India, Norway discuss ways to boost MSME sector
New Delhi, Jan 17 (KNN) India and Norway have discussed the ways to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector during the first Session of India-Norway Dialogue on Trade & Investment (DTI).
The dialogue convened here on 15-16 January.
This was the first meeting after the signing of DTI.
The session was based on the Terms of Reference (ToR) signed between India and Norway on 8th January, 2019 in New Delhi, during the visit of Prime Minister of Norway.
The first session saw representatives from Indian industry on 15th January, where discussions were held on various areas of mutual interest like blue economy, shipping & maritime, ICT, renewable energy, fisheries and MSME.
There were also representatives from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), fisheries, ICT, renewable energy, electrical equipment, IT and solar energy sectors who participated in the industry interaction.
Presentations were also made by the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) and Invest India.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Department of Economic Affairs highlighted various policy initiatives of the Government for promoting investment in the country.
The main session on 16th January, 2020 was co-chaired by Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Nidhi Mani Tripathi, and Director General, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Erling Rimestad.
The Indian side was represented by officers from Departments of Commerce, DPIIT, Fisheries, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Economic Affairs, Ministries of External Affairs, Food Processing, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, New and Renewable Energy, Power, Science and Technology, Shipping, Tourism and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
Both sides noted that the dynamic nature of commercial exchange between the two countries will result in increasing number of companies interested in establishing and gaining access to the markets in India and Norway. (KNN Bureau)