Piyush Goyal says commerce ministry will review free trade agreements to protect interests of industry and traders

Addressing domestic traders, Piyush Goyal said India also decided to walk out from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement keeping in view the interest of small traders and dairy industry.

Press Trust of India December 30, 2019 23:05:50 IST
Piyush Goyal says commerce ministry will review free trade agreements to protect interests of industry and traders
  • Piyush Goyal on Monday said his ministry will review all existing free trade agreements with different countries to protect interest of industry and traders

  • If the BJP would come to power in Delhi, it would stand with traders and work to protect their interests, he said

  • Goyal alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal-government creates hurdles in the implementation of central government schemes in the capital

New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said his ministry will review all existing free trade agreements with different countries to protect interests of industry and traders.

Piyush Goyal says commerce ministry will review free trade agreements to protect interests of industry and traders

File photo of Piyush Goyal. ANI

Addressing domestic traders, he said India also decided to walk out from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement keeping in view the interest of small traders and dairy industry.

Goyal said that free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries like Japan, South Korea and Asean provided duty free access to Indian markets but domestic goods face barriers in these countries.
These unfair pacts did not benefitted Indian traders and industry, he said.

"I want to assure you that the commerce ministry will open the old FTAs and hold discussions with these countries," the minister said. Speaking about the forthcoming Assembly elections in the national capital, he appealed traders to support BJP as the AAP government has not fulfilled their promises.

If the BJP would come to power in Delhi, it would stand with traders and work to protect their interests, he said. Goyal alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal-government creates hurdles in the implementation of central government schemes in the capital.

The kind of politics which AAP is doing in Delhi would not help traders, he added. "Delhi now wants a strong government and a government which is committed for its development," he said.

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