Arun Jaitley calls for open borders, terms it ‘an economic imperative of our times’


Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley Monday stated, at the 80th World Customs Organisation Policy Commissionerate meeting through a video link, that barriers to free trade should be dismantled and called for open borders, PTI reported. He said that trading across the boundaries of the country is an “economic imperative of our times”.

“Trading across borders is an economic imperative of our times and this is going to increase with the times to come,” Jaitley said.

“It is in the larger interest of every country to make sure that trade barriers are brought down to the extent it is possible,” he said.

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