Roundtable on India’s Foreign Trade Policy

November 29, 2014, New Delhi, India
On the 29th of November 2014, CUTS International jointly organised a Roundtable on India’s Foreign Trade Policy in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and India and IPE Global Ltd. It provided a platform for an exchange of views between Indian business and concerned policy-makers to discuss various critical aspects of India’s trade policy. More than 70 participants representing various industry bodies and other stakeholders participated in this Roundtable. Bipul Chatterjee, Deputy Executive Director of CUTS International gave a presentation on its publication: ‘Development Dimensions of India’s National Foreign Trade Policy’. He highlighted the findings of a pan-India project that was undertaken by CUTS International earlier this year. The keynote address was delivered by Mr Pravir Kumar, Director General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Government of India. He noted that the previous policy had been extended due to a number of extenuating circumstances and explained that in preparing the new trade policy there had been extensive consultations with all stakeholders and to the extent possible, these suggestions had been included in the draft.