Capacity building of MSME exporters among key agendas in the meeting of RAs of DGFT

 New Delhi, Aug 11 (KNN) During the ongoing meeting of DGFT officials for giving specific suggestions on GST and Mid-Term review of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20, the officials will suggest measures for boosting employment generation, continued capacity building of export oriented Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and various concerns of exporters while importing raw materials under the GST regime.

The two-day meeting of all Regional Authorities of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and the SEZ Commissioners under the chairmanship of Director General of Foreign Trade, to take stock of the exports situation in the post GST regime, is being held in the national capital.

Regional Authorities, which are interfacing with the exporter community, will deliberate and give specific suggestions on GST and Mid-Term review of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20, Ministry of Commerce said in a release.

These include measures for boosting employment generation, continued capacity building of export oriented Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and various concerns of exporters while importing raw materials under the GST regime. 

Also, measures to simplify the various applications under the Foreign Trade Policy, including IEC, ANFs (Aayat Niryat Forms) and other procedural steps to facilitate “ease of doing business” are being deliberated.

The focus of the meeting is to clarify to Regional Authorities about various aspects of GST and to gain field-level stakeholder inputs on Mid-Term Review of Foreign Trade Policy so as to enhance export.

This is expected to growth momentum achieved recently in India’s exports is maintained and the export of goods and services remain competitive in the International market, the press release added