Council on Foreign Trade

About the Council

The Council works on the vision to encompass all commercial activities to promote the transfer of goods, services, resources, people, ideas, and technologies across national borders. Participation in international trade provides a variety of benefits to the developing countries. They may obtain gains through resource allocation according to comparative advantage; the exploitation of economies of scale and increased capacity utilization; improvements in technology; increases in domestic savings and foreign direct investment; and increased employment.

The Council hosts “EXIM Conclave” on Foreign Trade Policy in association with FIEO including Commerce Ministry, DGFT, Banks, Port Trust and Customs. The Council organises Seminars, Events and Sessions with different foreign embassies to discuss the trade policies and its pros and cons with the dignitaries. The main objective of the Council is to encourage the bilateral and multilateral trade practice of the industry and business.

Over the last two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented global disruption to economies and livelihoods.  The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains globally. Industry is trying to pick up its rhythm of high growth path now. During this recovery phase, MCCI has come forward with MCCI EXIM Facilitation Cell with an objective to assist members in addressing issues related trade faced by them.

MCCI invites industries specially the exporters and importers to come forward to take benefits of the services provided by the MCCI EXIM Facilitation Cell. The services provided are:
 Awareness on Policy Changes and its implication
 Redressal of the issues
 Handholding and mentoring
 Sharing of new opportunities in terms of new markets and new products


Chairman :

Shri Mahesh Chandra Keyal


Co Chairman :

Shri Arun Kumar Garodia

Shri Shrikant Jain


Point of Contact :

Smt. Sukanya Basu


Back to Councils