Complimenting the Government for initiating a series of reforms resulting in 23 position improvement in the Ease of Doing Business Report 2019, on the heel of 30 rank improvements last year, Ganesh Kumar Gupta, President, FIEO said that various initiatives taken by the present Government across sectors are converging to provide an enabling and supportive eco-system for entrepreneurs and exporters.

The improvement in trading across border by 66 rank in one go shows how trade facilitation has helped in cutting down time & cost. President, FIEO complimented all the stakeholders particularly Ministry of Finance for taking various measures such as Single Window Interface (SWIFT), pragmatic Risk Management System (RMS), Electronic Sealing Facility (ESF), revamped Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) Scheme, facility of Advance Filing of Bill of Entry, Direct Port Delivery (DPD) and Direct Port Entry (DPE).

The study undertaken by FIEO for the major ports which were continuously monitored by Ministry of Shipping and NITI Aayog has also helped 24 x 7 monitoring of imports and exports clearances, identifying the bottlenecks and quickly addressing them, said FIEO Chief. President, FIEO said that Government should continue with the reform process with further zeal and push India in the top 25 countries in next three years befitting India’s stature in the comity of nations.