Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry will chair the 3rd meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 8th of January, 2018, according to Ministry of Commerce & Industry’s official release.

It may be noted that in pursuance to the provisions of ‘Foreign Trade Policy statement 2015-20’ the Council for Trade Development and Promotion was constituted on 3rd July 2015 under the chairpersonship of the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry.

The objective of the Council is to ensure a continuous dialogue with the governments of states and Union Territories on measures for providing an international trade enabling environment in the states and to create a framework for making the states active partners in boosting India’s exports.

The State Ministers of Commerce and Industry, Secretaries of concerned central departments/Ministries and heads of other export related organizations/trade bodies are Members of the Council. The1st and 2nd meeting of the Council were held in New Delhi in January 2016 and 2017, respectively.