Focus is on SEZ Revival, Export Credit: Sitharaman
New Delhi: Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said the government is open to handhold export sectors desperately in need of help, especially the revival of special economic zones (SEZs) and making it easier for industry to do business in them.
At the first meeting of the reconstituted Board of Trade, the minister also stated the importance of the external affairs ministry in negotiating India’s free-trade agreements.
The commerce department has also identified four measures to boost exports, which have declined for the past 15 months due to lacklustre global demand. These steps are according priority sector status for export credit, boosting shipments from micro, small and medium enterprises, promoting organic produce and re-