GJEPC And IIGJ Jointly Conduct Gem Identification For Customs Officers

  • - 12 April 2021 3:05 PM

Top level customs officers get trained in ‘gem identification’ in a special programme jointly organized by GJEPC AND IIGJ

Decoding PMLA Rules & Regulations-PMLA Regulations

  • - 06 April 2021 5:11 PM

The recent PMLA notifications issued to the G & J industry had the G & J industry reeling under its pressure and anxiety for sometime; Rohan Shah in conversation with Colin Shah, Chairman GJEPC comes forward to clear the air

GJEPC Chairman Holds Multiple Discussions With Eastern Region Stakeholders

  • - 01 April 2021 10:39 AM

Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, held a series of meetings in Kolkata last week

India Can Be World's Hub for G & J

  • - 22 March 2021 5:28 PM

“India should become synonymous to gems and jewelry” - Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC at the 3rd ICC Gems & Jewellery Summit 2021  

What To Expect At Upcoming IIJS Signature?

  • - 03 March 2021 3:02 PM

In view of current pandemic situation GJEPC announces postponement of IIJS Signature 2021 which was scheduled from April 7 – 12. The Council is monitoring the situation regularly and new dates will be announced very soon.

GJEPC Signs Mou With Ebay To Boost Retail Exports Of Gems & Jewellery From India

  • - 25 February 2021 3:29 PM

  • * eBay will enable jewellers to have access to international buyers through eBay Marketplace
  • * GJEPC to launch an eCommerce Promotion and Facilitation Desk (“EPFD”) at all its 6 Regional Offices

Exemption of AIDC on Gold/Silver Bars and Dore to Boost Jewellery Exports: GJEPC

  • - 19 February 2021 2:01 PM

The Finance Ministry has issued a notification dated 17th February 2021, of the amendments made to the finance bill 2021 with regards to the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) exemption on gold/Silver bars and dore for exporters

NSIC & GJEPC Sign MOU To Promote MSMEs

  • - 30 January 2021 7:25 PM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) 

GJEPC Represents Its Budget Recommendations To FM In An Online Meeting

  • - 22 December 2020 5:28 PM

In an online meeting convened by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for union budget recommendations, GJEPC represented the budget recommendations for the gem and jewellery sector for union budget 2021

Government to boost Gems & Jewellery trade through E- Commerce

  • - 16 December 2020 3:10 PM

* GJEPC represents to DPIIT, MOC & I for a revamped E-Commerce Policy to equip small players in the G&J sector

* 85% MSMEs spread across 390 Gem & Jewellery clusters to benefit from the Policy

Yes Bank To Support The Gem & Jewellery Industry: Signs An MOU With GJEPC

  • - 12 December 2020 12:32 PM

In a first of its kind collaboration, Yes Bank has signed an MoU with GJEPC to support the gem and jewellery industry

India's B2C Gem & Jewellery Exports To Shine: Customs Dept. Accepts GJEPC Request For Shipments Through Courier Mode

  • - 30 November 2020 12:46 PM

India’s Central Board of lndirect Taxes & Customs under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, has clarified that gems and jewellery exports from the country could now take place through the courier mode, acceding to this long-standing demand of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) to make B2C, small-value, e-commerce exports economically viable

GJEPC’s India Global Connect Meet Strives For Closer Indo-Swiss Business Ties

  • - 28 November 2020 12:28 PM

The Embassy of India (Berne), GJEPC and the Swiss-India Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, jointly organised the India Global Connect on 26th November

GJEPC Spearheads Bid For Cross-border E-Commerce Policy; Hosts Dept. of Post Officials In Jaipur

  • - 20 November 2020 10:38 AM

The GJEPC’s proposal for establishing an e-commerce policy to facilitate cross-border e-commerce trade in the wake of the pandemic made considerable headway

GJEPC Meets MoCI Officials To Resolve SEZ Issues of G&J Sector

  • - 13 November 2020 5:29 PM

The GJEPC held an interactive video meeting on 5th November, 2020, with key government representatives and top Special Economic Zone (SEZ) officials to discuss the common concerns pertaining to the units working in SEZs

GJEPC’s flagship Show IIJS Takes Virtual Leap

  • - 15 September 2020 4:37 PM

  • •    IIJS Virtual, the digital edition of the GJEPC’s flagship August show is scheduled in October 2020
  • •    Show to witness 500 exhibitors & 10000 buyers 

