A 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, is being held on August 10th and 11th in the national
capital in order to take stock of the exports situation in the post GST regime.
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.
These include measures for boosting employment generation, continued
capacity building of export oriented Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) and
various concerns of exporters while importing raw materials under the GST
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. It is expected the
growth momentum achieved recently in India’s exports is maintained and the
export of goods and services remains competitive in the International market.