Suresh Prabhu launches digital initiatives for ease of export
April 4, 2018: Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu has launched digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council (E
April 4, 2018: Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu has launched digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease of export. The minister stated that the digital initiatives will give a boost to India’s agricultural and food export.
EIC is the official export certification body of Government of India and has launched this flagship project of Digital India Initiative to keep pace with changing dynamics of the world.
In order to continue the vision for credible inspection and certification and to strengthen the confidence on Indian produce, three portals have been developed to reduce transaction time and cost in a transparent manner. The portals not only provide an opportunity for ease of export but will also reduce carbon footprints by reducing paper usage.
To provide fast, efficient and transparent services for ease of doing business in all sectors the complete export food chain has been integrated in this digital platform. Primary production, chain catch, aquaculture pond, dairy farms and apiaries are all linked. Processing units, testing laboratories, official controls and exports have complete traceability.
One lab one assessment portal provides unified approach to all stakeholders like accreditation bodies, regulators and laboratories by bringing them together on a common platform. Simplified procedures for granting joint certification and joint decisions helps in reducing cost, time and multiplicity of assessment.
The Export Alert Monitoring portal monitors non compliances raised by importing countries. The portal will enable monitoring of alerts and action taken by multiple organisations involved in initial certification in the food safety and biosecurity and analysing the trend, understanding the trade barriers to reduce the alerts and enhance the export trade.
EIC has worked towards building the analytical capability for the country by providing accredited Proficiency Testing (PT) providers at Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai by reducing dependency on foreign PT providers and ease of access.
Minister of State, CR Chaudhary along with Commerce Secretary, Rita Teaotia, were also present on the occasion.