NEFIT EXPOSURE TRIP TO VISIT, VIETNAM

On Agriculture and Bamboo technology transfer and cooperation

PROPOSED DATES : 17h – 24th NOVEMBER 2018
ORGANISED BY : NORTH EAST FEDERATION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE (NEFIT)
SUPPORTED BY : SOUTH ASIA BAMBOO FOUNDATION (SABF)
TRAVEL PARTNER : Ranjan Sonowal (Proprietor Go – ne holidays)

NORTH EAST FEDERATION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE (NEFIT)
Organizational Profile in Brief


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

September 14th – 20th September, 2018
NEFIT Intellectual Delegation to 2018 Chengdu Dialogue on South Asia (Pan-Asia) Production Capacity Cooperation to present a paper on connectivity issue, related to reopen of Stilwell Road.
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.


TENTATIVE ITINEARY
NEFIT EXPOSURE TRIP TO VISIT VIETNAM
On Agriculture and Bamboo technology transfer and cooperation
From 17 -24, November 2018

17th Nov'18 Saturday - Day 0:

Travel from Guwahati to Kolkata by Flight No AI 775 at 18.45 (IST) Arrival at Kolkata at 20.00 (IST)
18th Nov'18 Sunday - Day 1:

Travel from Kolkata to Bangkok by Flight No TG 314 at 01.55 (IST)
Arrival at Bangkok at 5.50 (TST) and proceed to Catch the Flight to Ho Chi Minh. by Flight No TG 560 at 07.45 (TST)
Arrival at Ho Chi Minh International Airport at 09.35 (VST) and Check in Hotel After lunch, enjoying the City Tour and shopping
19th Nov'18 Monday - Day 2:

8.30 (VST) : After Breakfast Have a meeting with officials at the Institute of Agriculture Science for Southern Vietnam
13.00 (VST): Lunch
14.30 (VST): Visit a Poultry farm in Binh Duong, Visit an Organic Vegetable farm nearby (if any
18.00 (VST): Free Time for Shopping and roaming of the city. Night halt at Ho Chi Minh city
20th Nov'18 Tuesday - Day 3:

08:30 (VST) : Breakfast and whole day visit related rice cultivation, successful models of Agri / Agri Farms
13:00 (VST) : Lunch
14:00 (VST) : visit related rice cultivation, successful models of Agri / Agri Farms
18:00 (VST): Free Time for Shopping and roaming of the city. Night halt at Ho Chi Minh city
21st Nov'18 Wednesday - Day 4:

05:00 (VST): After Breakfast and Check out from Hotel and processed to catch the flight to Hanoi by Flight No VJ 124 at 07.10 (VST)
09.35 (VST): Arrival at Hanoi Airport and Processed to Hotel and Check in at Hotel in Hanoi
1300 (VST) : After Lunch Visit factory related to Bamboo rattan, Bamboo incense/ stick
18.00 (VST): Free Time for Shopping and roaming of the city. Night halt at Hanoi

22nd Nov'18 Thursday - Day 5:

8.30 (VST) : Breakfast and whole day visit related to fruits /flower farms
1300 (VST) : Lunch and whole day visit related to fruits /flower farms
18.00 (VST): Free Time for Shopping and roaming of the city. Night halt at Hanoi
23rd Nov'18 Friday - Day 6:

08:00 (VST) : Breakfast and half day Hanoi City Tour
1300 (VST) : Lunch and free time
17.00 (VST) : Dinner and Processed to Hanoi Airport to catch the flight to Bangkok by Flight No TG 565 at 20.25 (VST) Arrival at Bangkok at 22.15 (TST) and proceed to catch the flight to Kolkata by Flight no TG 313 at 23.35 (TST) Arrival at Kolkata at 00.40 (IST)
24th Nov’18 Saturday- Day 7:

Travel from Kolkata to Guwahati by Flight No 6E 3599 at 05.20 (IST) Arrival at Guwahati at 06.45 (IST)

Tentative Flight Itinerary
Carrier Flight Date Day From To Dep Arr Arr. Date
AI-Air India 775 17-Nov Sat Guwahati (India) Kolkata (India) 1845 2000 17-Nov
TG-Thai Airways International 314 18-Nov Sun Kolkata (India) Bangkok (Thailand) 0155 0550 18-Nov
TG-Thai Airways International 550 18-Nov Sun Bangkok (Thailand) Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) 0745 0915 18-Nov
VJ-Jatayu Airlines 124 21-Nov Wed Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) Hanoi (Viet Nam) 0710 0915 21-Nov
TG-Thai Airways International 565 23-Nov Fri Hanoi (Viet Nam) Bangkok (Thailand) 2025 2215 23-Nov
TG-Thai Airways International 313 23-Nov Fri Bangkok (Thailand) Kolkata (India) 2335 0040 24-Nov
6E-Indigo Airlines 3955 24-Nov Sat Kolkata (India) Guwahati (India) 0520 0645 24-Nov

