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.

In 2021, the Council successfully hosted a Webinar and also a physical Session with H E Mr. Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of Poland in India and H E Dr. TizitaMulugeta, Ambassador of Ethiopia in India.


Chairman :

Shri Mahesh Chandra Keyal

Co Chairman :

Shri Arun Kumar Garodia

Point of Contact :

Sukanya Basu

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