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2nd Meeting of Board of Trade (BoT)

Circular No. ES/73/2017-18                                                                                                     June 14, 2017

To:  Members of the Council

Sub: 2nd Meeting of Board of Trade (BoT)

Dear Member,

As you are aware DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 21/2015-20 dated 23rd March, 2016 reconstituting the Board of Trade.

Shri Narain Aggarwal, Chairman of the Council is an Ex-Officio member of the re-constituted Board of Trade. The Board of Trade is Chaired by Minister of State (Independent Charge) Commerce and Industry.

The Reconstituted Board of Trade includes Members from the industry & academia (Non-official Members), Heads of trade & industry associations (Ex-officio Members) and Top Government Officials.

The Board of Trade inter-alia, advises the Government on policy measures related to Foreign Trade Policy in order to achieve the objective of boosting India’s trade.

We are glad to inform you that the 2nd meeting of BoT will be held on 20th June, 2017 to discuss Mid-Term Review of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020; re-aligning of FTP schemes in line with rollout of GST.

Members are requested to send us their views/suggestions on the above mentioned subject to the Council on at the earliest but not later than 16th June, 2017.

Your prompt response and concise & practical suggestions would be greatly appreciated and the same shall be taken up for redressal. 

This is for your information.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


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