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India’s first Agri-Export Facilitation Centre launched in Pune

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Agriculture exports

India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre (AFEC) is established at Pune, Maharashtra by Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) in association with the National Bank. 

The centre was inaugurated by G.S. Rawat, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Pune regional office. 

AFEC will work as a one stop centre for the potential agriculture & food products exporters from Maharashtra as well as boost agricultural exports from the region, as per global standards. The centre would guide the prospective exporters on various relevant aspects of the farm to fork chain of agro – exports through its experts. It aims at boosting the agri-exports of Maharashtra by disseminating information, providing timely guidance and organizing training courses. It will cater to the needs of farmers, FPOs, MSMEs in agriculture & food processing, existing and new exporters by helping them through the various stages involved in exporting products. 

This centre will provide expert guidance on topics such as orchard management, minimum residue level, branding and marketing, special export treatments, country wise protocols, quality parameters, special certifications requirements and government export schemes. 

Why is Agriculture export facilitation centre important? 

India launched Agri export policy in 2018, which aimed to agriculture exports to 60 billion USD by 2022. This centre will help India reach its target. 

How to avail services of AEFC?  

To avail services of the AEFC, potential exporters can register by filling this google form on the official MCCIA website or contact them by email aefc@mcciapune.com or shantanuj@mcciapune.com

You can also visit their office in person. Once you have registered, they will set up a consultation meeting for you (via email, video conferencing, in- person meeting) with the subject experts to address your queries. 

Consultation Fee: 

Media 

Charges (Rs.) 

Email 

100 

In- person 

800 

Telecall 

200 

  • Charges applicable for mail and tele-call consultation will be query based. 

  • 18% GST will be applicable on consultation charges. 

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