Council for Trade Development and Promotion Constituted

Dated July 3, 2015 | Copy of | Notification | It has been decided to constitute the Council for Trade Development and Promotion with immediate effect in order to ensure a continuous dialogue with State Governments and UTs on measures for providing an International trade enabling environment in the States and to create a framework for making the States active partners in boosting India’s exports. 2. The compositions of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion would be as below:- Trade Development and Promotion 3. The Terms of Reference for the Council for Trade Development and Promotion would be as follows: i. To provide a platform to State Governments and UTs for articulating their perspectives on trade policy; ii. To provide a platform to Government of India for apprising State Governments and UTs about international developments affecting India’s trade potential and opportunities and to prepare them to deal with evolving situation; iii. To help State Governments develop and pursue export strategies in line with national Foreign Trace Policy; iv. To provide a platform for deliberation on the need for infrastructure relevant for promoting trade and for identification of impediments and infrastructure gaps which adversely affect India’s exports; v. To facilitate a mechanism for discussion on operationalization of trade infrastructure. 4. The Council will be recommendatory in nature and will meet at least once every year. The meetings of the Council will be held at Delhi or anywhere in the country. Records of the discussion will be kept. 5. The Council will be served by the Joint Secretary, in-charge of mainstreaming work.

Sd/- (Sanjay Chadha) Jt. Secy.

S.O.1798(E) No.10/21/2015-SC Issued by: Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Commerce) New Delhi

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