The last meetings of Government-Industry Joint Task Force (GIJTF) and Board of Trade (BoT) were held on 21.12.2012 and 22.3.2013 respectively.
In the Meeting of Government-Industry Joint Task Force (GIJTF) , issues pertaining to the growth of manufacturing industry including availability of raw material, power, infrastructure bottlenecks, cost of credit were discussed. In of Board of Trade (BoT) meeting issues relating to Euro Zone crisis, slowdown in exports, widening of trade deficit and measures required to boost exports were discussed. These issues have been examined. Keeping in view financial and overall economic implications, some of the suggestions have been incorporated in the Annual Supplement to the Foreign Trade Policy announced on 18.4.2013.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Anand Sharma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.