Feb 11, 2011

Indian Paper Industry and Variety of Paper Products

Touted as one of the most vibrant export industries in India, the paper products and industry supplies products worth 400 Crores of rupees to other countries and contributes to the economy of the country in a big way. More than 515 industrial units that manufacture paper products cater to the burgeoning needs of paper products both within and outside the country. The raw materials for making paper are also imported from neighboring countries to meet the demand, which might add up to the overall cost of these products.

The consumption of paper products like bags, cardboards, tissue paper, envelopes, tissue papers, note books, albums, photo frames, kites plates and glasses have increased manifold over the years. With the go green concept gaining ground, people have endorsed paper products as a safe and eco friendly substitute for plastic products. This has resulted in tremendous growth prospects in paper industry. However dearth of raw materials and lack of proper infra structure still remain major obstacles for the development of paper industry in India. There are many sick units that are remaining idle due to the non availability of pulp. The government has taken various steps to revive this industry including reduction in import duties and introduction of state of the art production technologies among others.

Paper products are also used in various other industries like communication, and construction. In addition to mill made paper there are handmade paper products and recycled paper products that are hugely popular among the users. The handmade paper products are durable and are used mostly to make gift articles and greeting cards. Recyclable paper made from agricultural waste materials like straw, banana and cotton or jute rags play a major role in protecting the forests of the country and to reduce the effects of deforestation.

Paper products and industry requires only a low capital and can also be set up even in villages and it provides employment to a majority of rural people in the country. With government initiative and promotional strategies, the paper industry will be one of the most promising industries in India.

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Feb 8, 2011

Import and Export Business of Meat Products in India

Imports and export business of meat products in India is governed by the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act 1992, under which the import of all goods is free except for the items regulated by the policy. The EXIM policy announced once in every five years stipulates the items that can be imported freely to India. Some items like tallow, fat or oils of any animal origin and ivory are in the prohibited list which cannot be imported.

India exports meat to different countries like Africa, Common Wealth Nations and Asian countries like Indonesia and Japan, among others. It is the second largest supplier of meat products to the UAE. Some of the meat products that are exported from India include both fresh and frozen meat apart from organs of poultry, pig, sheep and goat. Some of the meat products that are exported include homogenized Meat Preparations, preserved meat, sausages, meat extracts, canned meat and meat juices.

To import livestock products into India, a valid sanitary import permit is needed and these are brought through seaports or airports where Animal Quarantine and Certification Services Stations are situated where these will be scrutinized by the Officer-in-charge of the Animal Quarantine and Certification Services Station or any approved veterinary officer.

The food grade, premium quality meat is packed using safe and hygienic packing methods that keep the meat fresh and tasty. The standardized processing methods and fully automated meat processing units would ensure the best quality as stipulated in the export guidelines.

India exports 21% of the total meat produced and meat exports have shown a steady increase over the years. Indian buffalo meat is in huge demand in international markets due to its organic nature and lean make up. Frozen bovine meat tops the list in exports and contributes to over 97% of the total exports. Better livestock management and scientific methods of rearing the cattle have increased the production of cattle considerably.

Online B2B market places bring together manufacturers and suppliers across the same platform. These online hubs make great places to know more about the export and import trends of the meat industry. 

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