Subhash Chandra Garg (file pic)
Subhash Chandra Garg (file pic)

Centre to announce restrictions on non-essential import items shortly

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2018 18:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 19 (ANI): Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Wednesday informed that government will announce restrictions on non-essential import items very soon.
Garg's statement comes few days after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government is confident of strictly maintaining the fiscal deficit target at 3.3 per cent.
Addressing a presser earlier in the month, Jaitley had said that a series of measures would be taken to curb current account deficit (CAD), including the omission of withholding tax on masala bonds, relaxation of foreign portfolio investments and curbs on non-essential imports to contain the increasing CAD and check the rupee depreciation.
Furthermore, Garg had said that the above decisions, which were taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would have an impact of nearly USD 8-10 billion. (ANI)