The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has recently inaugurated office in the premises of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI) in Ahmedabad in the State of Gujarat. The initiative by the council will boost the exports of apparel from the state. Further, an international exhibition will also be hosted by GCCI in March 2018. “Petroleum and other products have been kept out of GST and so there is an additional tax incidence of about 12 per cent. India’s competitors have FTA with buyers, their currency has depreciated so their exports are rising,” said Ashok Rajani, President of AEPC in Ahmedabad while inaugurating the office of AEPC.