Trade & Environment Division

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Trade & Environment Division

Trade and Environment Division of the Ministry headed by the Economic
Adviser, working under the supervision of the Principal Adviser, handles the
following areas of work :

  • Coordinating formulation of Ministry’s views/ position on trade-related
    matters referred to it by other Ministries, including issues related to
    Regional/ Bilateral/ Multilateral Trade Agreements on environmental,
    ecology, wildlife and forestry issues, Trade Policy Review of India by
    WTO
  • Acting as Nodal Division within the Ministry to deal with references
    received from Mb Commerce & Industry relating to Trade &
    Environment including Cabinet/ Cabinet Committee/ Committee of
    Secretaries matters.
  • Coordinating MoEF&CC inputs on Bilateral investment
    agreements/investment protection agreements/ international
    negotiations and other trade related matters referred to MoEF&CC.
  • Representation in Committees set up by Department of Commerce on
    Bilateral/ Plurilateral/ Multilateral negotiations in Environmental Goods
    and Services.
  • Coordinating matter related to relevant areas considered/reviewed by
    National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) headed by the Cabinet
    Secretary, wherein Secretary, EF&CC is a member.