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Piyush Goyal is a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles in the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre. A Leader of the Rajya Sabha, he has been representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha since 2010. He earlier served as Minister of Railways between 2017 and 2021. In the previous term of the BJP government, Goyal had also donned the hat of the finance minister twice in 2018 and 2019, standing in for then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during phases of the latter’s ailment. Goyal presented the Interim Budget for 2019-20, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. During his 35-year long political career, he held several other portfolios -- Minister of Coal (2014-19), Minister of State (I/C) for Power, New and Renewable Energy (2014-17), and Mines (2016-17). He has been the National Treasurer of the BJP. Goyal was an all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant (CA) and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. Before joining politics, he worked as an investment banker and advised top corporates on management strategy and growth. He also served on the board of India’s largest commercial bank, the State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda as Government nominee. More

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  • Decision to allow firms below GST threshold to engage in e-commerce to help small businesses: Piyush Goyal Jun 30, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Decision to allow firms below GST threshold to engage in e-commerce to help small businesses: Piyush Goyal

    The decision will be a game-changer for the success of the government's Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform, the minister added.

  • Govt trying to reinvigorate handicrafts exports but needs ideas from industry: Piyush Goyal Jun 28, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    Govt trying to reinvigorate handicrafts exports but needs ideas from industry: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal said the government wants to open up more exhibition space for handicrafts at existing government premises but is wary of only a few players cornering most of the showroom space either directly or by setting up different entities.

  • Indian economy may touch USD 30 trillion in next 30 years: Piyush Goyal Jun 27, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Indian economy may touch USD 30 trillion in next 30 years: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal also said that the country’s economy is growing at a healthy pace even in the current challenging times because of the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia and Covid-19 pandemic.

  • India in demand for trade deals as negotiations calendar heats up: Officials Jun 24, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    India in demand for trade deals as negotiations calendar heats up: Officials

    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has attributed the upcoming flurry of trade talks to a direct impact of India’s firm, yet inclusive, leadership at the recently-concluded 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

  • India, EU trade pact to help open doors for several domestic sectors Jun 20, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    India, EU trade pact to help open doors for several domestic sectors

    New Delhi, Jun 20 The proposed free trade agreement with the European Union, when implemented, will provide greater market access for several domes..

  • India fully protected interests of farmers, fishermen at WTO meet: Piyush Goyal Jun 19, 2022 08:18 PM IST

    India fully protected interests of farmers, fishermen at WTO meet: Piyush Goyal

    Members of the Geneva-based WTO secured a 'Geneva Package' which included agreements on curbing harmful fishing subsidies and temporary patent waiver for production of COVID-19 vaccines.

  • India, EU trade pact to help unleash significant untapped potential: Goyal Jun 18, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    India, EU trade pact to help unleash significant untapped potential: Goyal

    Brussels, Jun 18 With India and the European Union (EU) formally resuming negotiations for proposed agreements on trade, investments and geographic..

  • India, European Union resume talks for free trade agreement after over 8 years Jun 18, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    India, European Union resume talks for free trade agreement after over 8 years

    The negotiations took place in Brussels, over a year after India and the EU announced to resume the talks for a balanced and comprehensive trade pact.

  • India has been able to secure favourable outcome at WTO after many years: Goyal Jun 17, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    India has been able to secure favourable outcome at WTO after many years: Goyal

    Despite a robust worldwide campaign against Indian farmers and fishermen, India was able to get a favourable conclusion at the WTO after many years, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said here on Friday.

  • WTO Summit | Through leadership and dissent, India attains centre stage at MC 12 Jun 17, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    WTO Summit | Through leadership and dissent, India attains centre stage at MC 12

    India was a major component of the talks on almost all tricky issues during the four-day WTO ministerial conference, which had to be extended by two days to bridge differences among member-nations.

  • 12th WTO ministerial meet in Geneva: Members reach historic agreement Jun 17, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    12th WTO ministerial meet in Geneva: Members reach historic agreement

    The World Trade Organization ministers reach historic agreements on response to fishing subsidies, food insecurity and Covid-19 vaccines in a landmark bundle of agreements secured through hectic round-the-clock talks.

  • Spectacular success for India at WTO ministerial conference: Piyush Goyal Jun 17, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    Spectacular success for India at WTO ministerial conference: Piyush Goyal

    "India is 100% satisfied with the outcome of WTO's MC12 conference. India was successful in ensuring the livelihood of its farmers and fishermen," Goyal said.

