Export Sector Problems were addressed by Prabhu
To discuss the problem faced by the Export Sector, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, organizes a meeting with Government officials and Export Organisation in New Delhi recently for taking necessary steps to solve the exporter’s problems.
Prabhu highlighted the declining trend of export credit in recent months. He suggested that banks may be asked to encourage a flow of credit to the export sector particularly to MSMEs for generating more employment. The Commerce Minister also urged to make Input Tax Credit (ITC) refund online to ensure that the export refund is seamless and also transparent and accountable.
Representatives of the export sector highlighted the problems of pre-import under advance authorisation and urged the Minister to bring the notification deleting the condition with retrospective effect. He asked Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, to look into it so that genuine exporters are not harassed.
Banking issues like caution listing of exporters, third party/ third country exports and list of items to be traded with Iran were also deliberated and Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, agreed to discuss such issues with banks in the meeting scheduled on 22nd January 2019.
The export industry acknowledged the support provided by the Government by extending Interest Equalisation Scheme to merchant exporters which will boost exports of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units.
Minister of State for Finance, senior officers from Finance, Revenue, DGFT and Department of Commerce and representatives of Federation of Indian Export Organisations, Pharmexcil, Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, Engineering Export Promotion Council and Chemexcil were present in the meeting.
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