Commerce Ministry

Government to form Steering Committee to push growth at district level to 3%

Government to form Steering Committee to push growth at district level to 3%

The initiative will begin with 6 districts, including Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Muzaffarpur in Bihar, Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Solan in Himachal Pradesh.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:33 PM IST
China blames US of releasing negative information about trade relations

China blames US of releasing negative information about trade relations

China`s Commerce Ministry expressed concern on Thursday that the United States has been spreading negative information about the trade relationship between the world`s two largest economies.

Dec 07, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Suresh Prabhu calls for global financial architecture

Suresh Prabhu calls for global financial architecture

Prabhu also said he would soon visit Washington DC to meet the US Commerce Secretary and the trade representatives in the US to hold discussions on trade and commerce related issues.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Wholesale inflation rises to four-month high of 3.24% in August

Wholesale inflation rises to four-month high of 3.24% in August

Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) was 1.88 percent in July 2017 and 1.09 percent in August 2016.

Sep 14, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
'Commerce Ministry identifying select service segments to boost exports'

'Commerce Ministry identifying select service segments to boost exports'

GES, organised by the ministry, provides a platform to explore market opportunities across the world and meet global counterparts.

Sep 03, 2017, 15:29 PM IST
Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

The survey covers more than 3,000 enterprises across India and makes an effort to assess ease of doing business from their perspective as opposed to the perspective of policy makers.

Aug 28, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Commerce Ministry sets up task force on artificial intelligence

The panel comprised experts, academics, researchers and industry leaders. They will explore possibilities to leverage AI for development across various fields.

Aug 25, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
Nepal officials to hold talks with India on GST

Nepal officials to hold talks with India on GST

The delegation will discuss issues concerning Goods and Services Tax (GST) recently imposed in India in relation to the bilateral Trade and Transit Treaty between the two countries, officials said here.

Jul 10, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

Commerce Ministry to consider 62 SEZ projects for cancellation

Delhi State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation, Lark Projects, Mansarovar Industrial Development Corporation and Diamond IT Infracon have neither applied for LoA nor for notification of SEZ.

Jun 26, 2017, 16:06 PM IST
No reduction in H1B visas to India: Sitharaman

No reduction in H1B visas to India: Sitharaman

In a bid to ease apprehensions of the IT industry over the H1B visas, Commerce Ministry Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that India will get the same number of visas, though only the category of people to whom these are awarded may undergo a change.

May 20, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

GST to help improve India's exports: Sitharaman

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help improve India`s export growth.

May 20, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
Govt to unveil new IIP, WPI series on Friday

Govt to unveil new IIP, WPI series on Friday

The government will release on Friday the new series of Index of Industrial Production as well as Wholesale Price Index, with 2011-12 as the base year, so as to map economic activities more accurately.

May 08, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
HRD, Commerce Ministries flagged concerns over National Skill Universities: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy

HRD, Commerce Ministries flagged concerns over National Skill Universities: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy

The HRD and Commerce ministries have expressed certain reservations on the draft Bill to set up National Skill Universities and the issues are being examined, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Thursday.

Mar 16, 2017, 16:00 PM IST
Govt not in favour of concessions to Apple for setting up manufacturing unit in India: Sources

Govt not in favour of concessions to Apple for setting up manufacturing unit in India: Sources

In what could be a major blow to Apple Inc in its plan to set up a manufacturing unit in India, the Commerce Ministry is reportedly not in favour of concessions to the US tech giant for the same.

Jan 03, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
Apple in talks with government to open stores in India

Apple in talks with government to open stores in India

Apple Inc officials have met Commerce Ministry top brass amid its plans to open stores in India without initially having to source components locally.

Dec 07, 2016, 10:37 AM IST
Govt working on ways to cut logistics cost for exports

Govt working on ways to cut logistics cost for exports

The finance and railways ministries are working on ways to cut logistics costs which make exports uncompetitive, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Thursday.

Nov 24, 2016, 16:00 PM IST
First BRICS Trade Fair in Delhi on October 12-14

First BRICS Trade Fair in Delhi on October 12-14

The first trade fair of the BRICS countries will be held here next week on October 12-14, as well as meetings of the BRICS Business Forum and BRICS Business Council, ahead of the leaders` summit in Goa, the Indian government said on Monday.

Oct 03, 2016, 15:37 PM IST
Is it the right time to devalue Indian rupee?

Is it the right time to devalue Indian rupee?

Till September 14, Finance and Commerce Ministry corridors were abuzz with possible rupee-devaluation topic. However, as the next day arrived, all these speculations went to the backburner.

Sep 16, 2016, 17:05 PM IST

STEELIMPORTS:Govt may not extend MIP on steel products beyond Oct 4

New Delhi:Government is unlikely to further extend the minimum import price (MIP) on certain steel products beyond October 4 as these items could be covered under anti-dumping duty, an official today said.

Sep 05, 2016, 17:04 PM IST

Govt asks CAIT to list issues hampering ease of doing biz

The Commerce Ministry on Tuesday asked traders body CAIT to prepare a list of issues, including taxation and banking, which are hindering ease of doing business in the country.

 

Jun 21, 2016, 16:28 PM IST