Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu presents CHEMEXCIL Export Awards for the year 2016-17

Upcoming Industrial Policy expected to bring new investment and increase manufacturing GDP: Commerce Minister

Working on a single one-of-a-kind portal for all trade-related transactions: Commerce Minister

Export Councils should strategize and work as think-tanks in coming up with sectoral strategies for export promotion: Commerce Minister

We must promote India’s exports globally, using bilateral and multilateral forums such as WTO, so that we get huge market access: Shri Suresh Prabhu

Posted On: 21 APR 2018 1:05PM by PIB Mumbai
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Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu gave away the CHEMEXCIL Export Awards and Certificates of Merit for the year 2016-’17, at a glittering function organized in Mumbai today. The awards have been given in recognition of firms’ outstanding export performance. The selection of Awards and Certificates of Merit has been done, taking into consideration the consistency and growth achieved in exports during the last three years and the export figure for the year 2016-‘17. A total of 73 awardees received the honours, including two life-time achievement awards.

Congratulating the awardees, the Minister said that the awards function was as much a time of celebration as a reminder of the need to do much more. The Minister said that manufacturing of chemicals has become very difficult in most developed countries, due to the stringent conditions they have imposed on manufacturing. He said that it is time to take advantage of this situation and claim a larger share of the global market. A macro-strategy is required for this, the Minister said. He said that Export Councils should strategize and work as think-tanks in coming up with sectoral strategies for export promotion, market access and other aspects.

The Minister said that the Government has taken a huge number of initiatives in order to promote the growth of Indian industry, and chemical industry in particular. He said however, that the key role in penetrating new markets would have to be played by the industry itself, while Government would be there to provide required support.

Stating that India would become a $5 trillion economy in the next 7-8 years, the Minister said that the nation cannot then afford to be governed by the trade rules for a poor country. He said that the industry must think seriously about creating new market opportunities in this changing context. He said that the Government will help the industry implement its plan for export promotion.

Assuring the industry that the Government will sort out all issues faced by the industry, Shri Prabhu said that it is important not to get bogged down in these issues and in the process lose sight out of opportunities on the horizon.

Speaking on the Mid-term Review of Foreign Trade Policy, the Minister said that very many strategic initiatives have been taken by the Government. The Minister said that the “Trust Based Self Ratification Scheme” has been introduced to allow duty-free inputs for export production under duty exemption scheme with self-declaration. . Under this scheme, instead of getting a ratification of the Norms Committee for inputs to be used in the manufacture of export products, exporters will self-certify the requirement of duty free raw materials/ inputs and take an authorization from DGFT.

Noting that GST is a very important matter, the Minister said that the Government has met with export organizations and many issues have already been addressed. He said that outstanding issues on GST will be taken to the GST Council and properly addressed. At the same time, he exhorted industrialists to take up the issues concerning GST with states as well, since they are also represented in the GST Council. He said this will help the Government to take up the issues in a better way.

The Minister said that he wants to make a portal where all transactions related to foreign trade can happen on this single portal. He said that this one-of-a-kind portal will enable the Government to address all trade-related transactional issues in a very effective manner. He said that discussions have already been initiated with the Ministry of Finance in this regard.

Observing that India is one of the top producers of agrochemicals in the world, the Minister said that it has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers to promote exports of agrochemicals. He said that in the last few months as Minister, he has met more than 150 foreign ministers and delegates, which he noted is an unprecedentedly high number. He said that the Government is taking up with issues and promoting Indian exports into foreign countries.

The Minister said that the recent WTO Ministerial was organized excellently well, with participation of 53 countries. He said the Government is trying to ensure that WTO remains relevant, so that market access is strengthened. He said that the Government is doing extensive consultations so that there is maximum positive impact in terms of market access to India, when Foreign Trade Agreements are formulated.

Speaking of his meeting with the Chinese Commerce Minister, Shri Prabhu said that China has committed to help India in tackling regulatory, market access and supply chain issues. He said that the domestic industry should now pursue with Chinese industry on these matters. He also spoke of reaching out to other East Asian countries, as well as Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Minister said that we must promote India’s exports globally, using bilateral and multilateral forums such as WTO, so that we get huge market access.

He said the Government is working towards this, as reflected in its strategies and actions. He noted that the Government is working on export promotion, administrative changes, regulatory and financial infrastructure in a big way. He exhorted the industry to work as partners with the Government in boosting exports, thereby helping the nation grow faster. He hoped that the children of first-generation entrepreneurs will be first-generation thinkers in terms of taking the industry and the nation to a new level. He highlighted the importance of R&D, especially in a scenario where environmental concerns will become more and more important in the times to come.

He said that the new Industrial Policy is in the stage of inter-Ministerial consultation and is hoped to be approved by the Cabinet very soon. He said this will also result in new investment coming into the industrial sector and improving the contribution of manufacturing to GDP in a big way.