BAMBOO INDUSTRY OF VIETNAM :-

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There is a strong market opportunity for industrial bamboo products worldwide; NW Viet Nam has the opportunity to compete with the bamboo superpower, China; the industry is currently an important income for at least 53,000 farming households, 60% of which are poor and a large majority from ethnic minorities.
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Depending on growing global bamboo industry (include products and materials) at 60 billion USD (CNN), that’s the reason we believe there is a brilliant future for Vietnam bamboo industry in year 2017.
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Bamboo is as hard as oak. The giant grass is one of the fastest growing crops. Hardy, there are about 1,250 species. Strong, its roots bind the soil together and prevent erosion. Versatile, it has more than 1,500 different uses. Indigenous to many developing countries, the woody stems can help curb the overexploitation of tropical forests and can help create a better livelihood for millions of people.
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Bamboo is already good business. Globally, the industry stands at around USD 7 billion, but by 2017, the sector could reach USD 20 billion. China currently holds around 5.5 billion and Vietnam 0.25 billion, but Vietnam and the Mekong region as a whole has the potential to increase its market share to USD 1 billion, with jobs for more than 1 million of some of the poorest people.

AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY OF VIETNAM:-


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Agricultural products accounted for 30 percent of exports in 2005. The relaxation of the state monopoly on rice exports transformed the country into the world's second or third largest rice exporter. Other cash crops are coffee, cotton, peanuts, rubber, sugarcane, and tea.
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Vietnam’s agriculture reached an export value of US$36.5 billion last year. With positive signals in the first two months of 2018, the sector aims to grow 3.05% this year with an export value of US$40.5 billion, higher than previous plans.
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In the first two months of 2018, Vietnam earned more than US$6 billion from the export of agricultural produce. The exports of rice, coffee, tea, cashew nut, vegetables, fruits, and cassava grew both in quantity and quality. The results are attributable to effective restructuring of crop and livestock production. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said his Ministry will seek to raise growth targets.

OBJECTIVES:-

General Objective

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To facilitate the rapid transfer of North Eastern Region - VIETNAMESE successful experiences and technologies for development of bamboo and agriculture industries in the North Eastern Regions.

Specific Objective

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To train selected groups of people from various North Eastern Region in bamboo technologies and agriculture products so that these form the core of an expert group to backstop bamboo and agriculture development in their individual districts.
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To disseminate the technology and experience of Vietnam at North Eastern Region for sustainable bamboo forest management and agricultural management.
» To help the group to realize the great potential of bamboo and agriculture as an industrial material.
» To make a model on focusing animal husbandry and poultry in North Eastern Region area to produce more scope for employment generation in the area.
» To promote technology transfer to improved production capacity in the North Eastern Region.

The Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam: A Friend of the Farmers

The southern people have a close friend – the Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam. It has applied many of its scientific achievements, contributing to the strong development of the south’s agriculture.

The Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam (IAS) was formally the Institute des Recherches Agronomiques de l’ Indochine established by the French in 1925. It was the first institute of agricultural science research in Indochina. In its first 50 years, the institute attained only a few achievements in scientific research due to the impact of the world’s economic crisis and the prolonged resistance wars of the Vietnamese people against the French colonialists and American aggressors. It was not until after 1975, especially during the past 10 years that the IAS had success with many important achievements in scientific research, making contributions to the agricultural development of the South in particular and the whole country in general.

After the wars ended, the country faced untold difficulties. The cadres at the institute made great efforts to overcome these difficulties. They lived and worked with the farmers to learn about production reality and instructed the farmers on changing the structures of varieties of plants and their harvesting methods. They produced short-term rice varieties of high productivity and quality, applied new farming techniques and developed many categories of crops and strains of livestock and poultry. These helped resolve the food shortage to stabilize people’s lives after the struggles of war. After its initial achievements, to expand the research scope in the direction of agricultural multi-sectors, the institute directed its research departments and laboratories to carry out many basic and applied research programmes in crop and animal science. At present, in addition to the research departments at its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City the institute has established nine experimental research centres for farming and animal husbandry in the key agricultural production areas, from the southeast and the Cuu Long River delta to Tay Nguyen (the Central Highlands). This has made a considerable contribution to the local production and improved the capacity of scientific research and application.

