Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu launched Niryat Mitra –
mobile App which provides wide range of information required to undertake
international trade right from the policy provisions for export and import,
applicable GST rate, available export incentives, tariff, preferential tariff,
market access requirements – SPS and TBT measures.
The most interesting part is that all the information is
available at tariff line. The app works internally to map the ITC HS code of
other countries with that of India and provides all the required data without
the users bothering about the HS code of any country. Presently the app comes
with the data of 87 countries.
The app developed by the Federation of Indian Export
Organization is available on Android and on IOS form.
Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Prabhu said that digital
technology is going to play a key role in trade and business and this app is a
step towards Digital India. He said that the exports are showing good sign and
registering increase at the rate of 20 per cent.
He said that the government is working on to further increase
the ease of doing business. The Minister further stated that the app will
provide big opportunity to everybody and help promote export interests in the
country. He invited the industry to make the most of the app and take to
exports. He also said the Human Resource tool of the app enables candidates
with interest in the international trade sector to register and apply against
the vacancies arising in the sector. Companies can also search the profiles of
the candidates and engage them.