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 and Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, 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 (12), and other members from all regions across Star House and MSME/SSI category (11). The Panel Chairman of twelve product panels of the council – Consumer & Houseware; Cordage & Fishnets; Floor Coverings, Leathercloth & Laminates; FRP Products / Composites; Human Hair & Related Products; Miscellaneous Plastic Products; Pipes & Fittings; Polyester Film; Plastics Raw Materials; Rigid Packaging & PET Preforms; Woven Sacks / FIBCs; and Writing Instruments – 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 plastic industry are exported to over 150 countries round the globe with the major trading partners being the European Union, USA, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt etc.