In agricultural and rural development, the research projects of the institute have met the requirements on agricultural production. This has been proven by the fact that the institute has provided many good varieties of plants for domestic demands and for export. Notably, the wet rice varieties of IR50404, Jasmin 85 and VND 95-20 have been the key varieties in the Cuu Long River delta for many years. The dry rice varieties and maize hybrid varieties V98-1, V98-2 and VN25-99 developed by the institute have been cultivated mainly in the southeast and Tay Nguyen. Seven of the eight staple maize varieties of the country are the institute’s products. Apart from selecting and producing varieties of crops, IAS also studies, selects and hybridizes many strains of animals of high quality, such as cows, pigs and chickens, and the technology of raising them. Notably, the strains of cows, such as Drought master, White Brahman and Red Brahman have a high reproductive and development capacity and give good meat. They are resistant to diseases and suitable to the animal raising conditions provided. Now the southeast is the largest area raising these cows in the country.

The research project on lean pigs of high productivity, which is headed by Dr. Tran The Thong and Dr. Le Thanh Hai has been awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize, the highest prize for science and technology, by the State.

The IAS has also attained great achievements in the research of land and fertilizers, which serve as a firm scientific basis for the effective use of the land as a natural resource. The technology of farming on alkaline land developed by the institute has contributed to the ability to use the fallow Dong Thap Muoi area of the south.

Every year, on average, the institute implements nearly 100 scientific research projects of State, ministerial and local levels. In international relations the institute has established ties with over 40 countries and hundreds of organizations, which has created favourable conditions for the training of human resources, increasing modern equipment and creating more funds for scientific research.

The IAS has made considerable contributions to the miraculous achievements of Vietnamese agriculture during the last 20 years. Vietnam has become the second largest rice exporter in the world and is ranked high among the countries having the largest number of top agricultural products. These are worthy prizes for the Vietnamese agricultural scientists, especially the scientists at the Institute of Agricultural Science for
Southern Vietnam

Story: Van Quy - Photos: Le Minh – Nguyen Luan – File

Photograph of IAS, South Vietnam


The Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam has a staff of 438 people, including over 200 graduates and post-graduates, three professors and associate professors, 31 doctors and 49 with masters degrees of science. The institute has 11 research departments and 9 centres for applied research. The Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam
Address: 121 Nguyen BinhKhiem, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
 
 
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NEFIT Trade Delegation to P.R. China to Participate in the Dialogue on South Asia (Pan-Asia)
Production Capacity Cooperation

Tentative Itinerary for Indian Trade Delegation to attend, 2018 Chengdu
Dialogue on South Asia (Pan-Asia) Production Capacity Cooperation
from (14th - 22nd September)


Day 1
(14th Sep’18)
Arrival Chengdu at 0935 AM (CST). Check into hotel and afternoon goes for local half day sightseeing. Overnight stay at Marriott Hotel Financial Centre Chengdu.
Day 2
(15th Sep’18)
Breakfast at hotel, visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center and Kuan-Zhai Alley Tour. Lunch is at a Chinese restaurant where you can learn about the Sichuan-style dishes. After lunch you will go to Chengdu People's Park, and then proceed to Kuan-Zhai Lane (or Wide and Narrow Alley) is the day's last destination. Overnight stay in Hotel Financial Centre Chengdu.
Day 3
(16th Sep’18)
Breakfast at the hotel. 9.30 AM (CST) Visit to Trade Centre By Deluxe A/C Bus, At 10.30 AM (CST) Registration for Chengdu Dialogue on South Asia (Pan Asia) Production, 12.00 Noon (CST) Lunch, 14.00 PM (CST) Chengdu City Tour, 18.00 PM (CST)Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Financial Centre Chengdu.
Day 4
(17th Sep’18)
Breakfast at Hotel, 9.30 AM (CST) Visit to Trade Centre By Deluxe A/C Bus, 10.00 AM (CST) Attend the meeting Chengdu Dialogue on South Asia (Pan Asia) Production. Whole day at Meeting, 18.00 PM (CST) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. Marriott Hotel Financial Centre Chengdu.
Day 5
(18th Sep’18)
Breakfast at Hotel, 9.30 AM (CST) Visit to Trade Centre By Deluxe A/C Bus, 10.00 AM (CST) Attend the meeting Chengdu Dialogue on South Asia (Pan Asia) Production. Whole day at Meeting, 18.00 PM (CST) Dinner and overnight stay at Jin Yun Hotel Chengdu.
Day 6
(19th Sep’18)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel. Free for shopping. At 17.00 PM (CST) Dinner and Processed to Chengdu Airport, P.R. China

N.B. ******* the Itinerary is purely tentative subject to be modified without prior notification

