Foreign trade is a vehicle of growth for every country. The focus of India's economic policy has been on maintaining high levels of exports and regulating imports. For this purpose India is endeavoring to expand and diversify her commercial relationship with different countries of the world.
Over the years an extensive export promotion system has evolved. Various export promotion bodies and export service institutions have been set up. India's exports over the last
couple of years has grown by more than 20 per cent while the rate of increase of imports has actually decreased.
Foreign trade is one of the key elements in the country's development efforts. India's trade with other countries has expanded and diversified in recent years. Vast and challenging employment opportunities are opening up in this field. International business was earlier dominated by men, but a good number of women are now taking to this field.