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South India Council
Tamil Nadu Branch
Interactive Seminar on “Export Opportunities & Challenges for the Indian Processed Food Industry” on
September 13, 2013 at Coimbatore
Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) jointly with Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) organized a
one day Seminar on “Export Opportunities and Challenges for the Indian Processed Food Industry” in Coimbatore. The
seminar was inaugurated by Dr. M. Karunaharan, I.A.S. District Collector, Coimbatore. Mr. G. Shanker, Past Chairman,
IACC (TN) gave an overview of the seminar theme.
The technical session included:
Overview of Food processing sector in India by Mr. G. Shanker, President, Madras Consultancy Group
Foreign Trade Policy and Incentives for Agro Exporters by Mr. M. Gopinath, Joint DGFT, Coimbatore
Import and Export Standards for Food Products in India by Dr. Murali kallumal, Associate Professor, Centre for WTO
Studies, IIFT
Enforcement of FSS Act by Dr. R. Kathiravan, Designated Office, TN Food Safety & Drug Admin Dept, Food Safety
Wing, Coimbatore.
Export Opportunities in Spices Industry by Mr. Kanaga Dileepan, Senior Field Officer, Spices Board, Coimbatore
Presentation on Agro Processed Exports to United States- Market Trends & Potentials by Prof. K. N. Selvaraj,
Professor & HOD Trade and Intellectual Property(CARDS), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Session on Quality Control, Food Safety and Compliance to Global Standards by Mr. Asif Ansari, Business
Development Manager, Halal India.
Talk on the Overview of US Food Safety Regulations by Mr. M.N. Shaji, Quality System Auditor, TUV India Pvt Ltd.
Presentation on Indian Gherkins Industry- Past, Present and Future Challenges b Mr. B.A. Channappa Gowda,
Secretary General, Indian Gherkins Exporters Associations.
Inaugural address by Dr. M. Karunaharan, I.A.S. District Collector, Coimbatore. Also seen (L-R) Mr. Walter D’Souza, Regional
Chairman, FIEO (SR), Mr. G. Shanker, Past Chairman, IACC(TN),Mr. U. Ramesh Kumar, General Manager, Canara Bank and Mr. M.
Gopinath, Joint DGFT, Coimbatore