DGFT launches “Trade Facilitation Mobile App” to promote exports

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Union Minister of Commerce and Industry has launched the Directorate General of Foreign Trade’s(DGFT) Trade Facilitation Mobile Application.

About Trade Facilitation Mobile Application:
  •  Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) developed the Trade Facilitation Mobile Application. It is as per the directions of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  • Aim: The aim is to promote ease of doing business by providing quick access to information to importers/exporters.
  • Features: The application will provide the following facilities:
    • Real-time trade policy updates and event notifications.
    • It provides options to explore Export-Import policies and statistics.
    • Virtual Assistance to trade-related queries.
    • It provides access to all the services provided by DGFT.
    • Raise and track help requests in real-time.
  • Tech-enabled governance will play a major role in determining India’s competitiveness, in the post-Covid world.
  • Thus, Initiatives like this, will significantly contribute to the achievement of India’s export target of $1 trillion by 2025 and GDP target of $5 trillion.
About the Directorate General of Foreign Trade(DGFT).
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade(DGFT) established in 1991. It is an attached office of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Functions: It is responsible for formulating and implementing the Foreign Trade Policy with the main objective of promoting India’s exports.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

Source: Hindu Businessline

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