Thirty-Nine (39) Towns have been recognized as Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) under the Foreign Trade Policy

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Thirty-Nine (39) Towns have been recognized as Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 (extended up to 31.03.2022). The list of Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) and their details are at Annexure I.

Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) can avail benefits under Para 1.35 (b) of Foreign Trade Policy i.e.,

(i) Recognized associations of units in Towns of Export Excellence can avail financial assistance under Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme, on priority basis, for export promotion projects for marketing, capacity building and technological services.

(ii) Common Service Providers in the Towns of Export Excellence are entitled for Authorisation under Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme.

Details of benefits extended to the Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) by DGFT Regional offices is at Annexure II.

Towns producing goods of Rs. 750 Crore or more can be recognised as Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) based on potential for growth in exports. However, for Town of Export Excellence (TEE) in Handloom, Handicraft, Agriculture and Fisheries sector, the threshold limit is Rs.150 Crore. The notification of Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) is done in Appendix 1B of Foreign Trade Policy based on the proposals received from the Industry Association and in consultation with other stakeholders.

Annexure I

List of recognized Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) with their year of recognition:

Sl.

No

Town of Export Excellence

State

Product

Year of recognition as TEE

1.

Tripur

Tamil Nadu

Hosiery

2003

2.

Ludhiana

Punjab

Woollen Knitwear

2003

3.

Panipat

Haryana

Woollen Blanket

2003

4.

Kanoor

Kerala

Handlooms

2004

5

Karur

Tamil Nadu

Handlooms

2004

6.

Madurai

Tamil Nadu

Handlooms

2004

7.

AEKK(Aroor, Ezhupunna, Kodanthuruthu & Kuthiathodu)

Kerala

Seafood

2004

8.

Jodhpur

Rajasthan

Handicraft

2004

9.

Kekhra

Uttar Pradesh

Handlooms

2004

10.

Dewas

Madhya Pradesh

Pharmaceuticals

2006

11.

Alleppey

Kerala

Coir Products

2006

12.

Kollam(Quilon)

Kerala

Cashew Products

2006

13.

Indore

Madhya Pradesh

Soya Meal and Soya Products

2008

14.

Bhilwara

Rajasthan

Textiles

2009

15.

Surat

Gujarat

Gems and Jewellery

2009

16.

Malihabad

Uttar Pradesh

Horticulture Products

2009

17.

Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh

Leather Products

2009

18.

Ambur

Tamil Nadu

Leather Products

2009

19.

Jaipur

Rajasthan

Handicrafts

2009

20.

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir

Handicrafts

2009

21.

Anantnag

Jammu & Kashmir

Handicrafts

2009

22.

Barmer

Rajasthan

Handicrafts

2010

23.

Bhiwandi

Maharashtra

Textiles

2010

24.

Agra

Uttar Pradesh

Leather Products

2010

25.

Firozabad

Uttar Pradesh

Glass Artwares

2011

26.

Bhubaneshwar

Orissa

Marine Products

2011

27.

Agartala

Tripura

Bamboo Cane & Other Handicrafts

2011

28.

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

Textiles

2012

29.

Kolhapur

Maharashtra

Textiles

2012

30.

Saharanpur

Uttar Pradesh

Handicrafts

2012

31.

Morbi

Gujarat

Ceramic Tiles &Sanitaryware

2013

32.

Gurgaon

Haryana

Apparel

2013

33

Thoothukudi(Tuticorin)

Tamil Nadu

Marine

2014

34.

Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

Seafood

2014

35.

Bhimavaram

Andhra Pradesh

Seafood

2015

36.

Panipat

Haryana

Carpets, other Textile Floor Coverings & Bed Linen

2018

37

Bhadohi

Uttar Pradesh

Carpets, other Textile Floor Coverings

2018

38

Pollachi

Tamil Nadu

Coir and Coir Product

2020

39

Noida

Uttar Pradesh

Apparel Products

2021

 

Annexure II

Benefits extended to Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) under Para 1.35 (b) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20:

Sr. No.

Name of Town of Export Excellence

Jurisdictional DGFT Regional Office

Product

Financial Year

EPCG Licenses to Common Service Providers of TEE

MAI Benefits

No. of EPCG Licenses

Duty Saved Value (In Rupees Lakhs)

1

TIRUPUR

Coimbatore

Hosiery

2018-19

78

3438.20

 –

 

 

 

 

2019-20

44

1931.11

 –

 

 

 

 

2020-21 (upto Dec’2020)

17

701.50

 –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

INDORE

Indore/Bhopal

Soya

2018-19

8

122.25

 –

 

 

 

 

2019-20

2

10.74

 –

 

 

 

 

2020-21

1

4.73

 –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

INDORE

 Indore/Bhopal

Pharma

2018-19

0

 –

 –

 

 

 

 

2019-20

0

 –

 –

 

 

 

 

2020-21

15

521.73

 –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

DEWAS

Indore/Bhopal

Soya

2018-19

1

23.36

 –

 

 

 

 

2019-20

12

322.52

 –

 

 

 

 

2020-21

2

18.21

 –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

SRINAGAR

Srinagar

Handicrafts

2018-19

2

82.67

 –

 

 

 

 

2019-20

4

684.21

 –

 

 

 

 

2020-21

1

48.16

 –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

AEKK (Aroor, Ezhupunna, Kodanthuruthu&Kuthiathodu)

Kochi

Seafood

2018-19

1

26.10

 –

 

AEKK

 

Seafood

2019-20

0

0

 –

 

AEKK

 

Seafood

2020-21

0

0

 –

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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