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Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC), is the designated Nodal Agency of the State for the promotion of International Trade under the aegis of the Department of industries & Commerce, Government of Karnataka. Established in the year 1971 as Visvesvaraya Industrial Trade Centre (VITC), under the Karnataka Societies Act, it was renamed as VTPC in the year 2014.   It is named after the Chief architect of modern Karnataka, Bharat Ratna - Late Sir M.Visvesvaraya, who was instrumental in the industrialization of the State.
Through a range of incentives, policies, schemes, strategy initiatives and export oriented programs, VTPC provides impetus to the SEZs and EOUs across the State.  It also acts as a catalyst in representing the grievances/issues in trade to the right authorities for redressal.
VTPC is also the Nodal Agency for implementation of Trade Infrastructure for Export (TIES) Scheme which provides infrastructural support to enhance exports from the State. The Industrial Policy and State SEZ Policy 2009 announced by the Government of Karnataka provide a slew of Incentives and Concessions, through which VTPC has been instrumental in catalyzing and stimulating the exports landscape in the State. Further, the Geographical Indications Policy for Karnataka announced in May 2019, besides the proposed Services Sector Strategy formulated for the State have also recognized VTPC as the Nodal agency for the respective initiatives.

Last Updated: 08-07-2020 01:18 PM Updated By: VTPC

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