Emirates news agency – India to facilitate smooth international trade during COVID-19 outbreak


NEW DELHI, January 9, 2022 (WAM) – In light of an upsurge in COVID-19 infections in India, the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Domestic Trade (DPIIT) has set up a control room to ensure the smooth conduct of international trade and to guard against disruptions in the transport and delivery of goods and essential products.

“In the event that manufacturing, transportation, distribution, wholesale or e-commerce companies encounter difficulties in the transportation and distribution of goods or in the mobilization of resources, they can be notified to this department. “, reads a DPIIT press release.

“As a precautionary measure and to support our business ecosystem, DPIIT will monitor the condition and issues resulting from restrictions imposed by state governments and Union territories,” the press release added.

UAE exporters and those importing from India or entities that send essential goods to India can contact the control room via: Phone: (+91 11) 23063554, 23060625 E-mail: dpiit-controlroom @ gov.in The Ministry of Trade and Industry assured that issues reported by various stakeholders through this control room will be dealt with with the governments of the states concerned and the administrations of the Union territories. These phone numbers will be operational from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. India Standard Time.

Simultaneously, the General Directorate of Foreign Trade of India (DGFT) has started to monitor the status of exports and imports, monitoring the difficulties faced by trade players due to an upsurge in COVID-19 infections. . “The DGFT has set up a” COVID-19 Helpdesk “to support and seek appropriate solutions to problems related to international trade,” said the press release.

Among other things, the Helpdesk will help resolve issues related to import and export licensing, customs clearance delays, and import / export documentation. Exporters and importers can submit information on the DGFT website by accessing the help desk page. Or they can bring relevant issues to the attention of DGFT via the email id: [email protected] with the subject header: COVID-19 Helpdesk.

WAM / Krishnan Nayar

WAM / Esraa Ismail / Lina ibrahim


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