Buyer Seller Meet, Chile during October 14-15, 2019 and Peru during October 17-18, 2019

No.CLE/IMD-BSM/Chile & Peru /2019                                       30th May 2019

To

All Members of CLE

Dear Sir,

As part of Annual Action Plan 2019-20, the Council is organizing the Buyer Seller Meet in Santiago, Chile during October 14-15, 2019 and Lima, Peru during October 17-18, 2019 under the MAI assistance of 2019-20 as per the following details.
BSM, Chile
Date : October 14-15, 2019
Venue : Hotel Crowne Plaza, Santiago
Exhibit Profile:  All Leather Products and Footwear

BSM, Peru
Date : October 17-18, 2019
Venue : Hotel Jose Antonio, Lima

Exhibit Profile:  All Leather Products and Footwear

  1. Import Potential of Chile and Peru

Among the Latin American countries, Chile stands first in importing leather & leather products from India. Chile’s import of leather and leather products has increased from US$ 1264.39 million in 2013 to US$ 1328.04 million in 2017. India exports leather and leather products worth US$ 45 million in 2017, accounting for a share of 3.38% in Chile’s total import value. Footwear, both leather and non-leather footwear is the largest commodity being imported by Chile followed by Leather Goods, Garments and Saddlery & Harness.

Peru is also one of the potential countries in Latin America, importing leather and leather products.   Peru’s import of leather and leather products has increased from US$ 411.38 million in 2013 to US$ 441.59 million in 2017. Footwear is the largest commodity being imported by Peru followed by Leather Goods, Garments and Saddlery & Harness.

  1. Participation Fee :

Subsidized participation fee :  Rs 50,000 per company.

Non Subsidized participation fee :  Rs. 2.00 lakhs. Members, who are not eligible for claiming MAI funding support ie. Members who have already participated in two MAI Events during the current year 2019-20 and Members who have participated in the Chile & Peru events under MAI grant for more than 3 times, will be under the Non-subsidized participation.

  1. Buyer Mobilisation :

As in the past editions, the Council, as advised by the Embassy will be engaging M/s Santiago Chamber of Commerce in Chile and M/s Lima Chamber of Commerce in Peru for buyer mobilization.

  1. Product Display:

Each company will be provided a 9 sq.mtr stand with the display accessories as per their product of display.

  1. Visa :

Members have to arrange Visa to Chile and Peru on their own.  CLE will issue the Visa Recommendation Letters to the participants.  Non-issuance of Visa will not be considered as a reason for withdrawal of participation.

  1. MAI Air Fare Reimbursement

Members who are eligible to participate under the MAIS-Subsidized Participation are eligible to claim Airfare Reimbursement subject to the Airfare Funding Approval by the Government for 2019-20 and compliance of the following Conditions :

1 14 Days Advance notice- excluding date of travel & receipt of application date
2 FOB Value in the preceding year between Rs 3 lakhs to  Rs.30 Crores
3 Completed 12 months of membership in CLE
4 Person attending the fair – Regular Director / Partner / Proprietor
5 Restricted to Three times airfare received under MDA & MAIS  for a particular event     
6 Claims with Original Boarding Pass

The MAIS Intimation Application is enclosed herewith, the same may be kindly filled in and sent to the Council by giving minimum 14 days Advance Notice excluding Date of Receipt of Application in the Council and Date of Departure from the country.  The same will be considered subject to the Airfare Funding Approval given by the Government for 2019-20 and compliance of the above Six Conditions.

  1. Last Date for confirming participation in BSM in Chile & Peru:  

Members interested to participate in the BSM in Chile & Peru are requested to confirm their participation by remitting the full payment to the Council before Friday, 14 June 2019 along with the filled in Application form.     Members may please note that Council is organizing the BSM with only 25 participants and booths will be allotted on First Come First Served basis.

  1. Refund Policy:

Members may note that there will be No refund of participation fee in case of cancellation of participation.

  1. Participation Fee Remittance:

Participation fee may be remitted to CLE’s bank account as detailed below:

Beneficiary Name – Council for Leather Exports
Bank   –   Canara Bank
Branch   – Park Town Branch, Chennai 3
IFS Code – CNRB0000976
SB Account – 0976101016996

With regards,

R Selvam, IAS
Executive Director
Council for Leather Exports