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Introduction
The Export Inspection Council (EIC) was set up by the Government of India under Section 3 of the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963 (22 of 1963), in order to ensure sound development of export trade of India through Quality Control and Inspection and for matters connected thereof.
EIC is an advisory body to the Central Government, which is empowered under the Act to:
  • Notify commodities which will be subject to quality control and/ or inspection prior to export,
  • Establish standards of quality for such notified commodities, and
  • Specify the type of quality control and / or inspection to be applied to such commodities.

Besides its advisory role, the Export Inspection Council, also exercises technical and administrative control over the five Export Inspection Agencies (EIAs), one each at Channai, Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata and Mumbai established by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, under Section 7 of the Act for the purpose of implementing the various measures and policies formulated by the Export Inspection Council of India.
Export Inspection Council, either directly or through Export Inspection Agencies, its field organisation renders services in the areas of:
Certification of quality of export commodities through installation of quality assurance systems (In-process Quality Control and Self Certification) in the exporting units as well as consignment wise inspection. 
Certification of quality of food items for export through installation of Food safety Management System in the food processing units. 
Issue of Certificates of origin to exporters under various preferential tariff schemes for export products.

Organisation Setup
 
Under the Export Quality Control & Inspection Act, 1963, the Council, which is constituted by the Central Government, is the apex body, and has powers to constitute specialist committees to assist it in discharge of its functions. Accordingly, the Council has constituted Administrative Committee to advise it on administrative matters and a Technical Committee to advise it on technical matters. Besides, it has created some Standing Committees in specific technical areas as given below :
 
List of Council Members
 
In pursuance of Section 3 of the Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963(22 of 1963) and in pursuance of rule 3 of  the  Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Rules; 1964, the Central Government vide its S.O. no. 2856(E) dated 09.11.2009, reconstituted the Export Inspection Council consisting of the following persons, for the period as indicated in column(3), namely :-
 
1
Shri Binoy Kumar,
Additional Secretary
Department of Commerce,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Government of India, New Delhi
Chairman
(Add. Charge)
Since 23.05.2016
2
Director of Inspection & Quality Control,
Export Inspection Council, New Delhi
Member Secretary
Two years from the date of publication of this notification dt . February 2016 in the official Gazette
3
Director General,
Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi
Member Ex-officio
-do-
4
Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India,
New Delhi
Member Ex-officio
-do-
5
Director General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics,
Kolkata
Member Ex-officio
-do-
Other Nominated Members
6
Joint Secretary(Export Inspection)
Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi.
Member
Two years from the date of publication of this notification dt . February 2016 in the official Gazette
7
Joint Secretary,
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi.
Member
-do-
8
Chairman,
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, New Delhi.
Member
-do-
9
Chairman,
Tea Board, Kolkata.
Member
-do-
10
Chairman,
Spices Board, Kochi.
Member
-do-
11
Vacant
Member
-do-
12
Vacant
Member
-do-
13
Vacant
Member
-do-
14
Vacant
Member
-do-
15
Vacant
Member
-do-
16
Vacant
Member
-do-
17
Vacant
Member
-do-
18
Vacant
Member
-do-
19
Vacant
Member
-do-
20
Vacant
Member
-do-

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