Export Development Assistance (EDA) Scheme is envisaged to act as a catalyst to promote India’s export of dimensional stones on a sustained basis. The scheme is formulated to assist CDOS members in accessing newer export markets and increasing the share of existing markets on a sustained basis, upgradation of technology and adoption of newer technologies etc.
Assistance would be provided to CDOS members engaged in production and / export of stones, stone products and machinery /tools/ consumables etc. for participation/ visits in international stone fairs abroad for exhibiting their products/ services, participating in buyer-seller meets or trade delegations, interacting with other participating exhibitors and visitors etc. with a view to enhance business opportunities and export promotion.
The main objectives of participation by CDOS members in various international trade fairs would be:
International exposure to CDOS members regarding global stone trade, trade practices, new markets and machinery and other relevant issues.
To penetrate and explore new markets for Indian dimensional stones.
Meeting with sector specific institutions/ organizations, major players of stone industry and press dealing with stone industry with a view to establish long term linkages.
To undertake image promotion of Indian dimensional stones in the International market.
Capacity building of CDOS and its members through liasioning / meeting with important trade bodies and other agencies in stone sector and establishing linkages with them for future cooperation.
To promote joint ventures, technology transfer and collaborations in the field of dimensional Stone Industry.
Dissemination of information about Indian Stone Industry and activities being carried out by CDOS including India Stonemart exhibition.