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Centre pushes for reviving export commissioner posts for boosting trade

The export commissioners will be expected to operate under clear targets to expand exports from their states


Subhomoy Bhattacharjee New Delhi
The Centre will provide budgetary support to states that revive the scheme of export commissioners to make trade a key deliverable in their economic policies. It is also expected to help the Centre mobilise strong political support from the state governments when it cuts import duties and signs trade agreements to allow more imports.  

Along with the ongoing expansion of the department of commerce at the Centre, pushing for a senior officer-led new department—an export promotion cell at state levels -- is therefore seen as crucial. Central government mandarins hope India's export of goods and services will jump from the

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First Published: Nov 22 2022 | 4:15 PM IST

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