1957 SEPC (Shellac Export Promotion Council) was formed under sponsorship of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India to facilitate India's exports of shellac and lac based products
April 2005 SEPC's role was enhanced as the Nodal EPC for India's Non Timber Forest Produce, to facilitate exports of Veg Saps & Extracts, Guar Gum, Sesame seeds, Herbs, Niger. Seeds, Other Vegetable materials, Fixed Vegetable Oil, Cakes and more. Subsequently, SEPC was renamed as SHEFEXIL (Shellac & Forest Products Export Promotion Council) and now supports 860 individual products with 2140.94 US$ Million of exports in 2018-19.
October 2007 SHEFEXIL was declared as the nodal EPC for the North Eastern Region of India, to facilitate all exports from the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram & Sikkim