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Advocacy

AMCHAM India takes up issues and concerns that impact American business in India. Operational challenges faced by U.S. companies are regularly addressed to ministries and departments of both the government of India and the U.S. government.

The communication to the government is spearheaded by AMCHAM committees and representations are made after extensive consultation with member companies. Copies of AMCHAM’s formal communication to the government can be viewed here.

Communication to Government

AMCHAM submitted a representation to Mr. E. Srinivas, Joint Secretary, Logistics, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry
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AMCHAM India shared industry comments on US-India High Technology Cooperation with Mr. Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director, Technology and National Security,
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Brief Summary: Industry submissions on provisions concerning the reuse of PET bottles in food contact applications. U.S. companies believe that
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Brief Summary: The CDCL released a Report and Draft Bill on Digital Competition Law, allowing comments until April 15, 2024.
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A representation on extending exemption to IT/ITES sector under the Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act (Karnataka) was sent to Dr.
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Brief Summary: Industry submissions on challenges being encountered by the Foreign OEMs under the ambit of DAP 2020. Amendments to
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A representation was sent on 13th February 2024 to the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway (MORTH), Government of
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Over the years, the Indian Infrastructure and real estate sector has experienced a significant transformation, with the emergence of Real
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Brief Summary: AMCHAM highlights challenges with the Trusted Technology portal's revised bill of material format and delays in Trusted Product
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A representation was sent on 1st February 2024 to the Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH) thanking the
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Brief Summary: AMCHAM submits a request for stakeholder consultation in anticipation of the proposed change in GST for IPR usage
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A representation was sent to Lt. Governor, Delhi highlighting challenges being faced by the mobility aggregator industry under the Delhi
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AMCHAM has presented recommendations for the Government of India to consider as part of its involvement in IPEF. In the
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AMCHAM in response to a meeting held by the Additional Secretary, MORTH sent a representation for consideration by the Ministry
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AMCHAM sent a representation to Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways highlighting concerns of the aggregator mobility industry
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AMCHAM sent a representation to Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways highlighting concerns of the aggregator mobility industry
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The DGFT Notifications No. 23/2023 and No. 26/2023 proposing import restrictions on ICT products have raised concerns. Imposing these restrictions
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Medical Device Committee Regulatory Team met with Mr Aseem Sahu on 28th July at CDSCO and addressed the Operational Challenges
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The proposed amendment to Section 65A of the Customs Tariff Act 1962, as outlined in the Finance Bill, 2023, posed
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A representation on Making India a Cocoa Processing Hub was sent to Mr. Preet Pal Singh, Joint Secretary, Government of
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A representation has been sent to Mr. Eknath Sambhaji Shinde, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra highlighting the concerns of the
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A representation in regard to the recent notification by Department of Food & Public Distribution dated 12th June 2023 regarding
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Pre-budget Recommendations 2023-24 – (Customs) presented to Ministry of Finance, Government of India on November 4th, 2022 Read more Read more

AMCHAM India has submitted an amendment request to Mr. Vipul Bansal, Joint Secretary, SEZ, Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce
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With reference to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India’s notification dated August 16th regarding seeking
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The Economic Affairs Committee made a representation to the Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT)
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The Energy Committee made a representation to the Chairman of Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) on August 16th recommending desirable
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AMCHAM’s Medical Device Committee made a representation on streamlining medical device registration process/regulatory challenges to Major General Mohammad Yousuf, Director
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AMCHAM’s Medical Device Committee made a representation on consideration to exempt medical devices as listed under Schedule I of S.O.
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In consultation with electronics manufacturing committee members, AMCHAM India made a submission on labour codes for the electronics manufacturing segment
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AMCHAM Medical Device Committee submitted recommendations to use TMR from PTD as a pricing mechanism to make medical devices more
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The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of the Central Board of
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In consultation with electronics manufacturing committee members, AMCHAM India made a submission on labour codes for the electronics manufacturing segment
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The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of the Central Board of
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The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at and the Agriculture and Food Processing Committee at AMCHAM made a representation
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AMCHAM India took forward the industry’s requests for consideration on the draft Development Enterprise and Services Hub (DESH) Bill to
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AMCHAM India highligted a pertinent issue faced by members in the beverages sector with regard to the sugar export ban
AMCHAM India highligted a pertinent issue faced by members in the beverages sector with regard to the sugar export ban

