Govt extends existing foreign trade policy by 6 months

The government said it has always involved all stakeholders in formulating the policy.
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NEW DELHI: The commerce-ministry commerce ministry has extended the existing foreign trade policy (FTP 2015-20) by another six months till March 2023 on Monday.

The current Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) was to end on September 30. The government on Monday said it received requests from export promotion councils and leading exporters that the government should continue with the current Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20), which had been extended from time to time.

The government said it has always involved all stakeholders in formulating the policy.

Foreign trade policy provides a framework for increasing exports of goods and services as well as generation of employment and increasing value addition in the country.

In recent days, exporters and industry bodies have strongly urged the government that in view of the prevailing, volatile global economic and geo-political situation, it would be advisable to extend the current policy for some time, and undertake more consultations before coming out with the new policy.

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