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Make in India: Phased Manufacturing Programme Fuels Demand for Electronic Parts (2)
India was Hong Kong’s third largest export market in 2017 and its fourth largest market for electronics and electrical parts. But with India determined to strengthen its electronic clusters and boost domestic production via its Phased Manufacturing Programme, hoping to bring down electronic imports to a net level of zero by 2020, this will have an impact on Hong Kong suppliers of affected items.
Economists' Pick 17 April 2018
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Make in India: Phased Manufacturing Programme Fuels Demand for Electronic Parts (1)
India was Hong Kong’s third largest export market in 2017 and its fourth largest market for electronics and electrical parts. But with India determined to strengthen its electronic clusters and boost domestic production via its Phased Manufacturing Programme, hoping to bring down electronic imports to a net level of zero by 2020, this will have an impact on Hong Kong suppliers of affected items.
Economists' Pick 16 April 2018
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INDIA: New Criteria for Verifying Foreign Portfolio Beneficiaries Introduced
Under new criteria adopted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Beneficial Owners (BOs) of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) will be deemed to be individuals owning a 25% stake (or more) in a limited company or an individual holding a 15% (or more) stake in a trust or partnership.
Economists' Pick 13 April 2018
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Sweet Smell of Success Wafts in from India's Surging Fragrance Market
With 10% per annum growth over the past five years, profits are not hard to sniff out in the Indian scent sector.
Economists' Pick 11 April 2018
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India Steps Back from Bold 2030 Electric Vehicle Adoption Deadline
Although dropping its ambitious commitment to permitting solely the sale of electric vehicles within 12 years, the country is still seeking to pursue its environmentally-friendly transport agenda, albeit at a notably more leisurely pace.
Economists' Pick 6 April 2018
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INDIA: 10% Customs Duty Imposed on Imported Mobile Phone PCBs, Camera Modules and Connectors
Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of 10% is now payable on all imported populated printed circuit boards (PCBs), camera modules and connectors for mobile phones.
Economists' Pick 6 April 2018
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INDIA: Import of Pre-owned Electronic Goods for Export Processing Approved
Pre-owned electronic goods will now be permitted to be imported into India on the condition that the imported items are exported.
Economists' Pick 4 April 2018
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INDIA: Customs Duty on Open Cell Displays Cut from 10% to 5%
The Indian government has cut the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on imported open cell displays for LED and LCD television panels from 10% to 5%.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
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INDIA: Up To 70% Safeguard Duty Looms Over Solar Cell Imports
A safeguard duty of up to 70% will be imposed on all solar cells imported into India from developed countries as well as from China and Malaysia for a period of 200 days if a proposal to that effect, which has been made by the country’s Directorate General of Safeguards, is accepted by the government.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
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INDIA: Fixed-Terms Contracts Now Approved for Use in Every Business Sector
Companies in every business sector in India are now allowed to offer fixed-terms employment contracts to all staff members. Previously, such contracts could be extended only to temporary staff in the apparel and textile industries.
Economists' Pick 23 March 2018
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Hong Kong and India Conclude Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
Proposals to curtail double taxation problem come to fruition, although implementation awaits governmental ratification.
Economists' Pick 22 March 2018
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INDIA: Hong Kong Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement Sees Withholding Tax Cut to 10%
A reduction in the applicable level of Withholding Tax (WHT) from 20% to 10% in the case of Hong Kong residents is one the key benefits of the Comprehensive Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (CDTA) that has just been signed between India and Hong Kong.
Economists' Pick 22 March 2018
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INDIA: E-Waybill Clarifications and Amendments Issued Prior to 1 April Implementation
With the proposed movement of any goods valued at INR50,000 (US$776) or above over a distance of 10km or more having to be pre-registered online, a number of clarifications have been issued regarding the documentation required.
Economists' Pick 12 March 2018
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INDIA: In-Person Tax Assessments Abolished in Favour of Online Processing
Taxpayers (or their appointed representatives) will no longer be required to attend the offices of the country’s Income Tax Department for tax assessment or verification purposes.
Economists' Pick 1 March 2018
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E-commerce and Indian Gems Transform Russian Jewellery Sector
With free trade with India looming and e-commerce whittling away at traders, jewellers face an uncertain future.
Economists' Pick 5 Feb 2018
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INDIA: Customs Duty Raised on Phones, Auto Parts, Jewellery, Sunglasses and Toys
The Indian government has raised the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on a range of imported products, including mobile phones, toys, watches, footwear, imitation jewellery as well as certain specified precious stones, auto parts, and cosmetic items.
Economists' Pick 2 Feb 2018
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Asia Sourcing Update (February 2018)
In Bangladesh, exports grew by 7.15% yoy in July-December. In India, November’s industrial production expanded at fastest rate in 17 months. Pakistan’s inflation climbed to 4.6% yoy in December 2017. Turkey’s GDP growth jumped to 11.1% yoy in the third quarter of 2017.
Economists' Pick 1 Feb 2018
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INDIA: State Approval No Longer Required for 100% Overseas Ownership of Single Brand Retailers
Overseas investors can now own a 100% stake in single brand retail operations without requiring official pre-approval (that is, through the automatic route).
Economists' Pick 12 Jan 2018
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INDIA: New e-Waybill Requirement Waived for Transportation of Overseas Cargo Prior to Customs Clearance
The newly mandated rule requiring goods to be registered online prior to their transportation within India will be given a waiver if the overseas cargo is moved between an international port of entry and an inland container terminal.
Economists' Pick 20 Dec 2017
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India: Market Profile
India is expected to remain the world’s fastest-growing major emerging economy in 2017 with a projected growth of 6.7%, after expanding 7.1% in 2016.
Emerging Markets 14 Dec 2017
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