The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) in 1966. It was one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Indian Government, to boost the country’s export thrust, when India’s post-Independence economy began making forays in the international markets. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous status.
The GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry and today it represents almost 6,000 exporters in the sector. With headquarters in Mumbai, the GJEPC has Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of which are major centres for the industry. It thus has a wide reach and is able to have a closer interaction with members to serve them in a direct and more meaningful manner.
Over the past decades, the GJEPC has emerged as one of the most active EPCs, and has continuously strived to both expand its reach and depth in its promotional activities as well as widen and increase services to its members.
On the opening ceremony of the 2016 India International Jewellery Show, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange (GDGJE) represented by Chairman Mr. Zhu Yongsheng signed the MOU with the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) represented by President Mr. Shankar Pandya. The signing of the MOUs will establish a bilateral long-term exchange and cooperation mechanism for the development of China's and India's diamond & jewelry industries, marking a new stage for the trade cooperation between the two sides. The parties are going to have close cooperation in the field of gems trade, industry self-discipline, cultural exchanges and developing new markets.