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GJEPC Expands Presence in Mumbai with New Office at Iconic Zaveri Bazaar

2nd November 2023, Mumbai: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the leading authority in India’s gem and jewellery trade, inaugurated its second office on 1st November in Mumbai, located at Zaveri Bazaar. The opening ceremony was graced by Dr. Harshdeep Kamble, IAS, Principal Secretary of Industries for the Government of Maharashtra, along with Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, Shri Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC, Shri Sabyasachi Ray, Executive Director, GJEPC, and other distinguished guests.

To serve its members across India – around 9500 members, GJEPC has offices in major gem and jewellery clusters in India namely – Surat, Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai. Zaveri Bazaar is a prominent jewellery hub, home to over 3000 gem and jewellery manufacturing units, with around 1300 of them being GJEPC members and exporters. The new office at Zaveri Bazaar will play a pivotal role in enhancing gem and jewellery exports by better serving these manufacturers.

Dr. Harshdeep Kamble IAS, Principal Secretary (Industries), Govt. of Maharashtra said, “The GJEPC new office is strategically situated in the iconic Bazar to enhance the ease of conducting business, which will be a crucial factor for all manufacturing and trading entities operating in this region. This facility will serve as a hub for industry players and strengthen GJEPC’s position as the apex body of the gems and jewellery industry.”

Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman of GJEPC, emphasized, “GJEPC has consistently worked towards creating a more favorable business environment for our industry members. The opening of our new office in the bustling Zaveri Bazar is a significant step toward improving accessibility and support for local manufacturers. This new establishment will serve as a convenient point of contact, ensuring an efficient connection between manufacturers and GJEPC.”
The extended office at Zaveri Bazar will serve as a central hub for members to connect with GJEPC and seek assistance on various matters. The range of services provided include:
• Export Issue and Custom Facilitation
• Exhibition Permissions
• E-commerce Support
• RCMC/Membership Services
• MSME Support
• Liaison with Government Authorities
• Assistance with Policy-Related Issues
• Support in establishing connections with local administration, including GST, Police, and Bankers, to help your business flourish.
Shri Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman of GJEPC, affirmed, “With this new office in Zaveri Bazaar, GJEPC will be readily available to offer assistance in various aspects, including MSME support, liaising with government authorities, resolving policy-related challenges, and more. This is a moment of celebration, and we are committed to promptly addressing and resolving any issues to further promote a seamless and prosperous business environment for all.”

The new GJEPC office is located at:
5th Floor, Plot – 235/237, Venkateshwar Bhavan,
Kalbadevi Road, NR Cotton Exchange, Bhuleshwar, Kalbadevi,
Mumbai – 400002

About The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) in 1966, is 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 represents 9500 members in the sector. With headquarters in Mumbai, 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, 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.

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