The Federation of Indian Export Organizations(FIEO)
The Federation of Indian Export Organizations popularly known as “FIEO”, is the apex body of Indian export promotion organizations. The FIEO was set up in the year 1965 mutually by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and private trade and industry.
The Federation of Indian Export Organizations is responsible for representing and assisting Indian entrepreneurs and exporters in the global market. FIEO is thus a partner of the Government of India in promoting India’s exports.
The Federation updates its individuals as often as possible with the most recent improvements in the field of Export/Import by arranging Seminars and Workshops, Inviting delegations, organizing Buyer-Seller meets in India and abroad. Trade Fairs, providing advisory and consultative services and bringing about steady cooperation between member exporters and different Government departments. The output of such action is discussion of issues in depth, developing of appropriate activities intends to promote Indian exports, formulation and dissemination of government policies relating to all areas in manufacturing and merchant exporting and informing Government on issues and proposing remedial measures.
Generally, FIEO represents directly or indirectly, over 100,000 exporters across India. Exports by FIEO members comprise a wide range of products including Textiles, Goods, Silk and silk products, Engineering, Carpets,Garments, Handicrafts, Leather and Leather Products, Tobacco and tobacco products, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Gems &Jewellery, Handicrafts, Chemicals and allied products, Cosmetics, Sports goods, Tea, Coffee, etc, as well as a wide range of Consultancy Services covering Infrastructure, Industries, Engineering, Cement, Leather, Paper & Rubber Industries. Agro-based Industries, Small Scale Industries etc.
There were great benefits can achieve through getting the membership of FIEO. By registering with FIEO, an exporter has the double advantage of obtaining the benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy, as also the benefit of FIEO’s services, facilities, credentials, and global reach. For getting the membership of FIEO, as per the Foreign Trade Policy, a Status Holder exporter is required to get a Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) from an Export Promotion Council and so as to avail various benefits under the Policy.
An exporter holding recognition certificate issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade as Export House/Star Export House/Trading House/Star Trading House/ Premier Trading House can obtain RCMC from FIEO.
An exporter has also the option to obtain RCMC from FIEO if the products/services exported by them are not covered by any EPC.
Exporters of multiple items can obtain Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) under the Multi-Products Group Category of FIEO.
An exporter who does not wish to obtain RCMC can also get enrolled as a member of FIEO under individual Exporter Category and claim benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy.
Activities of FIEO
A close partner of the international trading community Facilitates redressal of exporters’ problems by taking
them up with the concerned authorities.
Through the FIEO website provides opportunity to the exporters to discuss online with FIEO experts their issues on international trade, seek clarification on policy matters etc.
Through the FIEO website provides access to updated trade policies, links to global trade promotion organizations, and many more….
Organizes open house meets with the highest authorities to draw the attention of the Government on important trade issues and help speedy resolution.
International Marketing Initiatives
Exchanges business delegations, establishes MoUs with counterpart organisations overseas, arranges exhibitions, catalogue shows abroad.
FIEO is the India partner of the Enterprise Europe Network and assists MSMEs in internationalization
Provides 24×7 exposure to FIEO members across the globe through the FIEO website
Members can upload their company profile, logo and product photographs on the FIEO website.
Through its website FIEO provides unique platform to buyers abroad to search, identify and communicate with FIEO members at no cost;
Provides option to download FIEO logo (with “Registered Member” message), from FIEO website, and place it on members’ website.
Visitors upon clicking the FIEO logo on member’s website can see the member’s particulars under FIEO banner thus adding value to a member’s website;
Through its website FIEO provides free access to the latest commercial reports, trade queries etc.
Organises buyer-seller meets both with incoming delegations and also by sponsoring delegations abroad etc.
Conclusion – If you want to deal in multi products for export then you can take the RCMC from FIEO.