IIJS Virtual Gets Overwhelming Exhibitor Response

  • - 10 September 2020 2:10 PM

IIJS Virtual, the digital edition of the GJEPC’s flagship August show, that is scheduled to be held from 12th to 16th October, has already created a buzz among industry circles, with initial exhibitor interest exceeding the expectations of the organisers

GJEPC Bids Fond Farewell to Rupa Dutta, Economic Advisor, MoC&I

  • - 28 August 2020 11:58 AM

The GJEPC team, led by its Chairman Colin Shah, visited Mrs. Rupa Dutta, Economic Advisor, MoC&I on 26th August, 2020, to bid her farewell and thank her for her immense contribution towards the gem and jewellery industry over the last many years

Finance Minister Clarifies EL Not Applicable On E-Trade Of Rough Diamonds

  • - 28 August 2020 11:52 AM

The GJEPC representation, led by Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, met Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 26th August to raise concerns and implications arising on the diamond segment

NCAER Presents Findings of Pan India Cluster Mapping Survey Commissioned by GJEPC

  • - 22 August 2020 1:30 PM

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) recently submitted its findings of a Cluster Mapping survey commissioned by the GJEPC two years ago

GJEPC UNCUT 2020: Webinar on ‘The Diamond Industry Recovery Options & Way Forward’: All Stakeholders To Take Responsible Demand-Driven Decisions

  • - 21 August 2020 1:43 PM

The GJEPC had conducted a webinar on the ‘Diamond Industry’s Recovery Options & Way Forward’

GJEPC Meets Global Partners For Enhancing Market Reach

  • - 17 August 2020 1:31 PM

The GJEPC organised a meeting with its Global Partners on 12th August 2020 to have discussion over widening India’s  global market reach

GJEPC Seeks Special Assistance For Gems & Jewellery Small Scale Exporters From MSME Ministry

  • - 08 August 2020 6:47 PM

The GJEPC made a representation on the key focus areas pertaining to Gems & Jewellery to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector to  Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of MSME, Government of India, on 6th August

Gem, Jewellery Exports Dip 34.72% in June: GJEPC

  • - 23 July 2020 5:19 PM

During April-June this fiscal, the exports dipped by 54.79 per cent to USD 2.75 billion as against USD 6.07 billion in the same period last year

GJEPC Proposes Measures To Boost Exports From SEZs

  • - 20 July 2020 2:09 PM

In a recent video meeting with the Department of Commerce, the GJEPC outlined a few suggestions that would drive Indian exports from SEZs on an upward growth trajectory

Govt. Increases Duty Drawback on Gold by 16%; But Reduces Silver Duty Drawback by 5%

  • - 16 July 2020 12:17 PM

The previous revision in the gold duty drawback rate was done on 28th January, 2020, following which the gold price has risen steadily. The GJEPC represented the matter to the Department of Revenue and urged it to revise the drawback rates

GJEPC UNCUT 2020 Workshop Series: Dr. Parag K. Vyas Will Demonstrate How to Enhance Productivity in Jewellery Manufacturing

  • - 09 July 2020 4:26 PM

Dr. Parag K. Vyas will hold a series of five workshops and training sessions organised by the GJEPC

Colin Shah: Promoting Ease Of Doing Business A Top Priority For GJEPC

  • - 04 July 2020 9:10 AM

GJEPC Chairman Colin Shah expounded on the way forward for boosting manufacturing and exports

‘Better Ecommerce Policy And Conversion Of SEZs Into Manufacturing Zones Is Important’

  • - 19 June 2020 1:12 PM

In a television interview, GJEPC Chairman, Colin Shah highlighted points, which pave the way for rapid progress of gems and jewellery sector in the months to come…

GJEPC Forms Corpus of INR 50 Cr for Welfare in the Wake of COVID-19

  • - 25 March 2020 2:37 PM

In order to steer the Indian gems and jewellery industry out of the current economic slowdown GJEPC forms corpus of INR 50 Cr for welfare

The Futurist to power Design Inspirations luxury seminar in Mumbai

  • - 07 February 2020 11:41 AM

De Luca has collaborated with India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council since 2006, but this is the first time that she will curate the GJEPC-sponsored Design Inspirations event

BVC Wins Best Customs Broker of the Year For The 4th Consecutive Year by GJEPC

  • - 06 January 2020 11:25 AM

BVC Clearance, a BVC Logistics enterprise has been awarded the Best Customs Broker of the Year 2019 award at the 46th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2019 organized by the GJEPC

