Goyal highlighted India’s concern on the import quota restrictions faced by Indian auto and auto component industries in Indonesia on completely built up units (CBU) and tyres
The other areas of discussion also included threats from foreign competition and the need for a level playing field and impact of anti-competitive practices like predatory pricing.
The issues being faced by engineering sector were discussed in detail during a meeting which was attended by Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, senior officials of both the ministries, top steelmakers and representatives of engineering export sector.
Earlier, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the ministry, had stated that it would consider measures taken by states and UTs during May 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, for ranking purpose.
DPIIT had a stakeholders' meeting with representatives of Amazon, e-bay, PayPal, export councils and other government departments.
The proposal is part of a 100-day action plan prepared by the ministry for the new government which will take office on May 30.
The commerce ministry has asked its finance counterpart to issue a notification with regard to further extension of the deadline, the official added.
The ministry has proposed to set up a separate logistics department to be headed by a secretary with a view to enhancing growth of the sector, which is fundamental to boost exports, imports and overall economy.
Niti Aayog and the Commerce Ministry are in discussions to evaluate the EPCs.
"Procedure for import of 2 lakh tonne pigeon peas/toor dal, 1.5 lakh tonne urad dal, 1.5 lakh tonne moong dal and 1.5 lakh tonne peas (including yellow peas, green peas, dun peas, and kaspa peas) is laid down," directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) has said in a notice.
Concluding its second sunset review of anti-dumping probe on imports of these wheels being exported by these nations, the ministry's investigation arm DGTR stated that there is a likelihood of dumping if the existing anti-dumping duties are allowed to cease.
The eight core sectors, which include coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizers, steel, cement, and electricity, had recorded a growth of 5.4 percent in February 2018.
The blockchain will also reduce the number of layers between coffee growers and buyers and help farmers double their income, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in its findings after a probe has stated that imposition of definitive countervailing duty is required to offset subsidisation.
The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that government support for the agriculture sector was allowed under WTO rules and was a common practice among countries.
However, retail sales this year would still be growing at a steady, relatively fast pace, Wang Bin, a commerce ministry official told reporters during a briefing.
The policy aimed at integrating and optimising various elements of logistics value chain, to ensure seamless, multi modal growth of an efficient logistics sector in the country.
"As on 28.01.2019, anti-dumping duty is in force on 99 products imported from China," Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
The panel, which was appointed by the commerce ministry, has suggested continuation of tax incentives and an array of other measures to revamp SEZs.
"The department is prepared to give a viability gap funding (VGF) for which a programme is being worked out so that the fresh agriculture produce from the northeast (NE) region can be taken to the international market because virtually, the entire region is organic and fertile," Sudhanshu Pandey, additional secretary in the department, said here.
The ministry has restricted imports of peas "for the period from January 1, 2019, to March 31, 2019," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notice.
In April-October 2017-18, the exports stood at Rs 15,208 crore, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary in the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), said that the ministry is already taking up the matter with the department of revenue.
These seven cases "pertain to poultry and poultry products from the US, countervailing duties against India's export of steel products, measures against import of solar cells and modules under National Solar Mission," Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Moreover, the duty cut will not have any tangible benefit for American manufacturers as the US is not a major exporter of these products to India.