Tentative Flight Itinerary Details
Carrier Flight Date Day From To Dep. Arr. Arr. Date
MU-China Eastern Airlines 556 14-Sep Sat Kolkata (India) Kunming (PR China) 0035 0530 14-Sep
MU-China Eastern Airlines 5841 14-Sep Sat Kunming (PR China) Chengdu (PR China) 0805 0935 14-Sep
MU-China Eastern Airlines 5848 19-Sep Sat Chengdu (PR China) Kunming (PR China) 1805 1940 19-Sep
MU-China Eastern Airlines 555 19-Sep Sat Kunming (PR China) Kolkata (India) 2335 2350 19-Sep

 
 
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Tentative Itinerary for NEFIT Trade and Economic Delegation 2018

From 16th June to 23rd June, 2018

Day 1 (16 th June 18)
Saturday
Arrival at Kolkata International Airport by convenient Domestic Flight to Catch MU 556
Day 2 (17 thJun’18) 00.35 AM (IST) Departure From Kolkata to Kunming by Flight (MU556) 
Sunday 05.30 AM (CST) Arrival Kunming International Airport
08.05 AM (CST) Departure From Kunming International Airport to Baoshan by Flight (MU5981)
09:10 AM (CST) Arrival At Baoshan
10.00 AM (CST) Arrival and Check in at hotel Landu at Baoshan. P R China
12.00 NOON (CST) Lunch and rest
1500 PM (CST) Interactive discussion with Baoshan Municipality Leaders, Trade bodies and members of
Translator’s Association of Baoshan with members of the NEFIT Trade and Economic Delegation 2018
18.00 PM (CST) Followed by welcome banquet hosted at the Landu Hotel
Night Halt at Hotel Landu, Baoshan,
Day 3 (18 th Jun’18) 08.30 AM (CST) Breakfast at Hotel Landu
Monday 09.30 AM (CST) Start to visit Yiwu International Trade City By Bus
10.00 AM (CST) Present at the 12 th China-Baoshan Southern Silk Road Trade and Tourism Festival & 2018
Flower Festival
14.00 AM (CST) After lunch Baoshan City tour/Local Markets/Super markets/Malls visit
18.00 PM (CST) Dinner at outside restaurant and overnight stay at Baoshan
Day 4 (19 th Jun’18 ) 8.30 AM (CST) Breakfast at Hotel
Tuesday 9.30 AM (CST) Visit to Baoshan University under supervision of International Exchange and cooperation office
of Baoshan University (to be confirm by FAO, Baoshan Municipality)
12.00 NOON (CST) Lunch at city restaurant.
13.00 PM (CST) Visit the Baoshan Trade and Industrial Park in the Luhua Energy Technology, Silk Industry,
Tea Industry etc . (to be confirmed by FAO, Baoshan Municipality)
18.00 PM (CST) Dinner at outside city restaurant and overnight stay at Baoshan
Day 5 (20 th Jun’18) 08.00 AM (CST) Breakfast
Wednesday 09.30 AM (CST) Check out from Hotel and Processed to Tengchong By Deluxe A/C Bus
11.00 AM (CST) Visit Asia's longest and highest suspension Longjiang Grand Bridge (connecting the cities of
Baoshan and Tengchong)
12.30 PM Noon (CST) Lunch
13.00 PM (CST) visit to Heshun Ancient Town 15.00 Check in at hotel stay hotel Feng Sheng Zhong Zhou at
Tengchong.
18.00 PM (CST) Dinner at outside city restaurant and overnight Tengchong  
Day 6 (21 st Jun’’18) 8. AM (CST) Breakfast
Thursday 9.00 AM (CST) After breakfast visit to Visit Houqiao Port (Introduction given by local guide on Sino-Myanmar
land port trading)
12.00 Noon (CST) Lunch
13.00 PM (CST) Visit WWII War Museum (the National Cemetery, the Laifeng Hills Park.)
18.00 PM (CST) Dinner and Overnight stay at Tengchong
Day 7 (22 nd Jun’18) 6.00 AM (CST) Breakfast and check out from Hotel
Friday 6.30 AM (CST) Processed to Tengchong Airport
9.25 AM (CST) Departure from Tengchong by flight (MU-China Eastern Airlines-5809)
10.25 PM (CST) Arrival at Kunming International Airport
12.00 Noon (CST) Arrival and Check in the Enjoying International Hotel / Three Leaves Hotel at Kunming.
12.30 PM (CST) Lunch
13.30 PM (CST) Visit to Yunnan Natural Rubber Investment Co. Ltd. An introduction to YSFA on the way
(Meeting with YSFA Officials)
18.00 PM (CST) Dinner and overnight stay at Kunming
Day 8 (23 rd Jun’18) 8. AM (CST) Breakfast
Saturday 9.00 AM (CST) After breakfast Kunming City Tour
12.00 Noon (CST) Lunch
13.00 PM (CST) 9.00 AM (CST) , visit the Wanda Square for Shopping
18.00 PM (CST) Dinner
19.00 PM (CST) Processed to Kunming Airport
23: 35 PM (CST) Leave from Kunming for Kolkata by flight (MU-555)
23.50 PM (IST) Arrival to Kolkata
 
