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Panel to look only into currency swap for trade: Ministry

Commerce ministry clarifies the task force that was formed on Tuesday will restrict itself to issues pertaining to the currency swap for trade purpose only

New Delhi: The commerce ministry on Wednesday clarified the task force that was formed on Tuesday will restrict itself to issues pertaining to the swap of national currency for trade purpose only.

“The purpose of the task force is limited to examine swap of national currency for trade which is distinct from currency swap agreements of central banks," an official statement said.

In order to bridge the widening current account deficit (CAD), the board of trade in its Tuesday’s meeting decided to set up the task force.

The inter-departmental group of the commerce ministry will also have representation from Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India.

It would “explore the possibility of using local currency for trade with major trading partners and advice on pros and cons of the same", it added. PTI

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