The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been serving the Industry for more than 75 years with focus on promoting trade, commerce, and industry. With various initiatives such as trade fairs, business networking events, training programs, and policy advocacy on business-related issues, SGCCI is fostering a behest for growth and excellence in business community. Surat’s rise to prominence as the world’s diamond-cutting centre and India’s most prominent man-made textile industry, has put the city on the global map, empowering and facilitating business expansion across the world.
World's biggest Diamond cutting and polishing industry and India's largest Man-Made Textile Industry have put Surat on the map of the world to make Surat one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
SGCCI has mastered the art of Trade Fairs and Industry specific Exhibitions for more than 25 years with focus on segments such as Textiles, Gem and Jewellery, Handloom and Handicraft, Automobiles, Engineering, Heavy Industries and showcasing products and services by Women Entrepreneurs.
To make these exhibitions world class and invite international participation, SGCCI has ventured into Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre which is spread over 13 hectors of land and has fully air conditioned pillar less dome of 1,16,000 Sq. Ft. for showcasing Products and Services.
To boost Trade and Commerce, SGCCI has also focused at sharing knowledge and information with members and public at large through Seminars, Workshops and Training Programs on subjects of varied interests.
SGCCI is committed to the development and strong evolution of the MSME segment in the Southern Gujarat Region by implementing the various initiatives of the government. Surat has a strong base of manufacturing and is contributing in a big way to the national GDP with the involvement of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
SGCCI is now committed to promote “BRAND SURAT” worldwide and attract foreign investment to this region which is on the threshold of tremendous industrial growth. People of South Gujarat are very enterprising and resourceful to venture into business beyond the barriers of boundaries. They also look forward to explore the investment opportunities in the other parts of the world.
To provide quality service to the Members, Trade and Industry of South Gujarat at large, enabling them to grow qualitatively and quantitatively, to make the region competent enough for the global challenges.
The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall strive to be a world class Chamber of Commerce by:
- Representing views of Trade and Industry to various levels of Government.
- Networking Global Trade and Commerce to benefit members.
- To promote Quality Systems in the Trade and Industry that meet world class levels and standards.
- Promoting Trade and Industry Internationally through linkages.
- Instituting Recognition Schemes for Individuals and Companies to promote excellence.
- To upgrade technical know-how in the Trade and Industry through various Seminars, Conferences and Workshops.
- To make effective and result oriented representations with authorities.
- To create awareness of New Technology, Market Potential and organize international level Seminars, Workshops, Exhibitions and Trade Delegations
- To promote world class Trade Centre for rapid growth and promotion of Trade and Commerce.
ACTIVITIES @ SGCCI
Over the years, SGCCI has made a deep impact on the socio-economic scene in the Southern Gujarat Region by making the representations to persuade the government at local, state and central level to resolve the issues relating to Central Excise and Customs, Income Tax, Commercial Tax, Law and Order and such other vital areas of Trade and Commerce. It has come up a long way, though a lot needs to be done because Industry, Trade and Commerce and Governance are dynamic and change is inevitable. SGCCI takes utmost care in representing the cause of its members and people of the region before competent authorities. Timely representations and suggestions to the Ministers and the concerned Government Departments for protecting and enhancing the interest of the business community have become important functions at SGCCI.
GFRRC (Global Fabric Resource and Research Centre)
To introduce new markets and new products for the Textile Industry of South Gujarat, GFRRC will be setup which will have distinguished and comprehensive collection of fabrics from around the world. It would be a one-stop-shop for the Weavers and Textile Traders. The Centre will provide information on the composition and other technical details about the fabrics and their market potential to the Weavers, Processors and Traders. The MMF industry of this region is decentralized and the weavers and traders lack in the knowledge about the fabrics in fashion around the world. Fabrics sourced from around the world will be displayed along with their technical specifications, so that the weavers could make similar kind of fabrics which would help in boosting the overall fabric export from the India.
Certificate of Origin
SGCCI is authorized by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and the Director General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics vide letter no. 14(1)74EAC dated 14th May 1974 to issue Certificate of Origin in prescribed performa to exporters as per article 11 of International Convention relating to Customs. Certificate of Origin is essential document for Exporters as a proof certifying that the goods are of Indian Origin. The office bearers of the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry have been nominated to authorize to sign the Certificates of Origin as and when requested and such certificates are validly accepted by custom departments as well as by the Consulate General of over-seas countries. Every year the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry is issuing around 7000 Certificates of Origin to Exporters of this region.
