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

FT (NAFTA) Division of the Department of Commerce deals with India’s bilateral trade with United States of America, Canada and Mexico. All the three countries are signatories to the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (signed in 1994) and form one of the largest and the most important trading blocks of the world, now rechristened as USMCA since July, 2020.

Officers in the Division

The Division is headed by Additional Secretary and is assisted by a team of following officials:

  • Ms. Rachna Shah : Additional Secretary
  • Shri Steephen L : Director
  • Shri Gaurav Gupta : Under Secretary
  • Shri Naresh Chand : Section Officer
Bilateral Trade Statistics

Bilateral trade statistics in respect of NAFTA countries are available at the link:

https://tradestat.commerce.gov.in/eidb/default.asp

 Country Trade Indicators (in US$ mn) 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
USA Exports 39, 158 42, 464 40, 340 42, 217 47, 882 52, 406 53, 089 51, 630
Imports 22, 505 21, 815 21, 781 22, 307 26, 611 35, 549 35, 820 28, 877
Total Trade 61, 663 64, 279 62, 121 64, 524 74, 493 87, 956 88, 909 80, 507
CANADA Exports 2, 038 2, 196 2 ,019 2, 004 2, 506 2, 851 2, 852 2, 962
Imports 3, 148 3, 749 4, 234 4, 132 4, 729 3, 515 3, 880 2, 686
Total Trade 5, 186 5, 945 6, 253 6, 136 7, 235 6, 367 6, 732 5, 648
MEXICO Export 2, 228 2, 862 2, 865 3, 461 3, 783 3, 842 3, 624 3, 087
Import 3, 672 3, 393 2, 283 2, 944 3, 930 5, 577 4, 297 2, 846
Total Trade 5, 900 6, 255 5, 148 6, 405 7, 713 9, 419 7, 921 5, 933
Total Trade with NAFTA Export 43, 424 47, 522 45, 224 47, 682 54, 171 59, 099 59, 564 57, 679
Import 29, 325 28, 957 28, 298 29, 383 35, 270 44, 642 43, 997 34, 409
Total Trade 72, 749 76, 479 73, 522 77, 065 89, 441 1,03,741 1,03,561 92, 087
Share of trade with NAFTA countries in India’s total trade (%) 9.51 10.08 11.43 11.67 11.63 12.29 13.14 13.46
Share of Exports to NAFTA countries in India’s total exports (%) 13.81 15.31 17.24 17.29 17.85 17.90 19.01 19.84
Institutional Mechanisms
USA
  • India- US Commercial Dialogue (CD)
  • India-US Trade Policy Forum (TPF)
CANADA
  • India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD)
  • India-Canada Trade Policy Consultations (TPC)
MEXICO

Currently India does not have any Trade Agreement with any of the country in NAFTA region. Updated status is available on the website at International Trade >> Trade Agreements.

Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act

The following is the name, designation and contact details of the FAA & CPIO:

FAA
Ms. Rachna Shah Additional Secretary
  • Room No : 35, Udyog Bhawan New Delhi
  • Tel : 23013215
  • Email : shahr@nic.in
CPIO
Sh. Steephen L Director (NAFTA)
  • Room No : 280-A, Udyog Bhavan
  • Tel : 23063294
  • Email : steephen[dot]irs[at]gov[dot]in