Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Department of Commerce
Advisory Board
Board of Trade (BOT)

The Board of Trade (BOT) was reconstituted on 16.07.2009 under the Chairmanship of Commerce & Industry Minister vide order No.01/94/180/438/AM05/BOT/PC-V dated 16.07.2009. The Board of Trade, inter alia, advises the Government on policy measures connected with the Foreign Trade Policy in order to achieve the objectives of boosting India’s trade.

The Sixth meeting of the reconstituted Board of Trade was held on 27.08.2013 to discuss the following issues:

  • Overview of global Trade
  • Policy measures to mitigate fallout of the adverse scenario
  • Procedural simplification: specific suggestion, if any; and
  • Views on Strategy paper put out by Department of Commerce.

Commerce, Industry and Textile Minister during the meeting has informed that India has achieved the export target of US$ 306 billion for 2012-2013 which is heartening and assured that the Government will continue with its work program me towards facilitating exports and reduce the transaction cost.

Inter State Trade Council

The Inter-State Trade Council has been set up to serve as mechanism for institutionalized dialogue between the Union and the State/ UT in matter relating to trade facilitation and to create a framework for making States partners in India’ export effort.

Council for Trade Development and Promotion

Council for Trade Development and Promotion has been constituted with effect from 3rd July, 2015, to ensure a continuous dialogue with State Governments and UTs on measures for providing an International trade enabling environment in the States and to create a framework for making the States active partners in boosting India’s exports. The Term of References for Council for Trade Development and Promotion would be as follows:

  • To provide a platform to State Governments and UTs for articulating their perspectives on trade policy;
  • To provide a platform to Government of India for apprising State Governments and UTs about international development affecting India’s trade potential and opportunities and to prepare them to deal with evolving situation;
  • To help State Governments develop and pursue export strategies in line with national Foreign Trade Policy;
  • To provide a platform for deliberation on the need for infrastructure relevant for promoting trade and for identification of impediments and infrastructure gaps which adversely affect India’s export;
  • To facilitate a mechanism for discussion on operationalization of trade infrastructure.

The composition of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion would be as below:

1. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Chairperson
2. Minister in-charge of Trade and Commerce in State Governments and UTs Members
3. Secretaries to Government of India:
Commerce, Revenue, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Civil Aviation, Industrial Policy & Promotion, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Food Processing, Information Technology, Deptt. of Economic Affairs, MSME, Textiles, Environment
Chairman, Railway Board
Secretary/CEO, Niti Ayog
Director Centre for WTO Studies
Director RIS
Secretary / General of FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM
12. Concerned Joint Secretary in D/o Commerce Member Secretary
Chairman can opt any other official or expert when required.