PM to chair inter-state trade meet

TALKING TRADE: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma (left) with Ficci Senior Vice President Ranjan Bharti Mittal in New Delhi on Friday. AFP

“...Prime Minister has been kind to consent to my request to chair the first meeting (of Inter-State Trade Council),” Commerce & Industry Minister Anand Sharma said.
Exporters are complaining that they have to deal with lot of paper work and complex procedures which delay exports. “...we will go in for simplification of procedures, which are difficult both for the industrialists and industries in different states,” the commerce minister said.

The council meeting is expected to be attended by state finance ministers and senior officials of central government. Further, Sharma said all customs and revenue notifications relating to fiscal benefits announced for exporters in the new Foreign Trade Policy will be put out next week.

Addressing an interactive session with trade and industry here, he said, to start with all customs and revenue notifications stipulating benefits for exporters will be notified next week.

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