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Foreign post office to benefit diamond sector

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Foreign post office to benefit diamond sector

SURAT: With the start of the Vikram Samvat new year, the Diamond got wings to supply products to over 139 countries at minimum cost.

Union minister of state Devusinh Chauhan inaugurated foreign post office facility to be provided by the department of posts on Wednesday.

Chauhan inaugurated the international business centre of the department of post under which the foreign post office facility will be provided. At the IBC, facilities like packaging, booking and customs documentation will be provided. Dedicated staff for these works will be deployed at the centre.

This was a long pending demand by Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI).

The facility is likely to benefit small and medium jewellery manufacturers. At present, they have to send samples or finished orders of small quantities through courier.

“Many times the cost is too high and since there was no alternative, they have to spend the amount. But with the option of a post office they can send small parcels at affordable cost,” said Dinesh Navadiya, regional chairman, GJEPC.

Small diamond jewellery manufacturers often receive orders for one or a few pieces. “At present, they take services of private courier firms. The couriers also don’t deliver goods to a few countries while the post office has ties with many countries,” Navadiya added.

Courtesy: Times of India

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