News & Events List


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09/2018
Twenty-nine food safety labs in 25 states & UTs taken up for upgrades

Under the Central sector scheme of lab upgrades, 29 state food safety laboratories in 25 states and Union Territories (UTs) have been taken up so far for upgrades, while FSSAI ...

11

09/2018
Government procures 38 mn tonnes rice so far in 2017-18; exceeds target

The Centre's rice procurement has surpassed the target at 38 million tonnes so far in the ongoing 2017-18 marketing year that will end this month, a senior food ministry of...

01

09/2018
Indian agro exporters to get subsidy on sea routes

Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) and co-operative institutes in the state of Maharashtra will get a subsidy of ?30.000 (€365) per container if they export fruits and vege...

22

08/2018
Badal urges food processing firms to contribute to Kerala flood relief

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, minister of food processing industries, Government of India, has appealed to all the firms in the food processing industry to come to the aid of the victi...

11

08/2018
India-Myanmar border opens for trade

India's border with Myanmar was formally opened on Wednesday to facilitate trade between the two countries, officials said.   A function was held in the morning on...

26

07/2018
India extends $200 million credit lines to Rwanda; PM Modi holds talks with President Kagame

India on Monday extended $200 million lines of credit to Rwanda as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with President Paul Kagame and discussed measures to st...

10

07/2018
India does not subsidise exports, complies with WTO norms: Suresh Prabhu

Dispelling the misconception that India subsidises its exports, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu today asserted that the country fully complies with the guidelines of the WTO, ...

21

06/2018
India Says US Trade Preference Program Enhances Pace Of Economic Reforms

India today told the Trump administration that the Generalized System of Preference program (GSP) would enhance India's development and the pace of economic reforms, urging...

12

06/2018
Oilmeal export in May 2018 provisionally estimated to be 97,036 tonne

The export of oilmeal in May 2018 was provisionally reported at 97,036 tonne, compared to 1,44,524 tonne in May 2017. The overall export in April and May 2018 was reported at 3...

30

05/2018
Boosting ASEAN ties: Modi to visit Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

As part of India's efforts to boost ties with Southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore from May ...

17

05/2018
Government approves Rs 5,000 crore for dedicated micro irrigation fund

In line with the Prime Minister's ‘per drop more crop’ initiative, the government on Wednesday approved a corpus of Rs 5,000 crore for the setting up of a dedi...

07

05/2018
GST Council meet today to consider simplified tax returns, cess on sugar

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is set to hold its 27th meeting on Friday to decide on the proposals to simplify the return-filing process and consider imposing cess ...

18

04/2018
APEDA-PHDCCI to host Reverse Buyers and Sellers Meet to promote mango exports

In a bid to Promote Export of Mango and Mango products, APEDA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in association with PHD chamber of Commerce and Industry, is organizing the Re...

09

04/2018
Over 8,500 startups recognised as on March 30

Minister of State of Commerce & Industry C. R Chaudhary on Wednesday said that a total of 8,625 Start-ups have been recognised as on 30 March, 2018.    ...

31

03/2018
India, China to resolve agri, pharma trade issues in shadow of trade war

India-China trade talks, which ended on Tuesday, saw the two countries signing joint minutes, beating the earlier record of 2014 when it took almost a month to agree on a stat...

24

03/2018
Foreign Trade Policy review last year stressed on phasing out export sops

Long before the US lashed out at India for exceeding the time period for giving subsidies to its exporters, the government had taken cognisance of the fact that the existing e...

17

03/2018
Cabinet gives nod to MoU between India & Iran for cooperation in agri

The Cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Iran for cooperation in the...

10

03/2018
International Food & Hospitality Fair, Aahar To Take Place In Delhi This March

Delhi is all set to host the 33rd chapter of Asia’s best-known fair dedicated to the food, beverage and hospitality industries, Aahar. Organized by the India Trade Promo...

03

03/2018
India ready for business, a free destination for Enterprises: PM Modi at India Korea Business Summit

Eyeing at attracting investments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at India Korea Business Summit 2018 said that the country is ready for business and is now transfo...

24

02/2018
Exporters' body hails MEIS based on HS Code

Exporters' body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) recently said the recent decision by the DGFT to process majority of claims on HS code basis will help exp...

17

02/2018
Exporters seek clarity on e-way bill on moving goods from dry to sea ports

Exporters have sought clarity from the government on the functioning of the eway bill when goods move from dry ports to sea ports for export and when they move between special...

10

02/2018
Union Budget 2018: A Realistic Approach to boost Indian Economy

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley presented the union budget for 2018-19 with a new developmental framework with prime focuses on agrarian economy, rural development, social ...

