World Trade Centre Mumbai...
The First Operating WTC in India
About Us / Our Vision
World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai is constantly endeavouring to improve and enrich the quality of its facilities and services to meet the changing demands of the business community. Set-up in 1970, the WTC Mumbai is the ideal platform for corporate institutions from India and overseas to expand their business operations. It is a project of a non-profit organization by M. Visvesvaraya Industrial Research and Development Centre and is supported by the Government of India, the State Government of Maharashtra and the private sector.
WTC Mumbai’s vision is to be India’s Preferred Catalyst for International Trade Development. Indeed it is the only operating WTC in India for the time being and is a member of the WTCA network of 323 WTCs globally in 95 countries.
Objectives / Services
1) Trade Promotion and Trade Facilitation
WTC Mumbai organizes Buyer/Seller Meets for visiting overseas delegations and Indian Trade Missions to enable businessmen from India to explore overseas opportunities. It provides business matchmaking (B2B) services to its members and its visiting delegations. It has over 70 agreements of cooperation with chambers of commerce and trade associations from all over the world.
Trade Information facilities include Trade Library and access to WTCA Online, which enables members to access trade information at their convenience. WTC Mumbai also provides guidance on policy, procedures, as well as assistance in redressal of grievances of members with concerned government departments, financial institutions and policy makers.
WTC Mumbai is authorized by the Commerce Ministry (Government of India) to issue Certificate of Origin to assist export activity. Also sector-specific international exhibitions and conferences are organized by WTC Mumbai to facilitate international trade and investments. Innovations Expos, Global Economic Summits are some such examples.
Trade Point is a source of trade-related information, a trade facilitation center as well as a gateway to global electronic networks. WTC Mumbai is also the operating Trade Point in India and a member of the World Trade Point Federation (WTPF, Geneva) having a network of 100 trade points in 70 countries.
2) Knowledge-based Services: Research & Development
Research & Development is one of the principal objectives of WTC Mumbai and it has undertaken a number of R & D endeavours. Research- based seminars and studies are conducted from time-to-time for the benefit of industries, diplomatic missions, services and business sectors. The Centre also brings out a bi-monthly international trade journal “World Trade Research and Information Report” which provides a wide range of information on international trade.
WTO Study Centre provides information/details about WTO agreements and their implications for Indian Industries.
WTC offers Impex Databank, which is India’s first ever computerized database on India’s Imports and Exports based on the “Customs Daily List.” This Database helps not only in identifying export products and import substitution, but also helps in evaluating prices effectively. It covers India’s 12 major ports.
3) Space-based Services
|The WTC Complex has three centrally air-conditioned buildings having a total built-up area of about 1.5 million sq. ft. and houses under one roof, various offices and agencies involved in different aspects of international trade.
Indeed WTC fosters business development through its wide spectrum of infrastructure facilities such as Business Centre, office spaces and banqueting facilities for conferences and seminars. Centerpoint (our Business Centre) offers the optimal location for the conduct of various business and trade events since it is equipped with proficient secretarial and state-of-the art communication facilities. In addition, the complex also has the Arcade which houses showrooms and a fully airconditioned Expo Center. The Expo Center has been a preferred venue for many leading trade and consumer shows annually.
4) Education-based Services
WTC Mumbai offers renowned courses viz Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Trade, Post Graduate Diploma in Forex and Risk Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Electricity Regulation through the World Trade Institute, which is the educational wing of WTC Mumbai.