Market Development Assistance As per MDA guidelines, any exporter who is a member of AEPC with atleast 12 months of membership and export turnover of the company less than 15 crores rupees in the preceding financial year can avail the MDA grant for participating in overseas trade fairs. The MDA eligibility area-wise is given below for a particular financial year:
Rationalization of the excise duty regime - The inverted duty structure that prevailed earlier with higher duties for fibers and filaments and lower for fabric has been rectified to some extent.
Although the optional zero duty route for the cotton value chain has helped a large number of yarn and fabric manufacturers , excise duty route is still adopted by a lot of people in order to take cenvat credit for expenses made on dyes and chemicals, packing and other inputs.
AEPC has it's headquarter at Apparel House, Institutional area, Sector-44, Gurgaon-122003
Apparel House also offers 250 permanent showrooms besides Institute of Apparel Management & Headquarters of AEPC's Education and Training Initiatives. Apparel House is equipped with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure having international facility for business with exhibition hall, art gallery, auditorium and conference hall facility. Members take part in various council's activities being organized at Apparel House like Market Week etc.
AEPC, registered under section 25 of the Companies' Act 1956, works closely with Government of India on policy issues in Apparel sector. The Council provides specialized services and global business opportunities for industry.