Coimbatore: The directorate general of foreign trade under the ministry of commerce and industry has nominated president of the Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) Raja M Shanmugham as a non-official member of the board of trade.

The Union government through a gazette notification dated July 8 had nominated 29 non-official members from different sectors to the board of trade, which is an advisory body on the foreign trade policy. Raja is the only member from Tamil Nadu.

Speaking to TOI, Raja said as a member of the board of trade he would suggest improvements to achieve growth of the industry and exports. “Since I am from the textile background, I can highlight specific lacunas in the sector. For example, Tirupur lacks infrastructure supports like labour housing, and research and development facility. But I don’t have to confine only to the textile sector, but can give inputs relating to other sectors,” he said.

The non-official member would act as a facilitator in the implementation of district export hub events, help the state government develop and pursue export strategies in line with the national foreign trade policy, review the export performance of various sectors, identify constraints and suggest industry-specific measures to optimise export earnings.

Published On : 14-07-2022

Source : The Times of India

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