New Delhi: Industry leaders, including Anand Mahindra, Azim Premji, Y C Deveshwar and Ramesh Chandra have been taken on the board of trade (BoT), which has been reconstituted with commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma heading it.
The new BoT, the top advisory body on external trade, will meet on 4 August, ahead of the Foreign Trade Policy likely to unveiled next month.
The reconstituted BoT also includes Sanjay Kirloskar Pawan Munjal, Habil Khorakiwala, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, K Satish Reddy and Onkar S Kanwar.
Incidentally, Wockhardt headed by Khorakiwala is reeling under heavy debt.
Secretaries in the departments of commerce and revenue and ministries of external affairs and textiles are also members of the board, which is expected to meets at least once every quarter.
BoT was earlier headed by noted industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla.
India’s exports are on the downslide since October 2008 as the country under the impact of global downturn.