GTL collaborates with eBay for gemstone certification

  • - 03 January 2020 1:49 PM

The MOU was signed by Sanjay Singh, Regional Director, GJEPC and Vidmay Naini, Country Head, Ebay

IIGJ and GJEPC felicitate graduating students in 13th convocation ceremony

  • - 21 October 2019 11:02 AM

Present at the occasion were chief guests K Srinivasan of Emerald Jewel Industry and Alkesh Shah of Gold Star Jewellery 

India’s gem and jewellery exports dip 10% in August: GJEPC

  • - 20 September 2019 11:37 AM

Gold jewellery (plain and studded) exports were up by 5.58% y-o-y touching USD 910.87 million during August as against USD 862.72 million the same month a year ago, the data indicated

Expansion of scope of ECIS by ECGC to banks lending to exports, is an encouraging step towards resolving the finance woes of the G&J sector: GJEPC

  • - 16 September 2019 2:40 PM

GJEPC applauds and welcomes the announcements made by Hon’ble Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to boost exports

Panel Discussions on Buyer Seller relationships and Young Jewellery Professionals at GJEPC’s Spectrum Seminars at IIJS 2019 draw a full house

  • - 14 August 2019 1:55 PM

In the lively panel discussion moderated by the well-known watch & jewellery consultant Anil Prabhakar, leading jewelers & manufacturers such as Anmol jewelers, Tanishq, Manoharlal Jewelers, Venus jewel & Metal Art creations participated

Customs clarifies that Gems and jewellery carried for international exhibitions now exempted from IGST

  • - 25 July 2019 12:40 PM

This comes into effect post several representations by the GJEPC to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Gem & Jewellery industry disappointed with increase in import duty on Gold and precious metals: GJEPC

  • - 08 July 2019 10:24 AM

With cost of doing business going up, export competitiveness will go down; Indian exporters will lose business to neighbouring countries resulting in job losses

May sees a sharp decline of 12.85% in Indian Gems and Jewellery exports

  • - 12 June 2019 3:24 PM

Combined exports in April and May took a 9.11 per cent plunge to $6.07 billion according to the data provided by GJEPC

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Udupi IIGJ Udupi is the 6th training institute set up by GJEPC

  • - 25 February 2019 2:28 PM

With over 100 retail stores and engaging workforce of over 5,000 artisans and craftsmen, Udupi boasts of a rich jewellery lineage. IIGJ Udupi has been set up by GJEPC in association with National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu unveils 'Common Facility Centre' (CFC) Coimbatore

  • - 25 February 2019 10:57 AM

With a view of aligning the goal of PM “Make in India vision” to the gems & jewellery sector, GJEPC’s initiative aims at making India a global gem & jewellery manufacturing hub by promoting local artisans and indigenous design & production.

GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019

  • - 15 February 2019 12:51 PM

‘Enchanted Cosmos’ – design theme of GJEPC’s The Artisan Awards 2019 is a futuristic theme for the global buying season 2020 

Gems, jewellery exports decline 8.5 pc in Apr-Dec 2018

  • - 08 February 2019 6:07 PM

According to data from the GJEPC, exports stood at USD 24.5 billion in the April-December period of 2017-18

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu unveils GJEPC’s Parichay Card for gem & jewellery sector workers, artisans and craftsmen in India

  • - 31 January 2019 10:27 AM

GJEPC creates “Swasthya Kosh” a special fund to offer health insurance to Parichay card holders & their family

Gems, jewellery exports decline 6.77 per cent in April-November 2018: GJEPC

  • - 07 January 2019 9:53 AM

The labour-intensive sector contributes about 14 per cent to the country's overall exports.

DMCC Signs MoU to Join GJEPC’s MyKYCBank Platform

  • - 21 December 2018 9:00 AM

DMCC will be the fourth trade body to join MyKYCBank; following GJEPC, Bharat Diamond Bourse and the Antwerp World Diamond Council

Recent Import Duty Hike to strengthen Jewellery Manufacturing in India

  • - 28 September 2018 8:19 PM

Diamond export trade to be impacted: GJEPC

35th India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) - Registers a healthy 8k crore order book

  • - 16 August 2018 9:25 AM

IIJS, Asia’s leading Gem & Jewellery trade exhibition organised by GJEPC concludes providing healthy lifeline to trade at a crucial time.