SGCCI is running professional courses and training programs of short and medium duration in a well equipped class rooms through highly qualified professionals. The popular courses are pertaining to Import -Export Management.
To build acquaintance among the lady members and to carry on with the activities to promote women entrepreneurship, SGCCI has formed a Ladies Wing. It organizes knowledge sharing programs, conducts training courses, provides assistance to start a new business, offers guidance to secure financial assistance from Banks and other financial institutions and advises on various government incentives for women entrepreneurs.
Permanent Settlement Commission
(Kayami Samadhan Panch) The commission was established in 1987 with District and Sessions Judge as the Chairman assisted by a committee of eminent Lawyers, Social Workers, Representatives of the Women Organizations, President and Members of the Chamber.
Golden Jubilee Endowment Trust
To commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of the Chamber, SGCCI started a Trust in June 1990 with an objective to recognize and appreciate outstanding contributions by individuals and institutions with an annual award for excellence in various fields such as Exports, Import Substitution, Productivity, Research and Development, Energy Conservation, Social Welfare etc.
Gujarat is now a global family. “Non-Resident Gujaratis” Foundation is born out of the philosophy to bond these families by the Gujarati spirit and to grow collectively through love and mutual care.
Vision of NRG Centre : To create a world class Gujarat by optional utilizations of knowledge, skills and connection of NRGs'.
The Government of Gujarat has chosen SGCCI to establish NRG centre as a facilitation point for visiting NRGs' in the South Gujarat Region with an objective to provide comprehensive assistance to NRGs'.
For More Detail Visit :- www.nrg.sgcci.in
To connect and to keep its members well informed about important Government Notifications, Trade Notices etc. SGCCI publishes “Samruddhi”, a Bi-monthly House Bulletin. It is devoted to core Industrial /Trade Sector of the region and has proved to be a valuable medium of communication.
SGCCI has a well organized Library with Books and Journals including leading Periodicals on various aspects of Trade and Commerce. The Library also has a well equipped class room to conduct short term and long term courses on Import - Export as well as other important aspects of Business Management. Library also consists of directories of database from different Associations and Chambers.
Global Business Centre
The SGCCI aims to promote the Trade and Industry of its region globally. Apart from being the regional Chamber, SGCCI has set its eyes on promoting the core strengths of Surat in the International Market. To achieve this objective, SGCCI has developed close association with the Consulates of various Countries in India. To enhance the possibilities of mutual trade and to facilitate its members, SGCCI has developed a special cell and has already set up Business Corners for Trade with America and Indonesia. Several other countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Russia and others are actively considering the possibilities of utilizing this Facility.
South Gujarat Productivity Council (SGPC)
South Gujarat Productivity Council was launched by The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry on 25th May 1992. SGPC is 49th council in india affiliated to National Productivity Council, New Delhi.
The aim and objective of the South Gujarat Productivity Council is to create quality consciousness amongst manufactures and workers by arranging seminars and workshops. The council also offers consultancy services to the industry for total quality management, adoption of efficient production methods and energy conservation programs.
For More Details Visit :- www.sgpcsurat.com
Surat Citizens' Council Trust
It was felt that a separate body should be formed to take up all social issues affecting the citizens. Deteriorating public utility services and other problems affecting the public in daily life required intensive efforts to lessen the difficulties of the people. Hence, the Surat Citizens' Council Trust was established on 27th march 1990.
Citizen's Council consisting of members from Social Organizations, Chamber and Political Parties etc., was formed under the trust to handle day-to-day matters. The Citizen's Council has stood the test of time on several occasions. The council is housed in its own premise.
For More Details Visit :- www.sgpcsurat.com
ROLE OF SGCCI
- Acting as a nodal body in Govt. Policy formation.
- Government Representations.
- Promotion of Trade and Industry through Exhibitions and Trade Shows.
- Knowledge up-gradation through Seminars and Workshops.
- Non Resident Gujarati’s Facilitation through NRG Centre.
- Export Promotion and Trade Assistance through Global Business Centre.
- Golden Jubilee Awards for Excellence.
- Social Services in Natural Calamities such as Flood and Earthquake.
- Legal Arbitration through Permanent Settlement Commission.
- Women Entrepreneurs Cell.
- Publication of House Bulletin.
- SGCCI Ladies Wing.
- Issue Certificate of Origin.
- Conduct Academic Courses.
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