Department of Commerce

Vision of the Department :

To make India a major player in the world trade by 2020 and assuming a significant role in the international trade bodies.

Mission of the Department :

To double India’s exports of goods and services by the end of 12th Five Year Plan period, over the level achieved at the end of the 11th Five Year Plan period. The long term objective would be doubling India’s share in Global trade by end of 2020 through adoption of appropriate strategies.

Functions and Activities:

The mandate of the Department of Commerce is regulation, development and promotion of India’s international trade and commerce through formulation of appropriate international trade & commercial policy and implementation of the various provisions thereof. The basic role of the Department is to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment and infrastructure for accelerated growth of international trade. The Department formulates, implements and monitors the Foreign Trade Policy which provides the basic framework of policy and strategy to be followed for promoting exports and trade. The Trade Policy is periodically reviewed to incorporate changes necessary to take care of emerging economic scenarios both in the domestic and international economy. Besides, the Department is also entrusted with responsibilities relating to multilateral and bilateral commercial relations, Special Economic Zones, state trading, export promotion & trade facilitation, and development and regulation of certain export oriented industries and commodities.

Stakeholders:

The Department of commerce is the nodal agency for formulation of policies for increasing the export of the country in various commodities. In this process, the Department consults and collaborates with the following stakeholders: i) Citizens of India ii) Exporters iii) Importers iv) Export Promotion Councils v) Export Promotion Organisations vi) Developers of SEZs/EOUs vii) State Governments/UT Administration viii) Ministries/Departments of Central Government ix) Commercial Missions abroad x) Commodity Boards

Department of Commerce is looking at hiring 3 Logistics Management Executives on contractual basis (2 years)

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