The GJEPC dialogue session with the banking industry aims to mitigate concerns & regain trust for the sector

  • - 02 May 2018 4:58 PM

The paper will aim to address critical banking issues like assessment of credit limit, collateral security, related party transactions, inventory avluation , subsidiary financing guidelines and more.

LoU ban won't impact Bengal's jewellery industry: GJPEC official

  • - 23 March 2018 10:24 AM

The RBI ban on Letter of Undertaking (LoU) as a trade finance instrument, will not have much impact on the gems and jewellery industry in West Bengal, but a hike in bank's credit margin may hurt the business, a GJEPC official said. 

GJEPC launches new Common Facility Centre in Amreli

  • - 12 March 2018 11:54 AM

Third CFC in Gujarat is to be made operational by GJEPC after Visnagar, Palanpur

'Such vast irregularity without any detection across several financial periods are extremely surprising and unreasonable': GJEPC

  • - 20 February 2018 3:46 PM

The GJEPC, the apex council for the gems & jewellery industry releases a statement on PNB fraud; whille expressing its faith in the Indian banking system, the statement also places onus on the banking system for having neglected an irregularity of this magnitude for such a long period. 

GJEPC signs MoU with MIDC for India’s Largest Jewellery Park in Mumbai

  • - 20 February 2018 10:04 AM

The proposed Jewellery Park will be established in Navi Mumbai. An MoU to this effect was signed between GJEPC & MIDC at the ongoing Convergence, ‘Magnetic

Ms. Ruchita Sharma joins GJEPC as Executive Director, Marketing & Publicity

  • - 10 January 2018 8:32 AM

She has over 20 years of experience spread across Marketing, Operations and Communications.

The Election Process for GJEPC Chairman & Vice Chairman Underway; all Nominations Received & Voting Process to Begin in January

  • - 19 December 2017 10:30 AM

Nominations for Vice Chairman & Chairman have been received and the voting process will commence in January.

Gems & jewellery export shrinks 8.12% in April-August

  • - 03 October 2017 9:52 AM

Gems and jewellery export decreased 8.12 per cent to USD 13.5 billion during April- August this year, data from the GJEPC showed.

Gold & Jewellery industry upbeat on GST; GJEPC calls GST on Diamonds a retrograde step

  • - 03 June 2017 9:48 PM

GJEPC raising its concern over GST on Diamonds mentioned in a release that the move would cause a set-back to the export oriented diamond industry.

Gems, jewellery export to grow about US $42 billion this fiscal: GJEPC

  • - 16 May 2017 2:29 PM

Higher demand in the Middle-East and South-East Asia could help India’s gems and jewellery export grow this fiscal to about USD 42 billion.

The GJEPC advances IIJW, changes format from B2C to B2B

  • - 11 May 2017 4:51 PM

Post deliberation, the Council proposes to conduct IIJW between 24th to 27th July, 2017 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

Foundation stone laid for IIGJ Varanasi Extension Campus

  • - 05 December 2016 10:40 AM

A step towards fulfilling Prime Minister’s dream of ‘Skill India’; GJEPC to set up IIGJ in Varanasi

Praveenshankar Pandya takes over as Chairperson of GJEPC; Russell Mehta as Vice Chairperson

  • - 16 October 2015 5:27 PM

Regional chairpersons include Ashok H. Gajera, Western Region; Dinesh R. Navadiya, Gujarat Region; Anil Sankhwal, Northern Region; Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Jaipur Region; etc.

IBJA questions step-motherly treatment given to gold panel in GJEPC election

  • - 10 June 2015 6:46 PM

IBJA has expressed its concern over only 3 seats being provided to gold panel as compared 8 seats to diamond panel.

Show cause notice to Surat’s diamond merchant by GJEPC

  • - 23 March 2015 5:26 PM

The merchant was accused of selling synthetic diamonds as natural diamonds

Train 4 million people by 2022 – aims GJEPC

  • - 23 January 2015 6:12 PM

The council has formed a separate skill council for overall enhancement of skills in factory workers across the industry.

Action plan for industry growth for next 3 years by GJEPC

  • - 02 January 2015 10:52 PM

It also aims to build the ‘Make In India’ approach

Winners of GJEPC's Indian Gem and Jewellery Awards finalised

  • - 23 September 2014 6:47 PM

Jury Members witness steady rise in the nominations

Budget Recommendations by GJEPC

  • - 19 June 2014 4:24 PM

The GJEPC submitted its pre-budget wish-list for the Union Budget 2014-15 to Finance Ministry.

