Exporters meet Piyush Goyal, flag concerns on demand from Western nations

Exporters and industry associations on Friday flagged a slew of concerns with the government. They include moderation in external demand as export orders from Western nations have been put on hold due to piled up inventory, people aware of the matter said. In a meeting with commerce and industry … Read more

Piyush Goyal: India looks at Africa as partner in progress, says Piyush Goyal at CII-EXIM Bank conclave

Emphasising that India looks at African countries as partners in progress, Union Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal underlined that the India-Africa partnership will play an important role over the next 25 years to fulfill the aspirations of India and Africa. Goyal made the remarks while addressing the Confederation of Indian Industry-Exim Bank Conclave on … Read more

No indication about effect of UK PM exit on FTA talks: Piyush Goyal

There are no indications about the effect of the recent political developments in Britain on the ongoing negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement between the two countries, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said. On July 7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation as Conservative … Read more

Ex-NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to replace Piyush Goyal as India G20 Sherpa

The Centre on Thursday appointed Amitabh Kant, former chief executive officer (CEO) of the government’s policy think tank NITI Aayog, as India’s Sherpa for the Group of Twenty (G20) grouping, replacing Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal. The appointment comes ahead of India’s G20 Presidency from December 1, … Read more

States must push farmers to up sowing to boost exports: Piyush Goyal

Union food and consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday asked states to encourage farmers to increase sowing area of paddy and wheat as higher domestic production will boost India’s exports. Addressing a conference of state food ministers on food and nutrition security in India, the minister asked state … Read more

Piyush Goyal: Decision to allow firms below GST threshold to engage in e-commerce to help small businesses: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: The decision to allow firms below the GST threshold to engage in e-commerce is a major decision, which will help small businesses get benefitted from the fast-growing online sector, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. The decision will be a game-changer for the success of the government’s Open Network For … Read more

Govt wants to create 75 Tiruppurs across the country: Piyush Goyal

The government wants to create Tiruppur-like 75 textile hubs in different parts of the country, which will in turn attract not only huge investments but also create numerous employment opportunities, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday. “If each one of them (textile hub) starts producing Rs … Read more