Export target of $650 billion can be achieved in this financial year: Piyush Goyal – Times of India

New Delhi: Assured all possible assistance to the exporting community, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal It said on Monday that the export target of $650 billion for both goods and services can be achieved within the current financial year.
He informed that during the current month till January 15, exports have touched $ 16 billion.
He said this while presiding over the review meeting of all major Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) here.
“The export target of $650 billion can be achieved within the current fiscal. A target of $400 billion in merchandise exports is in sight and the services sector should strive for exports of $250 billion,” Goyal said.
He assured the EPC that his ministry will do “whatever it takes” to address their issues and resolve their issues in order to achieve even higher export targets in the next financial year (2022-23).
The Minister also assured the industry representatives to take forward their demands during various Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations.
“The government is ready to listen to new ideas, engage with the industry at every level and act as an enabler, facilitator and partner,” he added.
India’s total exports (goods and services) during April-December 2021 is estimated to be $479.07 billion, showing a positive growth of 36.31 per cent over the corresponding period last year.