Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs
(Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India)

8G, 8th Floor, Hanasalaya Bldg.
15, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001
Tel : 011-23329766-69, Fax : 011-23329770
Email : epcesho@gmail.com, epcesho@hotmail.com, epces@vsnl.net



The Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZs (EPCES) has been set- up  to service the export promotional needs of 100% Export Oriented Units (EOUs), Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Units and Agri Economic Zones in the country. EPCES represents EOU/SEZ Sector, which has over 2900 EOUs/SEZ Units, spread all over the country. The export earnings by this sector in 2005-06 is Rs. 59,967/- crore (US $ 13.84 billion) with a contribution of 13.19% in national exports.  In the decade 1996-97 to 2005-06, exports from EOU/SEZ Sector has shown an average growth rate of 18.24%.   This shows the potential of EOU/SEZ Scheme.  This Council is a multi-product and scheme specific Export Promotion Council.   The EOUs/SEZ Units cover major industrial sectors, like Textiles, Garments & Yarn, Food & Agro Products, Electronics & Software, Chemical, Engineering, Minerals, Granite, etc.


  • The objectives of the Council are:
  • To promote exports from India and to earn more foreign exchange for the country.
  • To facilitate interaction between the exporting community and government both at the Central and State level.
  • To canalize financial assistance rendered by the Central Government to members for assisting their export market development efforts.
  • To collaborate with other Export Promotion Councils/Export Promotion Organisations in India and similar bodies in foreign countries as well as with international organizations working in the field.


  • The main activities of the Council are:
  • Providing financial assistance to EOUs/SEZ Units through Market Development Assistance for export promotion activities abroad.
  • Organising Open Houses/Seminars/Workshops in different states of the country for resolving their problems and eliciting suggestions for policy making by Government.
  • Taking up issues affecting EOUs/SEZ Units with various Ministries like Commerce, Finance, CBEC, CBDT, RBI, State Governments etc.
  • Participating in trade fairs/exhibitions in India and abroad.
  • Informing members about latest developments and changes in the national and international trade scenario.
  • Publishing a quarterly ‘EPCES News’ focusing on marketing strategies, international scene, latest provisions and procedures relating to Export-Import, Customs & Excise, Investment Opportunities etc.
  • Bringing out publications for use within India and abroad.
  • Organising buyer-seller meets with EOUs and SEZ Units for the promotion of exports.