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

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:

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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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