Piyush Goyal Meets Export Promotion Councils To Seek Inputs For Foreign Trade Policy
Union Minister Piyush Goyal (Source: PTI) 

Piyush Goyal Meets Export Promotion Councils To Seek Inputs For Foreign Trade Policy

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Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal met export promotion councils, exporters body Federation of Indian Export Organisations and commodity boards to seek inputs for the foreign trade policy and steps that can be taken to boost India's outward shipments.

The export promotion councils also gave their views on India's free trade agreements and preferential trade agreements with other countries especially, Association of Southeast Asian Nations members, during the five-hour-long meeting held on Thursday, the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.

Pre-budget inputs from export promotion councils were also taken so that they may be sent to the finance ministry, it added.

The minister also asked the export promotion councils to study the non-tariff barriers being faced by them while exporting to other countries so that a study may be done to look at these NTBs.

It was also decided by the minister, in concurrence with all export promotion councils and Boards, that another meeting will be held after the Budget in February to review the tasks achieved and those still pending that were discussed in this meeting.

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