Addressing the audience, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Shri Shyamal Misra said that the chemical industry is a very vital sector in the Indian economy. Noting that Indian Chemical industry is 3rd in Asia & 6th worldwide in value terms, he said that it has the potential to be in top 2 or top 3 worldwide. He said that the Government is coming out with various schemes and projects to remove problems faced by exporters. He said there is a special emphasis on agrochemicals and specialty chemicals. He recalled that the impressive growth of Indian chemical exports in the period from April 2017 to February 2018 should be used by the industry as a springboard for even better performance the next year.

Chairman, CHEMEXCIL, Mr. Satish Wagh, said that the selection of Awards and Certificates of Merit has been done taking into consideration the consistency and growth achieved in exports during the last three years and the export figure of the year 2016-17. He said that the supportive policy initiatives of the Government encouraged our star exporters to increase their share in the world market. He said that in 2016-17, Exports of CHEMEXCIL was USD 12.15 billion, an increase of 4% in value terms over previous year exports of USD 11.68 billion.

ABOUT CHEMICAL SECTOR IN INDIA

India is the third largest producer of agro chemicals globally. Specialty chemicals market has been growing at 14% over the last five years due to domestic consumption and the market size is expected to touch USD 70 billion by 2020. India produces around 16% of the world’s dyestuff and dye intermediates, particularly reactive acid and direct dyes. India exports around 50% of its agro-chemicals production.

The chemical industry is one of the earliest domestic industries in India, contributing considerably to both the industrial as well as economic growth of the country.  The industry presently produces around 80,000 commercial products, which range from toiletries and cosmetics, to plastics and pesticides. It is a capital intensive industry which employs around 2 Million People in India. The industry is primarily located in the western and southern regions of India, with approximately half of the industry concentrated in Gujarat. Other significant areas of production exist in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.

The Make in India initiative is expected to foster growth in Indian chemical industry by enabling duty rationalization for feedstock, improving infrastructure and R&D & skill development along with ease of regulation for setting up "Reverse SEZs" and tax incentives for R&D investments. To improve trade a “Trust based Self Ratification Scheme” has been   introduced in Mid-Term review of FTP 2015-20 to allow duty free inputs for export production under duty exemption scheme with a self-declaration.  Under this scheme, instead of getting a ratification of the Norms Committee for inputs to be used in the manufacture of export products, exporters will self-certify the requirement of duty free raw materials/ inputs and take an authorization from DGFT.

As a part of trade facilitation, CBEC has come out with guidelines for revised AEO scheme to provide further benefits to the entities who have demonstrated strong internal control system and willingness to comply with the laws administered by the Central Board of Excise and Customs.  Further,   e-SANCHIT for online submission for documents under B/E will reduce transaction costs.  This is was in continuation to SWIFT (Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade) which has been launched which enables importers or exporters to file a common integrated declaration, instead of 9 forms across 6 agencies. All these steps are in line with ease of doing business measures and save transaction costs.

CHEMEXCIL LIST OF AWARDEES 2016-17

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (2)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE PERSON

NAME OF THE COMPANY

YEAR

AWARD

1

 

 

SHRI ASHWIN CHAMPRAJ SHROFF, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR

EXCEL INDUSTRIES LTD

 

 

2016-17

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2

 

 

MR. JAYANTI PATEL

CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

MEGHMANI ORGANICS LIMITED

 

 

2016-17

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

TRISHUL AWARD (11)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE COMPANY

CATEGORY

PANEL

YEAR

AWARD

1

NEELIKON FOOD DYES AND CHEMICALS LTD.

LSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Trishul

2

VAP CHEM 

SSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Trishul

3

AARTI INDUSTRIES LIMITED  

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Trishul

4

AKSHARCHEM (INDIA) LIMITED  

SSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Trishul

5

PI INDUSTRIES LTD.

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Trishul

6

UPL LTD    

LSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Trishul

7

INDO AMINES LIMITED   

SSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Trishul

8

GODREJ INDUSTRIES LTD.

LSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Trishul

9

K.V.AROMATICS PVT LTD.

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Trishul

10

GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD.

LSM-IV

SPECIALITY CHEMICALS & CASTOR OIL

2016-2017

Trishul

11

PON PURE CHEMICAL INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

Trishul

 

 

 

GOLD AWARD (12)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE COMPANY

CATEGORY

PANEL

YEAR

AWARD

1

JAYSYNTH DYESTUFF (INDIA) LTD

LSM-I 

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Gold

2

MAHICKRA CHEMICALS LIMITED

SSM-1

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Gold

3

MEGHMANI ORGANICS LIMITED

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Gold

4

ARIES COLORCHEM PVT LTD.

SSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Gold

5

GHARDA CHEMICALS LIMITED

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Gold

6

RAJ PETRO SPECIALITES PVT LTD

SSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Gold

7

JUBILANT LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED   

LSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Gold

8

GSP CROP SCIENCE PVT LTD.

SSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Gold

9

KANCOR INGREDIENTS LTD

LSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Gold

10

SFP SONS (INDIA) PVT LTD.

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Gold

11

GIRNAR INDUSTRIES   

SSM-IV

SPECIALITY CHEMICALS & CASTOR OIL

2016-2017

Gold

12

AMAR IMPEX

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

Gold

 

FIRST AWARD (11)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE COMPANY

CATEGORY

PANEL

YEAR

AWARD

1

MULTI ORGANICS PVT LTD.

LSM-I 

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

First

2

PARAGON INDUSTRIES  

SSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

First

3

LONSEN KIRI CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES LTD

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

First

4

INDIA GLYCOLS LTD

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

First

5

CHEMSPEC CHEMICALS PVT LTD. 

SSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

First

6

HERANBA INDUSTRIES LIMITED

LSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

First

7

BHARAT INSECTICIDES LIMITED 

SSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

First

8

HINDUSTAN MINT AND AGRO PRODUTS PVT LTD

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

First

9

ORIFLAME INDIA PVT LTD 

LSM+ME-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

First

10

VASU HEALTHCARE PVT LTD  

SSM+ME-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

First

11

KEVIN (INDIA) CO

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

First

 

 

 

SECOND AWARD (9)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE COMPANY

CATEGORY

PANEL

YEAR

AWARD

1

PARAMOUNT MINERALS & CHEMICALS LIMITED

LSM-I 

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Second

2

BHAVIN INDUSTRIES

SSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Second

3

INDUSTRIAL SOLVENTS & CHEMICALS PVT LTD.

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Second

4

RALLIS INDIA LIMITED  

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Second

5

AMI  ORGANICS PVT LTD

SSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Second

6

KEVA FRAGRANCES PVT LTD       

LSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Second

7

CHEMISOL INDIA PVT LTD

SSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Second

8

ARORA AROMATICS PVT LTD 

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Second

9

APAN IMEX PVT LIMITED      

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

Second

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT (19)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE COMPANY

CATEGORY

PANEL

YEAR

AWARD

1

SUDEEP INDUSTRIES

SSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

2

AMI PHTHALO PIGMENTS

SSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

3

GANESH POLYCHEM LIMITED 

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

4

RATHI DYE CHEM (P) LTD.

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

5

AVANI DYE CHEM INDUSTRIES

SSM + ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

6

ALCHEMIE LABORATORIES

SSM + ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

7

HPL ADDITIVES LIMITED    

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

8

SRF LIMITED  

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

9

LAXMI AGRO INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANTS & EXPORTERS LTD.

SSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

10

INTEC ORGANICS LTD

SSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

11

BHARAT RASAYAN LIMITED   

LSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

12

SAMI LABS LIMITED

LSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

13

SALTS AND CHEMICALS PVT LTD.

SSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

14

KARNATAKA SOAPS & DETERGENTS LIMITED   

LSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

15

ULTRAMARINE & PIGMENTS LTD. 

LSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

16

PYARY PRODUCTS

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

17

SONAROME PRIVATE LTD      

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

18

NOVA INTERNATIONAL

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

19

R.A.DYESTUFFS (INDIA) PVT LTD.

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

Certificate of Merit

 

 

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCY (11)

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE COMPANY

CATEGORY

PANEL

YEAR

AWARD

1

SUBHASRI PIGMENTS PVT. LTD.

SSM-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

2

BODAL CHEMICALS LTD

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

3

ASAHI SONGWON COLORS LIMITED

LSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

4

MALLAK SPECIALTIES PVT LTD.

SSM+ME-I

DYES & DYE INTERMEDIATES

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

5

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED

LSM-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

6

PALVI POWER TECH SALES PVT LTD

SSM+ME-II

BASIC CHEMICALS ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS INCL AGRO CHEMICALS

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

7

VVF (INDIA) LTD.

LSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

8

HERBOCHEM INDUSTRIES

SSM-III

COSMETICS & TOILETRIES

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

9

JAYANT AGRO-ORGANICS LIMITED

 

LSM-IV

SPECIALITY CHEMICALS & CASTOR OIL

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

10

IHSEDU AGROCHEM PVT LTD

LSM-IV

SPECIALITY CHEMICALS & CASTOR OIL

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

11

PRAKASH CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD

MERCHANT EXPORTER

 

2016-2017

Award of Excellency

 

 

 

 

Summary of Awards 2016-2017

Name of the Award

No. of Awards

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2

 

TRISHUL AWARD

11

GOLD AWARD

12

FIRST  AWARD

11

SECOND AWARD

9

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

19

AWARD OF EXCELLENCY

11

 

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