Infrastructure & Smart Cities Committee Meeting

AMCHAM’s Infrastructure & Smart Cities Committee held a meeting on September 29th virtually under the leadership of Mr. Rajesh Dhar, Infrastructure & Smart Cities Committee, AMCHAM and Senior Director, Industry Vertical Sales, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Mr. Sanjay Chadha, Co-Chairman – Infrastructure & Smart Cities Committee, AMCHAM and Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Uber India and South Asia. Ms. Mehnaz Ansari,  Sr. Regional Representative – Indo Pacific Region, U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Chair of the Working Group on Data Centres (under AMCHAM’s Infrastructure & Smart Cities Committee) Mr. Vivek Dahiya, Managing Director and Head – Data Centre Advisory Team, Asia Pacific, Cushman and Wakefield participated. Representatives from Cisco, Honeywell, FTI, Microsoft, Trimble, CBRE, Smiths, Rockwell Automation and Blackstone attended the meeting. Discussions focussed on the review of past activities and the committee decided to explore sectoral activities focused on road safety, data centres, ports and railways, mobility and aggregators, smart cities and construction technologies.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India 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.

Ease of Doing Business Seminar on Recent Regulatory Developments

With India pitched to grow to an over $6 trillion economy by 2030, the impetus of the Government of India to achieve this target is evident in all spheres. The constantly ameliorating regulatory framework enabling ease of doing business towards this generates intense attention being of utmost significance. AMCHAM’s Tax, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee conducted a virtual seminar on September 29th on recent regulatory developments related to ease of doing business. The seminar, over two sessions discussed cross border framework in India and emerging issues thereto and opportunity in GIFT IFSC, India. The session offered an opportunity for members to listen to experts and seek clarifications. The expert panelists at the webinar included Mr. N.S. Vishwanathan, Ex-Deputy Governor, RBI, Mr. Rajiv Chugh, Partner and National Leader – Policy Advisory and Specialty Services, Ernst & Young , Mr. Sunil Kumar, Partner, Tax & Regulatory, Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Mukesh Dhoot, Vice President, FEMA Regulatory, Citibank, Mr. Jaiman Patel, Partner – Financial Services, International Taxes, Ernst & Young, Mr. Dipesh Shah, Executive Director (Development & International Collaborations) International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) and Mr. Sandip Shah, Head, IFSC Department, GIFT City. The seminar was chaired by Ms. Garima Pande, Chairperson – Taxation, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee, AMCHAM and Partner & National Leader Global Compliance & Reporting, E&Y India.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India 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.

Medical Devices Core Committee Meeting

AMCHAM’s Medical Devices Core Committee held a meeting on September 27th to discuss priority areas of policy and regulatory advocacy regarding ease of doing business and access to innovation. Industry members from GE Healthcare, BD, Boston Scientific, India Medtronic, Teleflex, Edwards Lifesciences, Bio Rad, Johnson & Johnson, among others participated in this meeting. To drive the policy  and regulatory agenda, the committee set up 4 subgroups: 1) Ease of Doing Business, 2) Access to Innovation, 3) Regulatory and 4) Engagement with Bangladesh.

 

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India 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.

Defense Committee Meeting

On 27th September, members of AMCHAM’s Defense Committee convened at the Boeing office in New Delhi. Ms. Udaya Arun, Director, AMCHAM welcomed participants and laid down the agenda. Mr. Alain Garcia, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President, Global Business Development – India, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, The Boeing Company shared a brief overview of the past interactions the committee had with senior leaderships in both governments including interactions with Joint Secretary Vishwesh Negi, Joint Secretary Anurag Bajpai and Joint Secretary Satyajit Mohanty, Ministry of Defence, Government of India and Ms. Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E), U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Samit Ray, Co-Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Deputy Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy, RTX reenforced his views on the need to collaborate with other associations during high level delegation visits. Ms. Arun briefly shared an update with members on the capability deck and the platform for its release with Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane in the coming weeks. Members shared updates on DefExpo 2024 and its potential dates and venue that their offices were tracking. Mr. Nilesh Christian, Deputy Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy also shared prospective dates and venue that the Embassy was tracking regarding DefExpo 2024.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India 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.

Launch of National Policy on Research & Development and Innovation in Pharma-MedTech Sector in India

American Chamber of Commerce in India
Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

American Chamber of Commerce in India
Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

Launch of National Policy on Research & Development and Innovation in Pharma-MedTech Sector in India – 26 September 2023

AMCHAM’s Medical Device Committee and Pharmaceuticals Committee members participated in the Department of Pharmaceuticals (Government of India) Launch of National Policy on Research and Development and Innovation in Pharma-MedTech Sector in India, and the Scheme for Promotion of Research & Innovation in Pharma MedTech Sector (PRIP) held on September 26th in New Delhi.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India 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.

Pharmaceuticals Committee Meeting and Interactive Session with Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy

American Chamber of Commerce in India
Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

American Chamber of Commerce in India
Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

Pharmaceuticals Committee Meeting and Interactive Session with Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy – 25 September 2023

On September 25th, the first meeting of AMCHAM’s Pharmaceuticals Committee for the year 2023-24 was held in Gurugram (in hybrid fashion) under the chairmanship of Mr. Rakesh Bamzai, Chairman – Pharmaceuticals Committee, AMCHAM and MD & CEO, Mylan Laboratories Ltd. and Ms. Neelima Dwivedi, Co-Chairperson –  Pharmaceuticals Committee, AMCHAM and Executive Director, MSD Pharmaceuticals. The meeting was followed by an interactive session with U.S. Embassy officials: Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Honorary National Board Member, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Ms. Durra Elmaki, Commercial Officer and Mr. Naveen Rai,  Sr. Commercial Specialist (Policy & Government Relations), U.S. Embassy. Industry Experts from Blackstone, Mylan, Johnson & Johnson,  Baxter and Deloitte participated. The key activities and initiatives proposed for this year would be a signature event, continued stakeholder engagement and policy advocacy, idea exchange forum and elevating the pharma industry as a key contributor to industry wide policy forums. The committee discussed the idea of a pharma industry CSR event and policy doorknock in India. The committee also discussed creating a whitepaper to focus on policy issues that could be shared with both the Indian and U.S. governments.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India 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.