District Export Plan (DEP)

News: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has initiated a process to prepare and implement a District Export Plan (DEP).


District Export Plan

  • Will include the support required by the local industry in boosting their manufacturing and exports
  • Will include strategy to enhance logistics and infrastructure at the district level and better utilization of the Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme for inviting foreign buyers
  • The institutional structure set up at the district level for implementation of the District Export Plan will be headed by the Chief/ District Development Officer

Additional Information:

Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme:


  • To promote India‚Äôs Export on a sustained basis;
  • Focus Product-Focus country approach;
  • To evolve a specific strategy for enhancement of export accessing new market or increasing share in existing market.

Nodal Agency: Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

  • It is an attached office of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and is headed by the Director General of Foreign Trade.
  • It is responsible for implementing the Foreign Trade Policy with the main objective of promoting India’s exports.