NORTH EAST FEDERATION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE (NEFIT)

North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT) is a non-government trade organisation and nodal trade body of Exporters and Importers of North East India, established on 7th February, 2002 with its registered office in Shillong. NEFIT is recognised by the Union Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Government of India to issue ‘Certificate of Origin’ as specified in the Handbook of Procedures for EXIM trade. Since its inception NEFIT has been working selflessly in the North East region of the country to facilitate International Trade with neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and also Thailand. We have been part of many advisory committees which had been set up by various Government agencies with regards to formulation of Trade and Industrial Policies for the North Eastern states. We are instrumental in earning revenues for the country’s coffers in terms of Foreign Exchange through International Trade practices. Apart from that we have also actively participated in establishing good bilateral relationship with neighbouring countries through our various engagements with Trade Associations of those countries. We have good working relationship with ‘Bangladesh Enterprise Institute’ Dhaka, headed by Ex-Foreign Secy. of Bangladesh Mr. Farooq Sobhan. NEFIT has already signed a number of MOUs with different Chambers of Commerce like –

I Chitagong Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Bangladesh (CCCI)
II Dhaka Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Bangladesh (DCCI)
III Shylhet Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Bangladesh (SCCI)
IV Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Myanmar (UMFCCI)
V MoU signed at Tamu with Tamu - Kalay Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, Union of Myanmar.
VI MoU signed with Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce, Chiang Mai, Thailand
VII MoU signed with YIWU Trade City, Baoshan, P.R. China
VIII Mou signed with International Trade Promotion Federation of Baoshan, P.R. China


ACTIVITIES OF NEFIT IN BRIEFTHE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES IN THE RECENT PAST –
(In reverse chronological order)

