Exporters must be informed of change in import norms in foreign nations quickly: Nirmala Sitharaman

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 05-05-2017        Tweet

NEW DELHI: The comprehensive national strategy for standardisation of goods and services being worked out by the Government and industry should not lose sight of immediate challenges, Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said recently.

“Any national strategy for standards should be able to factor in technology to disseminate any change in import requirements in foreign countries so that our exporters are well prepared to overcome those barriers. This dissemination has to be in regional languages,” Sitharaman said inaugurating the fourth National Standards Conclave.

She said this had become critical as the number of notifications at the World Trade Organisation had increased and many dealt with standards.

“India should be setting standards for the world rather than following the standards which are being set by other Countries,” the Minister said, adding that the Country should participate actively in any global debate on setting standards.