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  • Trade will regress to an era of power politics, says India

    Trade will regress to an era of power politics, says India

    The country’s statement comes after a group of 117 members including India sought to start the selection processes for filling six vacancies in the appellate body that will not have a quorum to review new trade dispute appeals after December 10 when the second terms of two members expire. There are four existing vacancies in the panel.

    Textile exports up 6.3% post-GST

    Textile exports up 6.3% post-GST

    Besides, Bangladesh and Vietnam have the benefit of scale in apparel manufacturing and a large and productive labour force. In a separate reply to a question on decline in export of cotton yarn, she said: “There is no information regarding closure of spinning units due to decline in exports of cotton yarn”.

    Government to check for inconsistencies in Household Expenditure survey

    Government to check for inconsistencies in Household Expenditure survey

    The meeting took place in the wake of a leaked draft of the Household Consumer Expenditure survey report showing a decline in consumer spending in rural India in 2017-18. MoSPI, which had junked the survey, said it would not use it for official purposes but was examining its repercussions and impact on all base revision of various economic indicators.

    Govt raised Rs 765.37 cr from anti-dumping duty till Nov 27: Piyush Goyal

    Govt raised Rs 765.37 cr from anti-dumping duty till Nov 27: Piyush Goyal

    “The basic intent of anti-dumping measures is to eliminate injury caused to the domestic industry by the unfair trade practice of dumping and to create a level playing field for the domestic industry,” commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal told Lok Sabha. In a separate reply, he said the government will use all available instruments in the national interest, as and when necessary.

    Checks on data collection, improved sample size likely

    Checks on data collection, improved sample size likely

    The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation plans to introduce checks for data collection and increase the sample size of surveys to improve accuracy. “Challenges which we face today are of data quality. The ministry is concerned with data quality and will take measures to improve it,” said an official aware of the details

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