The 26th Annual General Meeting of CCIA and 54th Anniversary of Handmade Nepalese-Tibetan Carpet Export year 2016 ( 2073) was successfully completed on 04 December, 2016 .
Mr. Chhiring Sherpa, President of Central Carpet Industries Association on his welcome speech focused on the sustainable of Nepalese handmade carpet in the current international market.
He asked the Government of Nepal to announce the Nepal carpet export year, allocate necessary budgets, and prepare programs for it. This program will definitely promote the Handmade carpets in the international market.
He also focused that if this program would be successful, the carpet buyers and users would understand that Nepal is quality carpet producer and exporter in the world and we can increase our trade and generate more foreign currency from carpets business in coming years.
On the auspicious occasion President Sherpa hoped that the Government of Nepal would give a high priority for the Nepalese carpet industry and announce the Nepal carpet export year with its plan and program of national interest. Mr. Sherpa also gave his opinions on multiple aspects of carpet industry, basically he pointed out to establish a Carpet Development School in order to develop the expert manpower for the raw wool, yarn color, cut, quality, monitoring, labeling, designing, trademark, environment friendly Production, etc.
The school would helpful for better management of carpet work in the manufacturer Industries in Nepal.
President Sherpa also believes that if they get necessary help and facilities from the Government of Nepal and donor countries they can raise the hybrid mountain sheep in our own country and they can be independent in better in carpet manufacturing. He still hopeful that the Nepalese carpet export condition will improve and reach to the similar prosperous condition as it was seen years ago in 1993/94.
That is only possible if all side of concerned authorities and individual will support for their carpet industry on time. On this auspicious occasion, Chief Guest of the program Right Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ( Prachanda),
the Government of Nepal had consented to grace the special ceremony. Rt. Honorable Prime Minister gave important opinions along with hope to help in order to promote and develop the Nepalese carpets in future.
On that special occasion of 54th Anniversary of the Handmade Nepalese Tibetan Woolen Carpet export across the globe and 26th Annual General Meeting of this Association; the Central Carpet Industries Association Nepal, the Nepalese Carpet Sector, and people of Nepal has honor the Government of United States of America for promoting the Handmade Nepalese Tibetan Woolen Carpet since 1993 A. D. and stands the first position to import the Handmade Nepalese Woolen Carpets in the world for the fiscal year 2015 – 2016 & passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 on the duty-free facility for 66 types of Nepalese products including Nepalese Woolen Carpets in the US market for 10 years for its continuous support and an incomparable contribution towards Handmade Nepalese-Tibetan Woolen Carpet since 1993 to till date.
On behalf of the Embassy of the United States of America in Nepal. Representing Her Excellency Ambassador, Mr. Kevin C. Price ,Economic and Commercial Officer received the letter of
appreciation for the promotion of handmade carpets in the US markets from the Government of United States of America .
On this occasion The Central Carpet Industries Association Nepal appointed to Mr. Reto Aschwanden Managing Director of Label STEP as a Brand Ambassador of Handmade Nepali Carpets
for the promotion of Handmade Nepalese Tibetan carpet in the international market and to continue the commitment of fair conditions for the artisans and their family in carpet industries.
Mr. Nurbu Lama, Managing Director of the Himalayan Art Carpet was awarded for securing the 1st position by exporting the Nepalese Handmade Woolen Carpet quantity wise from Nepal in F.Y. 2072/73 ( 2015/016),
Mr. Tenzing Zeopa Lama, Managing Director of The Shangrila Carpet & Handicraft Pvt. Ltd. for securing the 1st position by earning the foreign currency exporting the Nepalese Handmade Woolen Carpet amount wise from Nepal in F.Y. 2072/73(2015/016).
Mr. Tsewang Damadul Lama, Managing Director of the Third Eye International was awarded with for dedication and tremendous contribution for innovation and development of the Nepalese Handmade Woolen Carpet in F.Y. 2072/73( 2015/016).
Mr.Ishwari Prasad Ghimire, Executive Director, Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC), Ministry of Commerce, the Government of Nepal was awarded with Letter of Appreciation for his efforts in order to facilitate the private sector including the development, diversification, and promotion of Nepalese Carpet Industries.
General Secretary Mr. Nyima Lama presented the progress report of fiscal year2073/7 and highlighted the next fiscal year2073/07 programme.
Treasurer of CCIAN Mr. Risangbo Sherpa presented the statement of income and expenditure of fiscal year 2072/73 .The General Assembly approved all of the agendas which were presented in the General Meeting.
The General Secretary Mr. Nyima Lama also gave the vote of thanks and formally concluded the AGM.