PXL/HO/Cir-052/2020-21 Date: 05.08.2020
Subject: Seeking inputs on proposed loads/shipments to Africa – VC proposed with Minister of State for Commerce & Industry as well as Urban Development Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
Members are kindly aware Africa is an important destination for Indian pharmaceutical exports both in terms of value (USD 3513.64 mn) and volume wise second largest growing at 3% year on year and we need to devise a strategy for further augmenting exports to the Africa region.
It is a fact that industry is facing difficulty to ship the material globally due to the limited presence and availability of cargo and shipping lines and efforts are to be made to ensure sufficient carriers and timely deliveries. Pharmexcil along with IPA, IDMA, BDMA, have represented the subject issue and sought the support and cooperation from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
We request member companies to provide inputs on the shipments scheduled for Africa region and the space required month wise for shipping the materials through Air Cargo(which is currently not available/limited and to seek intervention of Civil Aviation Ministry) in the link provided below,
LINK for submission of inputs and registration for VC
Pharmexcil is proposing to organize a Video Conference meet soon with Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation & Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Shri Hardeep Singh Puri with all the stakeholders to discuss on the specific recommendations for augmenting exports to Africa and also air cargo space and carriers required for the industry.
We, therefore request member companies exporting to Africa to please provide the destinations in Africa along with possible monthly loads in a very cohesive & concrete manner and also relay their concurrence to participate in the VC to email@example.com by 7th August.2020.
We look forward to your inputs and active participation.