DMCC and Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council India launch inaugural Dubai Global Gem & Jewellery Fair in March

  • - 05 February 2014 5:58 PM

GJF 2014 – a joint initiative of DMCC and GJEPC supported by Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG)

GJEPC and IIDGR collaborates to maintain consumer confidence in Diamonds, in India

  • - 04 February 2014 4:41 PM

As part of this initiative, the IIDGR will be providing their state-of-the-art Automated Melee Sorting (AMS) machines to the GJEPC

A symposium by GJEPC to strengthen the synergy with the financial sector

  • - 04 April 2013 5:26 PM

Majority of the bankers who attended the seminar stressed on the need to expand exposure in diamond jewellery sector while at the same time following prudent risk management norms.

Pankaj Parekh, Vice-Chairman, GJEPC - Being Benign

  • - 22 March 2013 1:04 PM

: A storyteller, a music lover and a travel enthusiast, Pankaj Parekh is more than what meets the eye. A man who has successfully founded and run three businesses and still has found the time to work for the betterment of the industry, he is a fine exampl

GJEPC Views on Union Budget 2013-14

  • - 28 February 2013 3:04 PM

Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC says that the Union Budget did not highlight much on measures for the gem and jewellery industry. But, the Import Export Policy to be revealed in one month's time may prove fruitful for the industry.

Dynamic Plans of the Newly Elected Committee of GJEPC

  • - 12 October 2012 4:29 PM

Vipul P Shah, Chairman, GJEPC and Pankaj Parekh, Vice-Chairman, GJEPC announced the key focus initiatives that the council will concentrate upon during the office tenure.

Dynamic Plans of the Newly Elected Committee of GJEPC

  • - 12 October 2012 12:00 AM

Vipul P Shah, Chairman, GJEPC and Pankaj Parekh, Vice-Chairman, GJEPC announced the key focus initiatives that the council will concentrate upon during the office tenure.

Vipul Shah elected as the new chairman of GJEPC

  • - 09 October 2012 5:38 PM

The administration committee held a meeting today in Delhi and chose Vipul Shah and Pankaj Parikh as the chairman and vice-chairman of GJEPC, respectively.

Duty exemption on re-import of Cut & Polished Diamonds sent abroad for Certification/Grading

  • - 01 March 2012 6:23 PM

Continuous efforts by the GJEPC results in DGFT’S bringing out Notification No.100 stating the duty free import of cut & polished diamonds sent abroad for certification/grading

Shri Prithviraj Chavan gives out cheques to the Bomb Blast victims in Mumbai

  • - 22 November 2011 6:12 PM

The initiative was undertaken on behalf of the CSR wing of the GJEPC – The Gem and Jewellery National Relief Foundation.

Sonam Kapoor unveils the new Logo for GJEPC

  • - 04 October 2011 6:02 PM

GJEPC heralds Brand India’s emergence

38th GJEPC Awards to be held in Surat

  • - 05 September 2011 12:08 PM

Narendra Modi will be the honourable Chief Guest for the evening

Strong condemnation and sincere condolences offered by GJEPC Chairman

  • - 16 July 2011 3:03 PM

Chairman Mr. Rajiv Jain also exhorted the authorities to take all possible steps to prevent such terror attacks from recurring

South African delegation visits GJEPC’s Delhi office

  • - 10 March 2011 12:57 PM

Appreciates the Council’s efforts in boosting the industry

GJEPC-DIL Sign MoU for Distribution of Gold

  • - 20 October 2010 12:15 PM

The broad arrangement is that DIL will import the gold and GJEPC will help distribute and market it using GJEPC regional office network and members.

Sanghavi Diamonds named as highest importer of C&P diamonds

  • - 07 September 2009 7:23 PM

The company will receive the award by GJEPC

IIJS 2009 set to be a success for the industry

  • - 20 June 2009 1:09 PM

The GJEPC believes the markets are opening up

Vasant Mehta & Rajiv Jain Elected Top Brass of GJEPC.

  • - 05 November 2008 3:30 PM

Mehta will be replacing the outgoing Chairman of the Council Sanjay Kothari.

34th GJEPC awards nite ends on a celebratory note

  • - 06 October 2007 12:00 AM

Arunkumar R. Mehta received lifetime achievement award

Indian exports of gems and jewellery rose 2.7 % for period ending March 2007: GJEPC

  • - 27 April 2007 12:00 AM

Exports of colored gemstones rose 6 % to $246.5 million



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