TOUR END

N.B ******* the Itinerary is purely tentative subject to be modified or change without prior notification

Go-NE Holidays
Itinerary Details
Carrier Flight Date Day From To Dep Arr Arr. Date
MU-China Eastern Airlines 556 17-Jun Sun Kolkata (India) Kunming (PR China) 0035 0530 17-Jun
MU-China Eastern Airlines 5981 17-Jun Sun Kunming (PR China) Baoshan (PR China) 0805 0910 17-Jun
MU-China Eastern Airlines 5809 22-Jun Fri Tengchong (PR China) Kunming (PR China) 0940 1040 22-Jun
MU-China Eastern Airlines 555 23-Jun Sat Kunming (PR China) Kolkata (India) 2335 2350 23-Jun

 

 
 
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INDIA ASEAN Road Show Cum FRIENDSHIP CAR RALLY 2018

In connection with the Global Investors Summit 2018 at Guwahati

For promotion of Trade, Road Show, Investment, Tourism & Historical Linkage between

India- Myanmar-Thailand-Laos

From 11th January to 2nd February, 2018



INDIA-ASEAN ROAD SHOW CUM FRIENDSHIP CAR RALLY 2018
Tentative Itinerary

Date Days Departure Destination Distance Hrs. Country
11/1/2018 1 Guwahati Briefing / Opening Ceremony     India
12/1/2018 2 Guwahati Kohima 356 Km 10 Hrs. India
13/01/2018 3 Kohima Imphal 137 Km 7 Hrs. India
14/01/2018 4 Imphal Kalemyo 243 Km 9 Hrs. Myanmar
15/01/2018 5 Kalemyo Mandalay 365 Km 10 Hrs. Myanmar
16/01/2018 6 Mandalay Kyaiktiyo 630 km 11 Hrs. Myanmar
17/01/2018 7 Kyaiktiyo Tak 390 km 9 Hrs. Thailand
18/01/2018 8 Tak Dansai 290 km 9 hrs. Thailand
19/01/2018 9 Dansai Vientiane 350 Km 10 Hrs. Lao PDR
20/01/2018 10 Vientiane Sightseeing/Road Show Free Day   Lao PDR
21/01/2018 11 Vientiane Khon Kaen 200 km 7 Hrs. Thailand
22/01/2018 12 Khon Kaen Bangkok 450 Km 9 Hrs. Thailand
23/01/2018 13 Bangkok Car Servicing / Pattya Day Trip Free Day   Thailand
24/01/2018 14 Bangkok 2nd Leg / Road Show Free Day   Thailand
25/01/2018 15 Bangkok Measot 480 Km 8 hrs. Thailand
26/01/2018 16 Measot Yangon 450 Km 12 Hrs. Myanmar
27/01/2018 17 Yangon Sightseeing Free Day   Myanmar
28/01/2018 18 Yangon Bagan 630 Km 12 Hrs. Myanmar
29/01/2018 19 Bagan Sight seeing/Mandalay 179 Km 5 Hrs. Myanmar
30/01/2018 20 Mandalay Kalemyo 365 Km 9 Hrs. Myanmar
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1/2/2018 22 Imphal Kaziranga 365 Km 10 Hrs. India
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South & Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair
From 12-18 June, 2017 at Kunming, P.R. China

Dear All,

Greetings from North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT). At the very outset, we would like to introduce ourselves as the nodal trade body for the Exporters and Importers of the North East Region of India. The North East Federation of International Trade (NEFIT) provides content, direction and thrust to North East India’s gradually expanding international trade especially with neighbouring counties of Bangladesh, Myanmar and China (BCIM Countries) and we also assist and support our members to expand their global reach and accessibility to the International market. Besides we also organize workshops and seminars on Export/Import and participate in International trade fairs.

We have received an Invitation letter from Mr. Yang Jun, Mayor, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China to participate in the South & Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair from 12-18 June, 2017 at Kunming, P.R. China.

It is our pleasure to inform you that considering the social, tourism & cultural affinity between North East India, and PR China, the goodwill created so far by the Government and private individuals needs to be supplemented by long-term trade and commerce commensurate with India’s “Act East” policy. While North East India and China have taken significant strides in building bridges in the field of Trade and Commerce over the years, India’s excellent political relations to provide a fertile ground for growth of economic ties.

