Membership of the Group is open to all States (Countries) and
the European Union which are interested in the production or
consumption of or international trade in “jute” or “jute
products” and with the agreement of the Council to any
intergovernmental organisation having responsibilities in
respect of the negotiation, conclusion and application of
Why should a
country be Member of IJSG?
fertilisation of ideas among producers/exporters and
consumers/importers of jute and jute products.
Advantages of knowing and understanding the requirement of
market of the other members.
support to the poverty alleviation programmes in the least
to the technologies developed by IJSG through its executing
Opportunity to participate in projects to be initiated by
the IJSG depending on the availability of funds and
Contribute to the growth of jute as a natural fibre in the
global economy to be accelerated by Doha Development Agenda
and the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development.
Establish/maintain contacts with the interested government
countries, non-government institutions, private sector
organisations and all other jute, kenaf and allied fibres
Who are the
Members of the IJSG?
are producing country members while Switzerland
with its 27 Member States i.e.
Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Austria,
Finland, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, United Kingdom,
France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic,
Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania
are consuming country members.
Who are the
Observers of the IJSG?
Observers from different potential member countries attend the
IJSG Council Sessions, they are: Indonesia, China, Malaysia,
Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Russian
Federation, Thailand, Vietnam and FAO.
Who are the
Associate Members of IJSG?
Associate Membership of the Group is open to those organisations
and entities who are not entitled to full membership. This
includes all associations, companies and other entities
concerned with the development of jute and jute products.Currently
it has 177 members with representation from
Bangladesh, Brazil, China,
Cote d’ Ivoire, Denmark, France,
India, Japan, Jordan,
Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Poland, Russia,
South Korea, Switzerland, Syria, The Netherlands, United Arab
Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK) and Vietnam.
role is being played by the IJSG from IJO?
The IJSG is
different from the erstwhile IJO in many ways. A few important
provides legal space within its framework for the private sector
to participate in the discussions and projects of IJSG and
contribute significantly to the activities concerned with the
growth of jute economy.
It focuses on issues like jute diversification, poverty
alleviation, employment generation (particularly of women) and
other socially relevant issues.
IJSG works closely with Member Governments and their
institutions and has the role of a catalyst with regard to
IJSG Secretariat has a lean and efficient administrative
structure to carryout the tasks set by the Council.