Request for consideration on : ‘Declaring two or more prime constituents of the commodity on the front side of the package with the brand name/logo of the company’

With reference to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India’s notification dated August 16th regarding seeking inputs for ‘declaring two or more prime constituents of the commodity on the front side of the package with the brand name/logo of the company’ in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, AMCHAM’s Agriculture & Food Processing committee submitted its suggestions with the objective to strike a balance between being industry friendly and protecting consumer interest, at the same time. The suggestions were sent to Mr. Anupam Mishra, Joint Secretary (CA), Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution on August 31st.

Request for Rationalization of GST Rates (Food Processing Sector)

The Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee at and the Agriculture and Food Processing Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on 12th July 2022, with a request for rationalization of GST Rates in the food processing sector for non-alcoholic beverages and breakfast cereals

Suggestions to boost efficiency and increase employment in logistics and warehousing in the State of Delhi

The logistics and warehousing sector maintains robust connectivity between manufacturers of products and their consumers, which is essential for any economy to prosper. The sector directly employs over 2.2 crore people in India, and continues to grow at a rapid rate. The sector is crucial in ensuring a steady supply of goods to shopping centres and commercial areas in the city. However, there are currently deep inefficiencies in India’s warehousing and logistics sector. India’s logistics costs are estimated to comprise 13-14% of its GDP, comparing poorly with developed countries, where logistics costs comprise 7-8% of the GDP.
Suggestions :
Permitting women to work in the night shift
Permitting shops and establishments to stay open 24×7 in Delhi Area
Amending of Section 14 of the Delhi S&E Act in order to permit women to work in establishments at night.
Request for consideration that commercial establishments, particularly those involved in logistics and warehousing, be exempted from the requirements of Sections 15 and 16