Communication to Government

AmCham Submission on Inverted Duty Structure

AmCham’s Tax, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee submitted comments on the issue of inverted duty structure to Mr. Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Revenue on 13th August 2015.

 

Cover Letter to Shri Shaktikanta Das

 

AmCham-AdvaMed Submission on Draft Gazette Notification GSR 449(E)

AmCham along with AdvaMed jointly submitted recommendations to Mr. K L Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on the Draft Gazette Notification GSR 449(E) on 17th July 2015.

 

Cover Letter to Mr. K L Sharma

AmCham-AdvaMed Submission on Draft National Medical Devices Policy 2015

AmCham along with AdvaMed jointly submitted recommendations to Dr. VK Subburaj, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals on the Draft National Medical Devices Policy on 14th July 2015.

 

Cover Letter to Dr. VK Subburaj

AmCham Submission on Rules for Sale and Distribution of Medical Devices in India

Prepared by AmCham’s Medical Devices Committee and submitted on 27th June 2015, as part of a sub group constituted by CDSCO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, for which AmCham was given the responsibility to lead and submit draft Rules for Sales and Distribution of Medical Devices in India. (This document is not public).

AmCham Representation on GST CAB

Prepared by AmCham’s Tax, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee and submitted on 14th June 2015.

AmCham’s Submissions on MAT

Prepared by AmCham’s Tax, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee and submitted on 5th June 2015 to Ms. Anita Kapur, Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes and to Justice A.P. Shah, Chairman, Expert Committee on MAT.

 

Cover Letter to Ms. Anita Kapur

Cover Letter to Justice A.P. Shah

Policy and Implementation Issues Regarding India’s Offset Policy

As the Government of India considers the formulation and amendment to the next iteration of the Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP), AmCham offered specific recommendations based upon feedback from leading U.S. aerospace & defense member companies. The recommendations encompassed suggested areas of reform the Government of India may consider in executing her defense offset policy so as to incentivize greater technology transfer, more effective and expedient offset work share (including sourcing and manufacturing), and a reduced cost environment surrounding defense acquisition. Prepared by AmCham’s Defense Committee, the documnet was submitted on 2nd June 2015. (This document is not public).

AmCham’s Recommendations on DPP 2013 Standard Contract Document Matrix (with DPM article references)

Prepared by AmCham’s Defense Committee and submitted on 2nd June 2015, this is a tabular representation with language changes in the existing contract. (This document is not public).

Recommendations for Amendments to Existing Clauses (including Offset Contract) of Defense Offset Guidelines Appendix D to Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013

Prepared by AmCham’s Defense Committee, AmCham has submitted detailed recommendations to the 11 member appointed DPP Expert Committee on Amendments to DPP 2013 headed by Mr. Dhirendra Singh, former Union Home Secretary. The document was submitted on 2nd June 2015 and in the requested format for recommendations for amendments to the existing clause was submitted to Defense Minister Manohar Parikkar as well. (This document is not public).

AmCham’s Request for Consultation Regarding the National Telecom M2M Roadmap

Prepared by AmCham’s ICT Committee and submitted on 26th May 2015 to Mr. Rakesh Garg, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications.

AmCham’s Note on Ease of Doing Business in India – Challenges and Recommendations for IT Sector

Prepared by AmCham’s ICT Committee and submitted on 14th May 2015 to Mr. Ajay Shankar, Chairman, Committee on Ease of Doing Business in India.

Post Budget Memorandum

Amcham’s Post Budget Memorandum has three sections: direct taxes, indirect taxes and annexure 1 (which includes the submission made in the Pre-Budget Memorandum).

 

Cover Letter to Finance Minister

Representation on GST

AmCham submitted comments and suggestions to Mr. Mani, Chairman, Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST

 

Cover Letter to Mr. K.M. Mani

Amcham-AdvaMed Letter to Secretary, DoP

This letter was submitted to Mr. V. K. Subburaj, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of  Chemicals and Fertilizers on 16th April 2015.

AmCham TAA Document

Prepared by AmCham’s Defense Committee, AmCham submitted a document seeking clarifications on pending TAA issues on 28th March 2015. (This document is not public).

AmCham Comments on Draft M2M Roadmap

AmCham’s ICT Committee made recommendations on the draft M@M Roadmap to the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology submitted on 25th February 2015.

 

Cover Letter to Mr. R.M. Agarwal

Comments on National Health Policy

The National Health Policy is the first step in achieving universal health coverage by advocating health as a fundamental right, whose “denial will be justiciable”. The inclusion of Non Communicable Diseases NCDs) in the policy for the first time is a very significant move towards achieving a ‘Swasth Bharat’…

Letter to Shri Arun Jaitley from AmCham Medical Devices Committee

This letter was submitted to the Minister of Finance prior to the budget session in February 2015.

Letter to Chairman of NPPA

This letter was submitted on 24th February 2015 to Mr. Injeti Srinivas, Chairman, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, requesting an extension of timelines to submit price data from medical devices companies.

AmCham’s Pre-Budget Submission to Minister Gajapathi Raju, Ministry of Civil Aviation

AmCham’s Aviation Committee made pre-budget recommendations to the ministry on priority fiscal issues pertaining to the civil aviation sector in February 2015.

AmCham Submission on Draft National IPR Policy

AmCham’s suggestions on the Draft National IPR Policy was submitted in February 2015 to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

AmCham High Level Recommendations on D&C Bill 2015

AmCham submission to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on D&C Bill 2015 was sent to Dr. Shailendra Kumar, Director (Drugs), Department of Health & Family Welfare

 

Cover Letter to Dr. Shailendra Kumar

Comments by AmCham India on Draft Internet of Things (IoT) Policy

internet of thingsAmCham’s ICT Committee made recommendations to the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on 1st December 2014.

 

Cover Letter to Mr. R.S. Sharma

AmCham’s Submission to Ministry of Civil Aviation for Level Playing Field for Indian Industry

AmCham’s Aviation Committee made recommendations to the ministry on removal of VAT and service tax in October 2014.

AmCham’s Paper to Secretary, Ministry Civil Aviation on India as MRO Hub

AmCham’s Aviation Committee made recommendations to the ministry on key action steps to make India a favorable MRO hub in September 2014.

AmCham’s Post-Budget Recommendations to Minster Ajit Singh, Ministry of Civil Aviation

AmCham’s Aviation Committee made recommendations to the ministry on priority issues, procedural as well as policy related in May 2014.

AmCham’s Submission to Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, on High Level List of Key Manufacturing Investment by U.S. Companies in India

AmCham’s Aviation Committee submitted this list in March 2014. (This document is not public.)

AmCham’s Submission to Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, on Investment by U.S. Companies in India in the Aviation Sector

AmCham’s Aviation Committee submitted this list in March 2014. (This document is not public.)

AmCham’s Recommendation to Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

aviationAmCham’s Aviation Committee made recommendations to the ministry on priority issues, procedural as well as policy related in February 2014.