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April 22, 2021

Ministry of Commerce launches Trade Facilitation App

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched a Directorate General of Foreign Trade’ (DGFT) mobile application on 12th day of April, 2021 to further the ease of doing business and provide quick access to both importers and exporters.

Lauding the initiative of DGFT, Shri Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry Minister, said that the new Trade Facilitation App is a step in the right direction as it provides easy, omni-channel access to various trade related processes and enquiries at the touch of button.He said that truly imbibing Prime Minister’s vision of Minimum Government, Maximum Governance, DGFT is standing up for businesses as a true leader with e-issuance of certificates, QR scan process to validate documents. It will reduce transaction cost and time for imports and exports related processes, and usher in transparency.

The Mobile Application provides:

  1. Real-time trade policy updates, notifications, application status alert, tracking help requests.
  2. Explore item-wise Export-Import policy & statistics, Track IEC Portfolio.
  3. Artificial Intelligence based 24*7 assistance for trade queries.
  4. DGFT services made accessible to all.
  5. Your Trade Dashboard accessible anytime &anywhere

The complete text of the notification may be viewed at below link:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1711175

Last updated: 22/04/2021

Article contributed by:

Luv Malhotra

Associate Director- Corporate Secretarial

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