The objectives of the Centre would be:

1. To serve as an expert trade facilitation point for the NE states in policy making, strategic planning and effective implementation of various developmental schemes for the sectors;

2. To undertake research and analysis on developmental issues related to International trade and business of various NE states as identified jointly or separately by the NEC, IIFT and the states individually or collectively;

3. To network with other institutions of excellence within the NE States in various subject areas relevant to the development of NE and to establish an institutional network for collaborative research, analysis and consultancy, etc. so as to provide the best knowledge back up for international trade in the NE States;

4. To serve as a documentation, collation and dissemination point for the best practices in various fields of International Business from around the world for the benefit of the development of the NE States;

5. To serve as an incubator to engender innovations and improvements in Exports, which can have a direct a positive impact on the lives of people of NE States.

First Year Activities

i. Border Trade potential for Tripura

ii. A study on measures for operationalization of Chittagong Port

Objectives:  To unearth the potential of border trade with Bangladesh and indicate the barriers of trade

Outcome:  A clear picture will emerge in respect of trade potential so that policy level actions can be taken for trade facilitation.