Na­tional lo­gis­tics por­tal to boost trade com­pet­i­tive­ness

Governance Now - - E-GOV NOTES -

Ana­tional lo­gis­tics por­tal is be­ing de­vel­oped to en­sure ease of trad­ing in the in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic mar­kets, as In­dia eyes low­er­ing lo­gis­tics cost from 14 per­cent of GDP to less than 10 per­cent by 2022, the com­merce min­istry has said. The por­tal will link all the stake­hold­ers of ex­port-im­port, do­mes­tic trade and all trade ac­tiv­i­ties on a sin­gle plat­form, thereby gen­er­at­ing jobs, in­creas­ing trade com­pet­i­tive­ness and help­ing the coun­try trans­form into a lo­gis­tics hub, com­merce and in­dus­try min­is­ter Suresh Prabhu said. The por­tal will be im­ple­mented in phases. Stake­hold­ers like traders, man­u­fac­tur­ers, lo­gis­tics ser­vice providers, in­fra­struc­ture providers, fi­nan­cial ser­vices, gov­ern­ment departments and groups and as­so­ci­a­tions will all be on one plat­form.

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