03

02/2018
Budget 2018: Modi government plans mega expansion of rural infrastructure

The Budget has proposed a big expansion of the network of rural roads and agricultural markets, along with concrete steps to help farmers get better prices with the help of a ...

24

01/2018
India asks Germany to help relax new EU rice import rule

As the new stringent EU rice import rule kicked in this month, India has asked Germany to use its good offices to resolve the issue at the earliest.    ...

13

01/2018
Prabhu, UK Minister discuss ways to boost trade

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu held talks with his British counterpart, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on Thursday, as the two countries look for opportu...

01

01/2018
Commerce Ministry to study impact of Chinese imports

A staggering trade deficit of $51 billion with China has prompted the government to conduct a study on the impact of Chinese imports and the extent to which they have displaced...

21

12/2017
Hike in minimum import price boosts arecanut prices

The import of arecanut has come down significantly boosting the prices of the nut at domestic markets after the Centre increased the minimum import price (MIP) for arecanut fro...

15

12/2017
India looks to set up more land ports to tap potential: Kiren Rijiju

India is looking to set up a few more land ports, buoyed by the success of such integrated check posts in Agartala and other places, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Ri...

07

12/2017
Higher export relief for labour-intensive sectors

The mid-term review of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) has brought in additional relief worth Rs.8,450 crore annually for the labour-intensive and micro, small and medium en...

01

12/2017
Delhi plans to create price stabilisation fund for onions

With rising onion prices becoming a recurring problem in many parts of the country, including the national capital, the Delhi government is believed to have suggested constitut...

21

11/2017
India increases import duties on edible oils as domestic prices of Oilseeds plunged below MSP

India has increased import duties on various edible oils ranging between 60% to even 100% on some oils like crude palm oil. With prices of oilseeds plunging way below the minim...

15

11/2017
Onion export jumps 56% in Apr-July, but India now importing

India's onion export rose by 56 per cent to 12.29 lakh tonnes in April-July this year, but the country has now gone in for import of the kitchen staple as retail prices hav...

06

11/2017
India ponders pulse import limits

India is contemplating import duties on peas and lentils, says a commodity markets specialist.   In an article he wrote for the Hindu Business Line, G. Chandrashekhar ...

25

10/2017
Exporters can soon claim refund for GST paid in Aug, Sept: GSTN CEO

Exporters can soon start claiming refunds for GST paid in August and September as GSTN will this week launch an online application for processing of refund, its Chief Executive...

11

10/2017
GST benefits will have positive impact on exporters, SMEs

The GST relief given to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and exporters will have a positive impact, industry body SMERA said on Monday.   The GST Council on F...

22

08/2017
No plans for duty-free sugar imports: Paswan

The country has sufficient stock of sugar available and there are no plans to allow further imports of the sweetener at zero duty, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. ...

04

08/2017
Branding Strategy for Export Oriented Indian Products

Indias Foreign Trade Policy Statement released in 2015emphasises the need of a branding strategy. The India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) established by the Department of Com...

24

07/2017
Despite record production, Indian wheat imports to continue

India is expected to import up to 4 million tonnes of wheat this fiscal year, despite a bumper harvest, due to the cheaper availability of the commodity in the international ma...

17

07/2017
GST row: MSME ministry fully equipped with policies to guard SMEs

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) has shown their readiness and preparedness to guide and help the sector related to issues and concerns of the newly in...

10

07/2017
iiiEM celebrating 10 Years of Achievement

Ten years ago, the launch of iiiEM (International Institute of Import & Export Management) created a new type of export import training center – one that brought toge...

05

07/2017
FSSAI issues directive considering yeast approved ingredient in bakery

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a directive regarding the usage of yeast in the baking industry. According to it, yeast is now considered a...

26

06/2017
Sushma Swaraj bats for RCEP conclusion to boost trade with ASEAN

  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Thursday said that bilateral trade between India-ASEAN has picked up after two years of slow growth even as she ba...

19

06/2017
India's exports rise by 8 pc in May'17

India's exports rose by 8.32 percent during May 2017, official data showed on Thursday.   Exports grew by 8.32 percent to $24.01 billion from $22.17 billion worth ...

31

05/2017
Huge potential for MSMEs in e-commerce exports, requires changes in MEIS

The huge potential of e-commerce towards retail exports from India will only be feasible through modifications in the current Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) polic...

19

05/2017
MoFPI considering creating authority to oversee food processing operations

The ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI) is actively considering the creation of an apex body to oversee the food processing and allied sector activities. Harsimrat K...

19

04/2017
India completes 10 years of mango exports to Japan

The country will be almost completing a decade of export of the famed Alphonso mangoes to Japan this season, top officials of the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board ...