1 In consonance with Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision of Doubling Farmer's Income , Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister of commerce and Industry has taken the initiative to come up with an Agriculture Export Policy in larger interest of farmers and agriculture exports. The Ministry of commerce & Industry has come up with a draft Agriculture Export Policy . which is aimed at doubling the agricultural exports and integrate Indian farmers and agricultural products to the global value chain. Preliminary meeting with stakeholders was conducted to obtain their feedback on the proposed policy.
2 Based on the preliminary inputs a draft policy document is prepared. The draft Agriculture Export Policy is put up in the public domain in order to seek wider consultation and feedback/suggestions from the stakeholders so as to provide the final shape to the Policy. The suggestions may be forwarded in the following mail ids by 5th April, 2018: 1. 2. Draft Agriculture Export Policy Department of commerce Ministry of commerce and Industry Government of India Contents 1. Introduction 2. Agriculture Export Policy: Objective and Vision 3.
3 Current Agri Trade Scenario 4. Elements of the Agri-export Policy Framework 5. Strategic Recommendations Policy Measures Stable Trade Policy Regime Reforms in APMC Act and streamlining of Mandi fee Liberalising Land Leasing norms Infrastructure and Logistics Boost Whole Government Approach to boost exports Greater involvement of State Governments in Agri Exports Identification of a nodal State Department / Agency for promotion of agriculture export Inclusion on agricultural exports in the State Export Policy Infrastructure and Logistics to facilitate agricultural exports Institutional Mechanism at
4 State level and cluster level to support exports 6. Operational Recommendations Focus on Clusters Promoting Value added exports Product development for indigenous commodities and value addition Promote Value added Organic exports Promotion of R&D activities for new product Development for the upcoming markets Marketing and promotion of Produce of India . Infrastructure and Logistics to support agricultural exports Ease of Doing Business (EODB) & Digitization Developing Sea Protocol Establishment of Strong Quality Regimen Establish and maintain single supply chain and standards for domestic and export market.
5 SPS and TBT Response Mechanism Conformity Assessment Self sufficiency and export oriented production Research and Development Miscellaneous A - Creation of Agri-start-up fund Conclusion Abbreviations AEP Agriculture Export Policy AEZ - Agri Export Zones APEDA - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority APMC - Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate CIB - Central Insecticide Board CNSL - Cashew Nut Shell Liquid CPC - Centre for Perishable Cargo CSIR - Council of Scientific & Industrial Research DAC&FW - Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare DAHDF - Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Deptt.
6 - Department DGFT - Directorate General of Foreign Trade EIC Export Inspection Council E-NAM Electronic National Agriculture Market EU - European Union FAMA - Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority FDI - Foreign direct investment FIEO - Federation of Indian Export Organizations FOB - Free on Board FOREX Foreign Exchange FPO - Farmer Producer Organizations FSSAI- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India FSVPS - Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor). FTA Free Trade Agreement GAP - Good Agricultural Practices GDP - Gross Domestic Product GI - Geographical Indication GoI Government of India GST - Goods and Services Tax HPMC - Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation Ltd.
7 IBEF - India Brand Equity Foundation ICAR - Indian Council of Agricultural Research ICD/CFS - Inland Container Depots / Container Freight Stations IP - Intellectual property IQF - Individual Quick Freezing IT Information Technology MEP - Minimum Export Price MIDH - Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture MoA Ministry of Agriculture MoC - Ministry of commerce and Industries MoFPI - Ministry of Food Processing Industries MPEDA - Marine Products Exports Development Authority MRL - Maximum Residue Limit MSME - Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises NABL - National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories NPOP - National Programme on Organic Production NPPO - National Plant Protection Organization NSSO - National Sample Survey Office NTB - Non-Tariff Barriers PPP-IAD - Public-Private Partnership for.
8 Integrated Agriculture Development R&D Research and Development RMP - Residue Monitoring Plan SEZ - Special Economic Zones SHEFEXIL - Shellac & Forest Products Export Promotion Council SHG Self Help Group SPS - Sanitary and phytosanitary measures TBT - Technical Barriers to Trade TIES - Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme UAE - United Arab Emirates US United States of America US FDA - United States Food and Drug Administration USDA - United States Department of Agriculture WTO - World Trade Organization Draft Agriculture Export Policy Introduction India, with a large and diverse agriculture, is among the world's leading producer of cereals, milk, sugar, fruits and vegetables, spices and seafood products.
9 Indian agriculture continues to be the backbone of our society and it provides livelihood to nearly 58 per cent of our population. India is supporting per cent of world's population with merely per cent of world's land and 4 per cent water resources. Hence, continuous innovation and efforts towards productivity, pre &post-harvest management, processing and value-addition, use of technology and infrastructure creation is an imperative for Indian agriculture. Various studies on fresh fruits and vegetables, fisheries in India have indicated a loss percentage ranging from about 8% to 18% on account of poor post-harvest management, absence of cold chain and processing facilities.
10 Therefore, agro processing and agricultural exports are a key area for us and it is a matter of satisfaction that India's role in global export of agricultural products is steadily increasing. India is currently ranked ninth amongst the major exporters globally as per WTO trade data for 2015. India's share in global exports of agriculture products has increased from 1% a few years ago, to % in 2016. 2. Agriculture Export Policy: Objective and Vision A dynamic nation of billion consumers with rising discretionary incomes, changing food patterns, vast farming area and a large population dependent on agriculture has propelled India to the world's center stage - not just as a big consumer market but also as a potential food factory of the world.