To highlight the vast investment opportunities available in the North East, to project North East India as the Gateway to the vibrant markets of South East Asia and to prepare the region to the high business prospects once the Stillwell Road is commissioned, the North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT) is organizing a high-level business delegation to china during June 12-18, 2017, with the support of Consulate General of India, Guangzhou and Mayor of Baoshan City, Yunnan Province, PR China.

We do believe that that the South & Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair will provide you the appropriate platform to discuss your projects with your counterparts in various sectors of interest and help to develop your business plans to a large extent. I am glad to inform you that the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou suggested us to invite large numbers of NE entrepreneurs to participate at the EXPO/fairs with their best design/quality products. Also they suggested during their stay in China there is great opportunity of interaction in different fields; so that they can develop a contacts for sustain exchange of info and goods of the following sectors:-

Agro – Industries & Equipments Tourism
Floriculture Bamboo Sectors
Food Processing Handicraft
Tea Handloom

A tentative programme along with tentative budget for the delegates is attached. Therefore we request you to kindly consider participatingin thisimportant Delegation and nominate your colleagues and your members. For further information and assistance, may kindly call NEFIT General Secretary Mr. Mrinal Hatkhowa @ +91-98540-79997 / +91-70026-01901 , nefit01@gmail.com,mrinalhatkhowa@gmail.comwww.nefitindia.com.

With Best Regards

Yours sincerely,

(R.C.Agrawal)
President, NEFIT

Exhibition Introduction

The 2017 South & Southeast Asia commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF) is co-organised by China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) as well as China-South Asia Expo and Kunming Import & Export Fair Secretariat.

With the theme of “Creating New Opportunities for New Development” the SSACEIF aims at showcasing commodities from South & Southeast Asian countries, promoting cooperation between China and South & Southeast Asia countries and beyond, in a bid to serve as an important platform for multilateral diplomacy, economic cooperation and cultural exchanges. Through facilitating policy communications, infrastructure connectivity, trade flows, capital circulation and people-to-people exchanges, the event is committed to enhancing shared vision and development of countries and regions engaged in the Belt and Road initiative.

By virtue of Yunnan’s role as China’s South-western gateway and its advantageous geographic location where the China economic circle, Southeast Asian economic circle and South Asian economic circle converge the SSACEIF will boost the flow of goods, capital, human resources, technologies, information and more between China, South & Southeast Asia and beyond. In-depth integration of these elements between markets, industries and projects will translate economic complementarily into the driving force of development and bring about mutual benefit win-win cooperation and shared development in more fields and on higher levels.

Venue Details

Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Kunming, PR China

Located by the beautiful Dianchi Lake, Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Center has 23 modern exhibition halls with a total indoor and outdoor exhibition area of 4,00,000 sqft. 1,00,000 meeting area, including meeting rooms, banquet halls, multi-function halls, conference rooms and VIP rooms, can accommodate conference, exhibitions and functions of various type and sizes.

Kunming

Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. It is a prefecture-level city and the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. The city is also home to several universities, museums, galleries and other important economic, cultural, and educational institutions, apart from having the only International Airport in this region with direct flight connectivity with Kolkota(INDIA). The headquarters of many large businesses houses of Yunnan province are located in Kunming.

Kunming is a significant horticultural centre in China, providing products such as grain, wheat, horsebeans, corn, potato and fruit such as peaches, apples, oranges, grapes and chestnuts. Kunming is world-famous for its flowers and flower-growing exports. More than 400 types of flowers are commonly grown in Kunming. The "Garden of the World Horticultural Exposition", located in the northern suburbs of Kunming, is a major attraction. In the garden, visitors can see gardening and horticultural works from all over China and East Asia. All the horticultural works in the garden concentrate on the theme of "Man and Nature", with pavilions, towers, terraces, banks, islets and bridges.

BAOSHAN

Baoshan is located in the western part of the Yunnan Province of China close to the Myanmar border. It is the gateway of China’s opening up to South Asia in general and India in particular. Baoshan is the first major city of China on the Old Stillwell Road from Ledo(INDIA) to Kunming(CHINA) which in the ancient times was also known as the Southern Silk Route. This unique geographical location has made Baoshan an important traffic hub connecting the eight counties and prefectures of western Yunnan, and a key point on the over land trade corridor to India via Myanmar. Baoshan has been designated by the Yunnan Provincial Government to be the centre of the border economic zone of western Yunnan for trade with South Asian and ASEAN Nations.

In terms of bird-fly distance Baoshan is the closest Chinese city to the North East India and the road distance between Houqiao Port in Baoshan and Ledo in Assam is just 602 km.The economic growth potential of Baoshan is very similar to the city of Guwahati in Assam. Both these cities are well connected by road and air, has good infrastructure, emerging industrial parks, skilled human resources and a good environment for business. A proposal for establishing sister city relationship between Baoshan and Guwahati is on the anvil.

