The Union Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Friday that it has set up dedicated support services to facilitate the interstate and international supply of essential goods and commodities amid growing COVID-related restrictions. 19. The Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has set up a helpdesk to provide support in the event of difficulties encountered in the movement of goods between the different states and UT.
“In light of the increase in the number of COVID cases across the country, the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has learned of the measures taken by various state governments / UTs to control the spread of COVID cases. Therefore, as a precautionary measure and to support our business ecosystem, DPIIT will monitor the status and issues that arise (if any) during the transportation and delivery of essential goods and products due to restrictions (if any). ) imposed by various state governments / UT, “the Ministry of Trade and Industry in a statement. In the event of difficulty in manufacturing, transportation, distribution, wholesale or e-commerce enterprises transport and distribution of goods or mobilization of resources, they can be informed by this service at the following telephone / e-mail number: – Telephone: + 91 11 23063554, 23060625, e-mail: dpiit-controlroom @ gov.in, he added.
The General Directorate of Foreign Trade (DGFT) also opened a COVID-19 helpline to support international trade during the pandemic outbreak. The DGFT has taken measures to monitor the state of exports and imports and the difficulties encountered by trade players given the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The DGFT has set up a “COVID-19 Helpdesk” to support and seek appropriate solutions to problems related to international trade.
The “COVID-19 Helpdesk” would look into matters relating to the Ministry of Commerce / DGFT, import and export licensing issues, customs clearance delays and associated complexities, documentation issues. import / export, banking matters, etc. The help desk would also collect and collate trade-related issues regarding other ministries / departments / agencies of central government and state governments and coordinate to seek their support and provide possible solutions, the trade ministry said. and Industry. (ANI)
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