Foreign exchange for participation in international fairs/exhibitions is released liberally.
Indian Trade Promotion Organisation:
The ITPO, Pragati Bhawan, Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110 001 is the central and apex authority for arranging/organising participation in international fairs/exhibitions.
It draws well in advance, a programme for either organising a wholly Indian exhibition or participation in any such activity abroad. This programme is advertised through its weekly bulletin.
The Export Service Bulletin and also through EPCs/Commodity Boards, State Governments, Chambers of Commerce, trade associations and even by mailing to export/trading houses and important exporters. Information in this regard can, therefore, be sought/available well in advance from/in all these organisations/publications and the ITPO itself.
Therefore, they would be participants in fairs/exhibitions should apply in the ITPO according to the schedule laid down by it. There is a participation fee for every activity Details can be obtained from ITPO as they differ from one exhibition to another.
Where the exporter wishes to participate in any fair/exhibition in which the ITPO or any other export promotion organisation like EPCs are not organising the participation, he need not approach the ITPO or the concerned organisation for not only obtaining necessary details but also getting their concurrence in advance for such participation.s