OPPORTUNITIES

China has a big market and its massive population keeps up the demand especially in the food sector, where Agro-Horti and meat products from North East can get a big market.Even Assam CTC tea, agriculture products has a good potential of making a breakthrough in the Chinese market through Kunming &Baoshan.
As food is mostly perishable commodity, North East India has an in-built advantage of being in the close proximity to the Chinese border. Refrigerated van plying through the land route via Myanmar can deliver food items to China in the shortest possible time.
There is a big demand for raw cotton and cotton yarn in the Yunnan Province itself which the exporters of North East India can take advantage by procuring cotton from mainland India and exporting it to China from Both East through the land route.
Indian art and handicraft items are in great demand in China. North East India has a big verity of handicraft items which can be exported to China. Handloom products from North East India can also tap the market in China provided they categorise themselves as work of art and not just plain fabric.
China and especially Kunming &Baoshan has a big demand for professionals who can speak good English especially in the hospitality and education sector and North East India is a treasure trove of people who can speak good English. Starting from student and teacher exchange programs to working in the hospitality and the education sector in China, North East India has a opportunity lying ahead.

Apart from International Trade there is another important thing that North East India can tap in Kunming &Baoshan - Investment. Many Chinese businessmen in Kunming &Baoshan are ready to invest in Assam through joint venture initiatives provided they get a good project and reliable partner in Assam. The sectors of potential investments can range from agriculture, energy, automobiles, construction, plastic manufacturing and many more.

Tentative Itinerary

From June 10 to 19, 2017

Day 1 ( 10 June ) From Guwahati to Kolkata by Flight / From Kolkata to Kunming (P.R. China) by Flight
Day 2 ( 11 June) Arrival at Kunming  
Day 3 ( 12 June) Kunming
Day 4 ( 13 June) Kunming
Day 5 ( 14 June) Kunming
Day 6 ( 15 June ) Depart to Boashan by Flight
Day 7 ( 16 June) Boashan
Day 8 (17 June) Depart to Tengchong by land route & visit Houqiao port
Day 9 (18 June) Departure from Tengchong to Kunming by Flight Departure from Kunming to Kolkata by Flight
Day 10 (19 June) Departure from Kolkata to Guwahti by Flight

The participants are requested to submit the Valid Passport with 6 months minimum Validity along with Demand Draft / NEFT / RTGS in favour of North East Federation on International Tradeon or before 10th May 2017.

Co-ordinator (INDIA)

Mr. MrinalHatkhowa
General Secretary
North East Federation on International Trade
NeerajKunj, SaraswatiVihar, Near NRL Petrol Pump, Zoo Road,
Guwahati-7810005, Assam (India).
Cell : +91-98540-79997, Telefax: - 0361-2200663
Email: mrinalhatkhowa@gmail.com / nefit01@gmail.com
Website: www.nefitindia.com

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ZED Awareness Program Schedule

S. No Type of Program Date Location State Organizing Partner Program Venue Program Time Program Faculty Status of
Program
Status of
Approval
Program Coordinator (Mobile App) No. of
Expected Participants

1,

ZED Awareness Program 04/03/17 Guwahati Kamrup (M) Assam NEFIT Hotel Gateway Grandeure 4.30 PM
To 7.30
PM
Dr. R.K.
Gogoi
Scheduled 9435149177 45
2. ZED Awareness Program 06/03/17 Dimapur Nagaland NEFIT NIDC HALL 11 AM
To 2 PM
Dr. R.K.
Gogoi
Scheduled 9435149177 45
3. ZED Awareness Program 07/03/17 Imphal Manipur NEFIT Hotel Imphal 1 PM To
4 PM
Dr. R.K.
Gogoi
Scheduled 9435149177 45
4. ZED Awareness Program 08/03/17 Churachandpur Manipur NEFIT Conference Hall D C
Court
11 AM
To 2 PM
Dr. R.K.
Gogoi
Scheduled 9435149177 45
5. ZED Awareness Program 09/03/17 Moreh Manipur NEFIT Moreh Trade
Centre
3PM To
6PM
Dr. R.K.
Gogoi
Scheduled 9435149177 45
 
 
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Awareness Programme on Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme as per the 2016
Ministry of MSME Guideline

With reference to subject cited above, We would like to inform you that the National Board of Quality Control (NBQC), Quality Council of India, (QCI) Govt. of India, New Delhi in association with our North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT), is organizing an awareness programme on ZED Certification Scheme as per the 2016 Ministry of MSME Guidelines on the 23rd January 2017 at Guwahati & 24th January 2017 at Nongpoh , Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya only for The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

You are therefore requested to send your confirmation early as possible as because Quality Council of India (QCI) has restricted no of participants to only 45. You are also requested to kindly bring along with your i) Voter’s ID Card ii) Pan Card / Driving License / Aadhaar Card whichever is available.