WFH permission granted for SEZs vide Circular No 10/311/2010-SEZ/10499 dated 22nd Dec 2021 and extension of the same accorded upto
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AMCHAM recognises and applauds the appreciation of the Ministry in this context given the wrought the pandemic has brought upon
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In consultation with the industry members, AMCHAM India submitted its recommendations on the WTO Customs Duty Moratorium on Electronics Transmission
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The Economic Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Commerce Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce &
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Medical Device Committee submitted the observations and shared inputs /suggestions to improve the Research development of Medical Devices”. Submitted recommendations
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On May 13th, 2022, AMCHAM India shared preliminary concerns on behalf of industry members related to CERT-In Directions 2022, notified
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Submitted inputs on SEBI vide circular SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2022/47 dated 8 April, 2022 which specifies that shareholders’ approval for material RPTs approved
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The logistics and warehousing sector maintains robust connectivity between manufacturers of products and their consumers, which is essential for any
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The Energy Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Joint Secretary (Americas), DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry on
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On May 13th, 2022, AMCHAM India communicated with Ms. Mamta Banerjee, Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal, and Mr. Rajeev
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The Energy Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on 9th
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AMCHAM India submitted industry requests for consideration on Clause 49(2)(o) of the PDPB, 2019 on “Establishment of a mechanism for
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On March 1, 2022, AMCHAM India submitted industry requests for consideration on the draft Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on
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The Economic Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Director General at the Directorate General of Foreign Trade
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The Economic Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Director General at the Directorate General of Foreign Trade
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The recommendation on SMS Issues was submitted to Ms. Anita Praveen, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications, Government
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Inputs submitted to the to the committee that was constituted to evaluate mechanism for the implementation of the provisions of
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AMCHAM India shared industry comments on US-India High Technology Cooperation with Mr. Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director, Technology and National Security,
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AMCHAM India submitted a brief study that highlighted various aspects of labour codes, focuses on some areas of challenge and
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Clarification issued by Defence Offset Management Wing on 15th November 2021 to Mr.
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Soft Industry concerns on Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India), Order 2017 and revisions thereof (“PPP-MII Order”) were submitted
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AMCHAM India submitted a recommendation on India-US Cooperation in New & Emerging Technologies to Mr. Satyajit Mohanty, Joint Secretary, National
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AMCHAM India shared recommendations on cyber security concerns with Lt. General Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, National Security Council
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The agriculture & food processing committee submitted suggestions on reducing the increase in ocean freight from USA to India

The Government of India had issued a new framework called “Remission of duties and Taxes on Exported Products” (RODTEP), for
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The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect
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The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect
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The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of the Central Board of
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Based on the consultation conducted with industry members, AMCHAM India compiled and shared industry concerns and requests on the proposed
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Draft Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2021 on 12 April 2021 to Mr. Dinesh
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AMCHAM India expressed industry concerns to Ms. Asha Nangia, Scientist G, Industrial Promotion, Electronics & Hardware Manufacturing Division, Ministry of
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On Feb 1st, 2021, AMCHAM India submitted industry concern for Trusted Electronics Value Chain (TEVC) standards of STQC to Mr.
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The Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India through a notification dated 31st December 2020 in the Gazette of
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The Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India through a notification dated 13th November 2020 in the Gazette of
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation to Draft DPP2020 on 24 June 2020 to Mr. Apurva Chandra, Special Secretary and
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The Economic Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Additional Director General at the Directorate General of Foreign
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Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020 has Notified a Draft regulation inviting suggestions
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Amended DraftDAP2020 and Amended Offset Guidelines of DraftDAP2020 on 10th August 2020 to
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on DPM 2009 Appendix E Terms of Contract & Chapter 11 Repair Order on
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AMCHAM recommendations on the US-India partnership in high technology were sent to Amb. Arun Singh, Member, NSAB, PMO on July
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The Economic Affairs Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 26th June 2020,
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The AMCHAM Karnataka Chapter made a representation to Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Department of
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation to amendments in DPM 2009 on 27 May 2020 to Mr. Raj Kumar,Secretary (Defence
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Draft DPP 2020 on 8 May 2020 to Col Marut Shukla, Member Secretary,
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The AMCHAM Karnataka Chapter made a representation to Mr. Gaurav Gupta (IAS), Principal Secretary, Government of Karnataka on 01st May
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AMCHAM’s Medical Technology Working group has appealed to reconsider the burden on Imported Devices for better patient Affordability to Dr.
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AMCHAM’s Medical Technology Working group has recommended price regulations of Medical Devices to Ms. Shubra Singh, Chairman, NPPA on 1st
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AMCHAM’s Medical Technology Working group has requested to grant exemption for Medical Devices and Equipment’s for Quality Control Order (S.O.
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AMCHAM’s CSR Committee submitted suggestions on the Draft Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020 to the Ministry of
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AMCHAM shared member’s concern to Mr. Kamlesh Varshney, Joint Secretary (TPL-1), Ministry of Finance, on the equalization levy provisions introduced
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AMCHAM Defense Committee welcomes reforms announcements: enhancing self-reliance in defence production on 27th March 2022 to Mr. Raj Kumar, Secretary
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Essential Services status for U.S. Aerospace & Defense Industry players on 27 March
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Extension request on U.S. industry comments to DraftDPP2020 on 26th March 2020 to
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AMCHAM has made a representation to the Minister of Finance seeking extension of time line of 31st March 2020 prescribed
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AMCHAM’s recommendations to Ministry of Corporate Affairs on a consultation paper to Examine Existing Provisions of Law. These recommendations are
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AMCHAM ICT Committee reached out to all the members of AMCHAM to present their views on the National Personal Data
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AMCHAM India has submitted recommendations on the Union Budget 2020-21 to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, with suggestions
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AMCHAM India has compiled and submitted proposals for the Union Budget 2020-21to the Ministry of Finance in November 2019. The
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After months of deliberations, research and meetings, AMCHAM along with FTI Consulting has created a White Paper prepared for the
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AMCHAM Defense Committee submitted a recommendation on Refurbishing Indian Defence Offsets and Enabling “Make in India” on 21st october 2019
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AMCHAM submission on the draft national e-commerce policy on 29th March 2019, to Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department for Promotion
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On 31st January, AMCHAM India sent a submission on the Draft Amendment to the Intermediary Guidelines to Mr. Ajay Prakash
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