Freight for­warders with NCTF

The Govern­ment of In­dia con­sti­tuted a Na­tional Com­mit­tee on Trade Fa­cil­i­ta­tion (NCTF) un­der the Chair­man­ship of the Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary to de­velop the pan-In­dia roadmap for trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion.

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The move is a fol­low up of In­dia’s rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the WTO Agree­ment on Trade Fa­cil­i­ta­tion (TFA) in April 2016. Ma­jor trade as­so­ci­a­tions as mem­bers of NCTF in­clude Con­fed­er­a­tion of In­dian In­dus­try (CII), Fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Cham­bers of Com­merce (FICCI), Fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Ex­port Or­gan­i­sa­tions (FIEO), As­so­ci­ated Cham­bers of Com­merce of In­dia (AS­SOCHAM), Fed­er­a­tion of Freight For­warders’ As­so­ci­a­tions in In­dia (FFFAI), etc and Joint Sec­re­tary, Cus­toms, CBEC will be its mem­ber sec­re­tary. Com­ment­ing on the for­ma­tion, Samir Shah, Chair­man, FFFAI said, “It’s a prag­matic step to­wards achiev­ing the goal of WTO Trade Fa­cil­i­ta­tion Agree­ment. We are very happy that the govern­ment has taken FFFAI as its mem­ber to add the freight for­ward­ing in­dus­try per­spec­tive. Our fed­er­a­tion would pro­vide NCTF with all nec­es­sary in­puts based on the feed­back from the freight for­ward­ing com­mu­nity in In­dia to ben­e­fit the for­eign trade and the coun­try’s econ­omy at large.”

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