"Exporters still face technical barriers and sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues (related with products originated from plants and animals). Therefore, there is a need to focus on those aspects. The industry needs to enhance its capability to meet these challenges," Additional Secretary in the Commerce Ministry, Rajani Ranjan Rashmi urged here.

He was speaking at a function of the Export Inspection Council of India (ECI) here.

Rashmi said ECI is helping exporters in getting certificates online and these measures are helping exporters in reducing the cost and time of their transactions.

EIC, under the Commerce Ministry, notifies commodities which are subject to quality control and inspection prior to export. It also sets up standards of quality for commodities.

Indian exporters from sectors including pharmaceuticals and agriculture face non-trade barriers in several markets such as China, Japan and European Union.

Speaking on the occasion, Quality Council of India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai said that the council is working with small and medium enterprises to increase quality of their goods and services.

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