Meeting with Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Market 12th December 2017

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Meeting with Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Market – 12th December 2017

A few members of AMCHAM met with Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Market, (GeM) on December 12th, 2017 in her office. Members shared their experiences with the Government e-Market portal and requested for guidelines to streamline the process, rate contracts, add new products and new companies and allow for change in prices. Ms. Radha S. Chauhan said that they were looking into all these issues and requested for information from members to make the GeM portal more effective and transparent.

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Hyderabad Chapter Executive Committee 12th December 2017

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Hyderabad Chapter Executive Committee – 12th December 2017

The Hyderabad Chapter Executive Committee met on December 12th to plan for Annual Day and to review the sports program. It was decided to have Annual Day on February 23rd 2018 at Westin Mindspace. The events for the upcoming months also was discussed.

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Eastern Region Annual Get-Together 7th December 2017

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 AMCHAM’s Eastern Region had its annual get-together over cocktails and dinner at the Tollygunge Club on 7th December 2017. The evening brought together members, friends and supporters, including government officials, of AMCHAM’s Eastern Region. U.S. Consul General Craig Hall attended along with his team from the U.S. Consulate. Consul General Hall spoke on the importance of U.S. – India relations. Mr. Debdas Sen, Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM, gave the opening remarks and Ms. Amada Kidwai, Regional Director – Eastern Region, AMCHAM, gave the introduction. The evening provided members and guests an opportunity to network with each other, government officials and the U.S. Consulate officials in an informal gathering.

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National Executive Board Members Meeting with the Hon’ble CM of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and Senior Member of the State Government of Maharashtra 6th December 2017

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National Executive Board Members Meeting with the Hon’ble CM of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and Senior Member of the State Government of Maharashtra – 6th December 2017

On 6th December 2017, members of AMCHAM ‘s National Executive Board met with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, along with senior representatives of the state government at Sahyadri Government Guest House in Mumbai. The 16 member AMCHAM delegation led by Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM, had a candid and insightful discussion with the Hon’ble CM. The senior government officials present included Mr. Praveen Pardeshi, Additional Chief Secretary to the Hon’ble CM, Mr. Sunil Porwal, Additional Chief Secretary Industries, Mr. Rajgopal Devara, Principal Chief Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer, Mr. Suresh Kakani, Vice Chairman and MD, Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd., Mr. U.P.S. Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, MMRDA, Mr. S.V.R. Srinivas, Principal Secretary IT, Mr. Sanjay Sethi, CEO, MIDC and Mr. Nitin Kareer, Principal Secreatary, Urban Development Department.

The interaction was an important platform towards a significant dialogue which included insights on priorities and projects of the state government, best practices, acknowledgement of the support received by U.S. companies in the state and recommendations towards challenges faced by industry. Other important discussion points included growing business opportunities and recommendations to leverage on digital platforms in the state departments, updates on the new airports (Mumbai and Pune), metro, trans-harbour, CSR engagements of U.S. companies, fintech, smart cities (Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik), skill development and the need to integrate to develop industrial townships, etc. The meeting concluded with AMCHAM thanking the Hon’ble CM for his valuable time and support to U.S. industry in India.

 

 

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Presentation of Pre-Budget Memorandum to Ministry of Finance 7th December 2017

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Presentation of Pre-Budget Memorandum to Ministry of Finance – 7th December 2017

AMCHAM and the European Business Group (EBG) presented the Pre-Budget Memorandum 2018-19 to the Chairman, CBDT, and his team in the Ministry of Finance on December 7th, 2017. The AMCHAM team was led by Ms. Neeru Ahuja, Chairperson – Tax and Tariff Committee, AMCHAM and Partner, Business Tax, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP. A presentation on indirect taxes was made on behalf of AMCHAM by Mr. Abhishek Jain, Partner – Indirect Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP. EBG made a presentation on direct taxes.

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee’s Breakfast Meeting 5th December 2017

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Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee’s Breakfast Meeting – 5th December 2017

The Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee held a breakfast meeting on 5th December 2017 at the Walmart India office in Gurgaon. Opening remarks were made by Ms. Ritika Ratti, Chairperson – Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Head of Anti-Corruption, Walmart India. Based on the suggestions received from members in the last meeting, AMCHAM organized an interactive discussion on ‘Due Diligence of Sub-Contractors’ and ‘How to Address Government Requests.’ Members shared their experiences in detail and best practices based on their dealings with sub-contractors/third party vendors.

The committee decided to organize monthly best practice sharing sessions as a way to aid all committee members to discuss complicated situations within the group. Members suggested their interest areas, agenda topics and speakers for the 2018 Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance master class, which is being planned in Mumbai.

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.