Newdelhi:11/5/21:Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal today held a meeting with the Export Promotion Councils to discuss various issues concerning international trade.
Mr. Goyal complimented the Exporters for their encouraging performance, even during such trying times. He noted that India’s merchandise exports in April this year were 30.21 billion dollars. This is an increase of 197.03 percent over USD 10.17 billion in April last year and an increase of 16.03 percent over USD 26.04 billion in April 2019. He said that the value of export in the first week of May 2021 is also up by almost 9 percent over the same period of 2019-20.
Regarding the issues raised by the participants, the Minister said they should approach the Covid helpdesk of the Department for resolving the problems emanating due to Covid related measures. He said that the Department of Commerce has taken up several issues of exporters with the Ministry of Finance for their early resolution. He called upon the exporters to take advantage of the Production-Linked Incentive schemes for various sectors which have been announced.