Council get a rebate of 40% in the tuition fee for Authorized employees nominated for core courses and 20% rebate in flagship courses in ATDC centers. (Contact: Mr. G.D Gaur, Senior Registrar, Ph: 0124-2708019)

Productivity Improvement Programme

The Council contributes 35% (US $ 6300) of the total implementation cost of $ 18000 for implementing the Productivity /efficiency Improvement Programme to its members. (Contact, Mr. J.D Bakshi, Ph: 0124 208020)

Subsidy in Overseas Training

The Council provides 75% subsidy in the Training Cost for the employees of Export Houses to train their employees at CITA (Clothing Industry Training Authority) Hong Kong. (Contact, Mr. J.D Bakshi, Ph: 0124 208020)

Duty Drawback-

The Council collects duty drawback data and submits it to drawback directorate for facilitating and granting of duty drawback to the members of the Council. On an average Rs. 3200 crores of duty drawback is distributed to the Apparel Exporters per year by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India based on the duty draw back data collected by the Council. At present duty drawback on cotton knitted garments and cotton woven is 8.8%.

Export Performance Certificate

Export Performance Certificate is issued to its members for the purpose of importing trims and embellishments duty free for use in manufacture of textile garments for export.

During financial year 2008-09, EPC for export value Rs. 20428 crores with total entitlement amount of Rs. 612 crores was issued to the council members

covering items:

Fasteners and polywadding materials. Lining and interlining materials including knitted lining and interlining. Inlay cards. Shoulder pads. Buckles. Eyelets. Hooks and eyes. Rivets, collar stays, collar patties. Butterfly and other garment stays including plastic stays, fusible embroidery motifs or prints. Laces. Badges including embroidered badges. velcro tape and embroiderythreads. Sewing. Thread. stones (other than precious & semi precious sequin tape elastic tape & hook tape of width not exceeding 75 mm, cord & cord stopper. toggles, stud. elastic cloth and elastic band. quilted wadding materials, beads for embroidery. sample fabric of total length upto 500 metre imported

Certificate of Origin

The council is issuing/certifying an instrument to establish evidence on origin of goods to be imported into any country.

The above service to the trade is being provided from all the Regional offices of the Council and ATDC centres Fashion Forecast seminars ( )

Market Intelligence- AEPC provides market intelligence through various cluster studies, research reports & journals.