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INTRODUCTION:Commodity boards are boards, which have been specially established by the Government of India for the promotion of some of the traditional commodities of exports having high export potentials. These boards are supplementary to the Export Promotion Council (EPCs). These Boards are responsible for production, development and export of tea, coffee, rubber, spices and tobacco. Coconut development Board is also an autonomous body which functions under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.

FUNCTION OF COMMODITY BOARDS:To take up various problems, points, suggestions to the States / Central Government and semiGovernment Bodies. To make efforts for creation of transparency in the function of the EP Organization-EPCs, Commodity Board, FIEO etc. To organize Seminars and Meetings at various places to discuss ways and means to overcome problems and difficulties of the member-exporters / exporting community. To publish brochures, booklets containing useful information for member exporters, foreign buyers/buying agents etc.

To distribute the brochures, booklets, directories etc. at the time of fair and other occasions for the benefits of member exporters. To set up International Trade Centers and Flatted Factory Complex (Industrial Parks). To unite exporters to take common cause / issues with the concerned Organization ,Foreign Embassies and Foreign Mission in India and Foreign Trade Offices in India and Indian embassies / High Commissions overseas etc.


Central silk Board (CSB) is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India for the integrated development of textile cultivation and industry in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification.


Coconut Development Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India for the integrated development of coconut production and utilization in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification. The Board which came into existence on 12th January 1981, functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, with its Headquarters at Kochi in Kerala and Regional Offices at Bangalore in Karnataka, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Guwahati in Assam


The Coffee Board (Indian Coffee Market Expansion Board till 1948) is the lineal successor of the Indian Coffee Cess Committee, the First Statutory All India Organization of the Indian Coffee Industry constituted by the Government of India, in response to the unanimous request of all Coffee Interests for an Organization and funds of their own for the improvement of the industry. The Board serves as a friend, philosopher and guide of the coffee industry in India. Set up under an Act of the Parliament of India in the year 1942, the Board focuses on research, development, extension, quality up gradation, market information, and the domestic and external promotion of Indian coffee.

The Rubber Board is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India, under the Rubber Act 1947, for the overall development of the rubber industry in the country. The Rubber production and Marketing (Amendment) Act of 1954 which took effect on August 1, 1954 made some important changes in the constitution of the Board and renamed as The Rubber Board.


The Spices Board was constituted in 1986 under the Spices Board Act 1986 (No. 10 of 1986) with the merger of the erstwhile Cardamom Board (1968) and Spices Export Promotion Council (1960). Spices Board is one of the five Commodity Boards functioning under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It is an autonomous body responsible for the export promotion of the scheduled spices and production and development of some of them such as Cardamom and Pepper.

The Tea Board India is an Indian Governmentcontrolled organization that regulates the Indian trade in tea. It was established by the enactment of the Tea Act in 1953 with its headquarters in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). The Tea Board Indias tasks include endorsement of the diverse production and productivity of tea, financial support of research organizations and the monitoring of advances in tea packaging as it relates to health beneficial aspects. Offices are located in Kolkata, London, Moscow and Dubai.


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