Date: 23rd January, 2017
Venue: Hotel Gateway Grandeur, GS Road, Guwahati
Time: 3 P. M to 6 P.M
(Followed by Hyphy)
Date: 24th January, 2017
Venue: Sajer Community Hall, Nongpoh Ri-Bhoi
Time: 11 A. M to 2.30 P.M
(Followed by Lunch)

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With Regards

R.C. Agrawal
President, NEFIT

 
 
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A program under National Quality Campaign in collaboration with North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT)

Practical Risk Assessment based on ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System

Date: 23rd June, 2016
Aizwal Club, Aizwal, Mizoram

One-day Training Program on “Practical Risk Assessment based on ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System"
Program Structure, Aizwal
 
     
 


INDIA - MYANMAR-THAILAND FRIENDSHIP CAR RALLY
from May 22 - June 9, 2016

(Trans - Border Expedition for Promotion of Goodwill and Friendship, Tourism & Trade)

Global analysts have predicted the present century to India, China and the South East Asian nations. Greater and closer co-operation amongst them will bring rapid economic growth that will bring highly positive changes in the standard of living of the people of these nations. Together they will be able to place themselves as a formidable economic block. The key objective of regional co-operation in trade is to achieve more rapid growth through improvement in transport and logistics. Regional co-operation amongst these geographically contiguous countries will facilitate trade by fruitfully mobilizing local resources. However, the moot issue is to travel smooth and safe, trouble-free transport of goods, hassle free visa and travel documents and other facilities.

With a view to addressing these issues, North East Federation on International Trade (NEFT), a regional trade body of Exporters and Importers of NE India, accredited by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India, and also an authorized agency that can issue “Certificate of Origin”, a document required for export-import purposes, proposes to organize the “India – Myanmar – Thailand Friendship Car Rally ” on the Asian Highway nos. 1&2 (AH-1 & AH-2 and the Tri-lateral Highways that connect Guwahati in North East India to Bangkok in Thailand through Myanmar. 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 “Look 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 ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 that will make ASEAN boundaries adjacent to India.

Moving along with the India’s “Look East Policy”, it is our high hope to break the mental and psychological allergy towards North East India and to transform it to a part of International trade by land connectivity via Indo-Myanmar Corridor linking South East Asia and East Asia with the West Asia. This is prime reason of organizing the India - Myanmar - Thailand Car Rally.

This is also a serious attempt to explore road transport by ferrying businessmen, traders, economists and government officials of the participating countries to practical study of physical connectivity by road, transport and transit facilities, border management, soft infrastructures, land customs stations, banking facilities, border management, immigration checkpoints and other facilities ahead of the emergence of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.

EVENT THEME:

“MAPPING CONNECTIVITY OF NORTH EAST INDIA, MYANMAR AND THAILAND IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF BUILDING BILATERAL RELATIONS OF CULTURE, TOURISM AND TRADE”

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

The broad objectives of the event are:

» To promote direct physical connectivity by road, rail, air between North East India, Myanmar and Thailand for more Trans border Trade and investments.
» To promote and harness the true Trade potential of India through the North East with ASEAN countries and; to explore new market for produce and products of India.
» To promote more bilateral relations in the spirit of friendship and Understanding between India, Myanmar and Thailand.
» To promote Northeast India, Myanmar and Thailand as the land corridor and gateway to Southeast Asia and the Far East.
» To re-establish and strengthen the age-old historical linkages, culture and linguistic affinities of the people of the regions
» To promote the ‘Look East’ policy of the Govt. of India in the perspective of NE India with Southeast Asian countries
» To Promote and opening of more Border Trade points between North east India, Myanmar and Thailand.
» To Promote the advantages of setting up Industrial ventures in the North East with regards to its unique geo-political location and incentives offered by various state governments of North East India.
» To Promote North East India as a clean, green and an eco-friendly tourist destination for high-end as well as budget travellers.
» Also promote North East India, Myanmar and Thailand as Adventure Sports destinations.


1. Car Rally Participants & Delegates Registration Form (FORM - A)
2. Indemnity for Car Rally



For Further Contact:

Mr. Bijoy Phangcho
Working President

"Liaisons Office", Neerajkunj,
Saraswati Vihar, Near NRL Petrol Pump,
RGB Road, Guwahati-781005, Assam, India
Mobile: +91 94024 53782
Fax: +91 361 2200663
E-mail: nefitbp@mail.com
Website: www.nefitindia.com

 
 
 
     
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