  • WTO Summit | Developed nations industrial fishing fleets should be held responsible for overfishing: Commerce Minister Jun 14, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    WTO Summit | Developed nations industrial fishing fleets should be held responsible for overfishing: Commerce Minister

    India has pushed for a stronger global agreement to battle overfishing based on the principles of 'common but differentiated responsibility and 'polluter pays' whereby developed nations that have exploited the most oceanic resources being held responsible for marine ecosystem collapse and cutting back subsidies more.

  • WTO should allow food exports from public stock to help countries in need: Piyush Goyal Jun 14, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    WTO should allow food exports from public stock to help countries in need: Piyush Goyal

    During an agri intervention in a WTO session, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said that the World Food Programme (WFP) over the last few years has demonstrated its inability to really ramp up supplies to the countries in distress.

  • Unfortunately, WTO could not respond with alacrity to control COVID-19 pandemic: Piyush Goyal Jun 13, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    Unfortunately, WTO could not respond with alacrity to control COVID-19 pandemic: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal said that the member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have let down the people of the LDCs (least developed countries) and developing nations.

  • To rebuild trust, credibility, we must first address mandated issues: Piyush Goyal to WTO Jun 13, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    To rebuild trust, credibility, we must first address mandated issues: Piyush Goyal to WTO

    Meanwhile, a source said that there is a discussion in the WTO (World Trade Organisation) on issuing a declaration that says countries will not impose export restrictions on the procurements made by WFP (World Food Programme).

  • G-33 members must work together for fair, balanced outcome at WTO: Piyush Goyal Jun 12, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    G-33 members must work together for fair, balanced outcome at WTO: Piyush Goyal

    .The G33 group includes 47 developing and least developed countries. The minister said that the Agreement on Agriculture of the WTO — which is already riddled with deep imbalances — favour the developed countries, which have created the rules against many developing countries and that is quite evident from what is happening in different parts of the world today.

  • Kochi lagging in cleanliness, Kerala govt should take responsibility: Piyush Goyal Jun 07, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Kochi lagging in cleanliness, Kerala govt should take responsibility: Piyush Goyal

    The port city of Kochi is lagging in cleanliness and the local bodies as well as the Kerala government has to take responsibility for it, Union Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

  • Talks to reach FTA with European Union to begin on June 17: Piyush Goyal Jun 07, 2022 07:38 AM IST

    Talks to reach FTA with European Union to begin on June 17: Piyush Goyal

    Addressing the media, Goyal said negotiations were progressing for such agreements with the United Kingdom and Canada and the effort was undertaken to provide market access and opportunities for exporters in the country.

  • Govt will take strict action against wheat exporters who submit back-dated documents: Piyush Goyal Jun 03, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    Govt will take strict action against wheat exporters who submit back-dated documents: Piyush Goyal

    On May 13, the government banned wheat exports to control domestic prices.

  • Restaurants cannot add service charge in food bills: Piyush Goyal Jun 03, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Restaurants cannot add service charge in food bills: Piyush Goyal

    On Thursday, the consumer affairs ministry said the government will soon come out with a legal framework to stop restaurants from imposing service charges on customers as the practice is "unfair".

  • Import duty waiver on cotton: Piyush Goyal tells concerned authorities to finalise matter early May 30, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Import duty waiver on cotton: Piyush Goyal tells concerned authorities to finalise matter early

    The minister for Textiles and Commerce & Industry held an interactive meeting with the newly constituted Textile Advisory Group in Mumbai on Saturday to address issues relating to augmenting present supplies of cotton and also strengthening productivity.

  • FTA between India and UK could be ready by Diwali, says Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal May 27, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    FTA between India and UK could be ready by Diwali, says Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal

    During a curtain raiser event on Thursday evening for the annual UK-India Week by India Global Forum (IGF) scheduled from June 27, Goyal pointed to the FTAs concluded at speed with the UAE and Australia as a sign of things to come.

  • India has no immediate plan to lift wheat export ban, says Piyush Goyal May 25, 2022 06:04 PM IST

    India has no immediate plan to lift wheat export ban, says Piyush Goyal

    The world's second biggest producer of wheat banned private overseas sales of the grain on May 14 after a scorching heat wave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high. Global wheat prices surged after the decision.

  • Time to focus on value-added exports: Piyush Goyal May 25, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    Time to focus on value-added exports: Piyush Goyal

    Addressing a breakfast session organised by the industry body CII and Deloitte on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 here, he also said the presence of India has been very very noticeable this time in Davos.

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