Commerce and Industry Minister opposed complete ban on Chinese imports
India can’t impose a blanket ban on all imports from China, but it is possible to introduce anti-dumping duties and safeguard mechanisms on certain products to protect consumers and producers based on factual evidence.
Her remarks assume significance in context of a growing popular clamour to boycott Chinese goods in view of its stance on India’s security concerns.
Current trade between India-China
Trade between the two Asian economies declined from more than $72 billion in 2014-15 to $70.7 billion in 2015-16.
India’s trade deficit with China rose to $52.68 billion from $48.48 billion in 2014-15.
Waht is Trade Deficit?
Trade deficit is the amount by which the cost of a country's imports exceeds the value of its exports.