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Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Foreign Trade (CIS)
Functions of the Division

All matters relating to India’s trade and economic cooperation with the CIS countries which consist Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Belarus.

The major tasks being looked after by FT- CIS Division in enhancing bilateral trade cooperation with CIS countries are as follows:

  • Monitoring of monthly economic reports prepared by the Indian Commercial Wings in these countries.
  • To hold the meeting of Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC), Joint Working group and Sub-Working Group between India and these countries.
  • Nodal Agency to look after the work of International North South Transport Corridor Project.
Officers in the Division
  • Shri S. Kishore : Additional Secretary
  • Dr. Surendra Kumar Ahirwar : Joint Secretary
  • Shri S.K. Ranjan : Director
  • Shri R. Manohar Kamath : Under Secretary
  • Shri R. K. Bhatnagar : Section Officer
  • Shri S. K. Shukla : Assistant Director
Trade Agreements & Negotiations

    The institutional mechanism between DoC and CIS countries is as under:

Sr. No. Name of the partner Country Name of the Institutional Mechanism (
Inter-Governmental
Commission/Joint Working Groups and Sub-Working Group) and
its composition
Co-Chairperson
1. Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission Minister for Commerce and Industry
2. Kyrgyzstan Inter-Governmental Commission Minister for Commerce and Industry
3. Uzbekistan Inter-Governmental Commission Minister for Commerce and Industry
4. Tajikistan Joint Commission Meeting Commerce Secretary
5. Russia Federation Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation Commerce Secretary
6. Russia Federation Sub-Working Group on Elimination of Barriers in Trade, Economic and Investment Spheres Joint Secretary
7. Kazakhstan Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation Joint Secretary
8. Kazakhstan Joint Working Group to resolve the outstanding tea debt issue Joint Secretary-
9. Ukraine Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation Joint Secretary
Trade Promotion Activities
Meetings held under Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC), Joint Working Group and Sub-Working Group between India and CIS Countries: –
  • The 12th Session of India Uzbekistan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation was held on 3rd December, 2020 in virtual mode.
  • The 7th Session of India-Kazakhstan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Trade and Economic Cooperation was held on 10th September, 2020 in Video Conference format.
  • The 11th Session India-Tajikistan Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held on 24th – 25th February, 2020 in New Delhi.
  • The 4th Meeting of India-Ukraine Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation was held on 2nd April, 2019 in New Delhi.
Promotional Measures- MDA and MAI Proposals

For the years 2019-2020, there were 51 proposals under MAI registered by different trade bodies and out of which 26 were recommended.

International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC)
  • The 7th meeting of INSTC Coordination Council was held on 4-5 March, 2019 in Tehran Iran, wherein various issues relating to customs, shipping, road transport, banking and insurance were discussed. It was decided to use TIR and E-TIR mechanism among all members, to conduct a new test run along the corridor and to explore the possibilities of setting up a Multi Modal Joint Corporate to provide hassle free movement of the cargo.
  • Further, keeping in view the strategic importance, it has been decided to include Chabahar Port into INSTC project and to get this issue included in the agenda of the next INSTC meeting to be held in Azerbaijan.
RTI Related Matters
CPIO
Shri S. K. Ranjan  Director
  • Room No : 280 B, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi- 110107
  • Tel : 011-23063624
  •  Email : ranjan[dot]sunil[at]nic[dot]in