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From red tape to red carpet: Piyush Goyal woos US businesses to invest in India

Wooing American investors, the minister said India is looking at logistics reform to bring down the cost of logistics and doing several tax reforms.

By: PTI | New Delhi | October 8, 2020 11:46:22 am
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal (PTI)

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has called upon American businesses to look at India as their next investment destination.

Addressing India Chamber of Commerce USA’s Summit on Global Financial and Investment Leadership on Wednesday, he said the bilateral trade target of USD 500 billion in the next five years is “eminently doable”.

“We are moving from red-tape to red-carpet. We are moving out of the shackles of the past into a more open and liberal foreign investment destination,” he said.

The bilateral trade between the two countries grew from USD 126 billion in 2017 to USD 145 billion in 2019.

Wooing American investors, the minister said India is looking at logistics reform to bring down the cost of logistics and doing several tax reforms.

“We have insolvency laws in place. India’s corporate tax is amongst the lowest in the world. My own ministry is working at ‘plug and play’ and cluster development.

“We are looking at a genuine single-window system which makes it easy for companies and businesses to work in India. We promise faster registration, easier availability of infrastructure,” he added.

Further, the minister informed that the third “India-US 2+2 dialogue” is expected to take place on October 26 and 27.

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