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Indian Foreign Trade authority creates helpdesk amid Russia-Ukraine war

The Department of Commerce and DGFT have undertaken the task of monitoring the status and related difficulties being faced by the stakeholders on Russia/ Ukraine trade-related issues.

February 25, 2022 / 07:49 PM IST
Smoke rose from cities, even well away from the country’s east, where conflict has simmered for years. Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. (Image: AP)

Smoke rose from cities, even well away from the country’s east, where conflict has simmered for years. Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. (Image: AP)

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under India’s Union Commerce Ministry on February 25 announced setting up a helpdesk to support and seek suitable resolutions to issues relating to India’s International Trade in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The Department of Commerce and DGFT have undertaken the task of monitoring the status and related difficulties being faced by the stakeholders on Russia/ Ukraine trade-related issues.

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It was also decided to hold a weekly meeting with the concerned exporters/ importers/ other trade stakeholders every Monday at 3 pm via video conference wherein the concerned stakeholders can flag specific issues.

In a communication to exporters, importers, members of the trade, regional DGFT authorities and export promotion councils, and commodity boards on February 25, Deputy Director-General of Foreign Trade Md Moin Afaque asked the export-import community to submit details of their issues on the DGFT website or email them across.



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CR Sukumar is a senior journalist based in Hyderabad.
first published: Feb 25, 2022 07:48 pm
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