TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of Germany’s TUV Rheinland Group, a worldwide leader in testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification, has signed an MoU with Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), engaged in promotion of exports of handicrafts from India, to work together in building capacity and capability in the handicraft sector.
The MoU was signed by Rakesh Kumar, executive director, EPCH and Charan Singh, regional director, TUV Rheinland India.
“EPCH is an apex organisation engaged in promotion of exports of handicrafts from the country and projects India's image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality of handicrafts goods and services” said Kumar. ”We are extremely pleased to join hands with TUV Rheinland India, a leading product certification and testing company of international repute, which will further give a boost to our critical objective of ensuring various measures towards compliance of international standards and specifications.”
“As per the terms of the partnership, TUV Rheinland India and EPCH will create awareness and disseminate knowledge to handicrafts exporters on issues relating to supply chain standardisation, processing, product certification and testing” said Singh. ”This would be done through multiple industry connect interventions like workshops, seminars and awareness programmes to enable the Indian handicrafts sector to meet international benchmarks”
“Both the organisations will also work cohesively to set up testing laboratories for the handicrafts sector and provide product-testing services to the handicrafts exporters at standardised rates” added Singh.
“TUV Rheinland is a synonym for quality and safety and with this collaboration we can definitely help EPCH in projecting India’s image as a reliable supplier of high quality handicraft goods in the world market” said Thomas Fuhrmann, managing director, TUV Rheinland India. (SV)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India