Web Exclusive | September 2016
India’s export performance lauded
India has done reasonably well on the export front in spite of the global slowdown and Indian companies are entering new markets with the aid of the Exim Bank, according to Chairman and Managing Director Yaduvendra Mathur. He said India had fared much better than most countries on the export front.
“We are extending line of credit to many African countries and Asian countries and facilitating project exports and other exports to those countries from India,” he said. He said the Make in India campaign was good, but “merely making in India is not sufficient, we should make for the world markets. Indian companies should make their presence felt in the international markets, with our focus being on manufacturing.” Mathur said the new Andhra Pradesh would play a big role in export promotion and tapping the overseas markets, as “the State government is laying emphasis on port-led growth. We have signed a MoU with the AP Government to promote exports from the State and help the industry in the state.”
As an export promotion agency, he said the role of Exim Bank would assume greater importance in future, as India gets integrated with the world markets. Exim Bank is planning a tie-up with SBI Cap to help mid-cap Indian companies raise resources through masala bonds. The response to such bonds in the market has been good.