June 16th – 23rd June 2018 NEFIT Trade and Economic delegation to visit Baoshan, Tengchong and Kunming, P R. China, with an objective to explore the possibility of Trade & Business, Educational & Cultural exchange programmes and other possible areas of co-operation & business opportunities between the two neighbouring counties more particularly Assam & NE states
January 11th – 02nd February 2018 Successfully organized the “1st NEFIT INDIA - ASEAN ROADSHOW CUM FRIENDSHIP CAR RALLY 2018” From Guwahati of North East India and back via Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. This is a kind of confidence building measure that will open up a new dimension of overland trading and dispel many doubts of prospective traders. The follow-up action of the “Act East Policy” of the Government of India is creating a bright economic prospect of overland trade of commodities of North East India with South East Asian countries through the India-Myanmar- Thailand Trilateral Highway and Asian Highways 1 & 2 which will make ASEAN boundaries adjacent to India.
June 10th – June 19th 2017 NEFIT had taken a Trade Delegation and entrepreneurs from North Eastern Region and Participated in South & Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair from 12-18 June, 2017 at Kunming, P.R. China
January - March 2017 NEFIT had successfully organized 15 (fifteen) Awareness Programme on Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme as per the 2016 Ministry of MSME Guideline in Association with National Board of Quality Control (NBQC), Quality Council of India, (QCI) Govt. of India, New Delhi, in different states of the North Eastern Region.
May 22nd – June 9th 2016 Successfully organized the “1st India–Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Car Rally”, a tri nation car expedition with an aim for building relationship for better understanding and friendship and to promote produce and products of India in new emerging markets of Myanmar & Thailand. Expedition from Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) – Bangkok (Thailand) – Guwahati (Assam) Via Myanmar comprising of Corporate Executives, Govt. Officials, Entrepreneurs, Exporters/Importers, Professional.
April – May 2016 NEFIT had Successfully organized Practical Risk Assessment as per ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) in association with National Board of Quality Control (NBQC), Quality Council of India, (QCI) in the state of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur
November – 17, 2015 NEFIT NE India Delegation for BCIM Economy Co-operation overland Road Journey from Guwahati to Kunming, P.R. China
June – 18, 2015 Assam Pioneer Economic and Cultural Co-Operation Delegation to Baoshan and Kunming under aegis of NEFIT
June, 2014 NEFIT had taken a team in the month of June 2014 of its members and participated at SAHA group trade fairs held at Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, Bangkok.
May 21st -25th May , 2014 NEFIT members also participated at the Bangkok International Trade fair (THAIFEX) held at impact from 21-25 May, 2014.
7th May – 14 May, 2013 NEFIT in association with office of the Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi organized a delegation of Ministerial team along with High ranking officials from the department of Agriculture and took them to Thailand. NEFIT along with the Board of Investment of Thailand (BoI) organized a number of meetings, seminars, etc., at Bangkok / Chiang Mai, and also explored trade and investment opportunities in both the countries.
31th January – 5th February, 2013 NEFIT organized an Exposure – cum – Study tour comprising of Officials from the Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing, Govt. of Assam to Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Thailand.
11th March – 22nd March, 2012 Successfully organized the “1st Indo–Myanmar Friendship Car Rally”, a Trade and Friendship expedition from Guwahati – Yangon (Myanmar) – Guwahati comprising of Corporate Executives, Govt. Officials, Entrepreneurs, Exporters/Importers, Professional, etc.
8th September – 9th September, 2011 NEFIT represented North East India at the Tri-Nations Business Conference and a workshop on Buyers and Sellers meet held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. Trade representatives from Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu attended the meet. NEFIT presented a paper on “Connectivity and Trade in the perspective of North East India, Myanmar and Thailand”.
20th August – 27th August., 2011 NEFIT had taken a High Level Trade Delegation to Hangzhou, P.R China under the leadership of Ex. Hon’ble Industry Minister, Govt. of Assam, Shri Pradyut Bordoloi for Trade & Exposure on Bamboo Technology.
17th April – 18th April, 2011 A seminar was organised jointly with SHEFIXCIL, Govt. of Manipur, on Panel discussion on border trade at Moreh, Manipur.
18th April, 2011 Visit to Indo-Myanmar Border (Moreh / Tamu) by DGFT, Manipur State Official & NEFIT.
September, 2010 NEFIT officials had meeting with H.E Ambassador of India at Indian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar.
February, 2010 Presentation on Border Trade by NEFIT at North East India – Bangladesh Trade & Investment Conclave at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
8th January – 9th January., 2010 Presentation on Border Trade by NEFIT on Connectivity between India and her Eastern Neighbours: Emerging Physical, Economic and Cultural Networks at Calcutta University at Kolkata.
17th May, 2010 MoU signed with Tamu - Kalay Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, Union of Myanmar.
16th May – 17th May, 2010 Buyers / Sellers – cum ground level officials meet held at Tamu in Myanmar, organized by NEFIT and funded by the Govt. of Manipur, Imphal. The meet was attended by officials of Indian & Myanmar Customs, Borders Trade Director of Myanmar, State officials of Manipur Govt. and Exporters & Importers of Moreh (India) and Tamu (Myanmar).
November, 2009 A Trade Delegation comprising of Business delegates and State Govt. officials of Nagaland were taken to Yangon in Myanmar, which was a joint effort of the Govt. of Nagaland and NEFIT.
4th September, 2008 Indo-Bangla Exporters and Importers Conclave was organized at Pinewood Hotel, Shillong. In this meet many Bankers and Importers from Bangladesh had attended.
11th March, 2006 Organised a seminar on “Border Trade and Look East Policy” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during North East Trade Fair in association with ITPO, New Delhi. Many resource persons from the Govt. sectors and the Private sectors had participated along many diplomats from various embassies of Southeast Asian Nations based in New Delhi. This programme was funded by North Eastern Council, Govt. of India, Shillong.
22nd October – 24th October, 2005 NEFIT had organized a seminar on “Minor Forest Produce” in association with SHELLAC Export Promotion Council, Kolkata on 22nd October 2005 at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati and 24th October, 2005 at Pinewood Hotel at Shillong, Meghalaya, DGFT from Ministry of Commerce and officials of North Eastern Council, Shillong also attended.
17th February, 2004 Successfully organized a Seminar on “Special Economic Zone – Feasibility and Prospects” at Pinewood Hotel in Shillong. The meet was attended by Director General of Foreign Trade, Govt. of India and various Export Promotion Council & EOU. It was funded by North Eastern Council, Shillong and organized by NEFIT.
11th July – 12th July, 2003 Organised a seminar on Export Promotion – cum Buyers & Sellers meet at Shillong funded by North Eastern Council, Shillong in which Bangladesh Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industry and various Export Promotion Councils from Kolkata / New Delhi, and also various officials from Govt. of India and states of the North Eastern Regions have attended and participated.

 

 
     
  
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