The Plastics Export Promotion Council (popularly known as PLEXCONCIL) sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, represents the exporting community in the Indian Plastics industry.
The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL), established by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India on 15th July, 1955, is a non-profit organisation registered under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (or section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). It was one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Government to project India's image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality products in order to give a boost to the country’s exports. PLEXCONCIL is the apex body of the plastics industry in India and represents over 2,500 exporters who manufacture/trade in plastics products ranging from plastics raw materials to semi-finished and finished items.
The council is administered by the Committee of Administration (CoA) consisting of nominees from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; as well as elected representatives from the export trade. The CoA comprises of Chairman (1), Vice-Chairman (1), Regional Chairman (4), Panel Chairman (13). The Panel Chairman of thirteen product panels of the council – Consumer & houseware products; Cordage, fishnets & monofilaments; FIBC, Woven sacks, Woven fabrics, Tarpaulin; Floorcoverings, leathercloth & laminates; FRP & Composites; Human hair & related products; Medical items of plastics; Miscellaneous products and items nes; Packaging items - flexible, rigid; Plastic films and sheets; Plastic pipes & fittings; Plastic raw materials; and Writing instruments & stationery – are headed by veterans and captains of the Indian plastics industry.
PLEXCONCIL is governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association; and administered by the Committee of Administration (CoA). The CoA is headed by Chairman. Executive Director assists in running the day-to-day affairs.
Products from the Indian plastics industry are exported to over 200 countries across the globe including top destinations like Italy, Germany, and United Kingdom in Europe; Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya in Africa; Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in South Asia; Viet Nam and Indonesia in ASEAN; along with China and the United States of America.