DGFT should be rechristened to something more facilitative: Piyush Goyal


Commerce and trade minister Piyush Goyal on Monday mentioned he has instructed that the Directorate General of Foreign Trade be rechristened to “something more facilitative, something more collaborative”.

While launching the commerce facilitation cell app of the DGFT, he mentioned: “I have suggested that we now move from the phrase “director general” and went into something more facilitative, something more collaborative”.

He mentioned the DGFT should be rechristened to “really reflect our thinking and the role that we envisage for DGFT in the years to come”.

About the app, he mentioned it’s a state-of-the-art system and it’ll assist enhance the effectivity of each importers and exporters

by offering real-time commerce coverage updates, notifications, purposes, standing alerts and real-time knowledge.

It would additionally allow exporters and importers to discover merchandise smart exim (export-import) knowledge, coverage, and statistics. Besides, it could present synthetic intelligence-based 24×7 help and all providers of the DGFT.

He additionally mentioned cell governance will allow the creation of quality-conscious and cross aggressive home trade and assist considerably contribute to the export goal of $1 trillion by 2025.