ITALY

THE EXTRAORDINARY COMMONPLACE

“EVERYTHING ABOUT WATER”: International Exhibition & Conference on Water & Wastewater Management. 22-24 August 2016, New Delhi

MAY 2016- The Italian Trade Agency Mumbai is the official partner country in proposing to Italian companies to participate in the 13th edition of EverythingAboutWater. The sector of water management is very delecate in India as it faces dramatic shortage of it and is devoting massive resources to the issue. Italy, the leading country for the products and technologies of the sector, could take advantage of this opportunity. ‘Everything About Water’ Expo is one of the most distinctive and comprehensive annual event of India in Water and Waste water Management sector. For more information please click on the Read More link below or contact at mumbai@ice.it

INDIAN DELEGATION AT MACFRUT 2016: 14-16 SEPTEMBER, RIMINI

MAY 2016- The Italian Trade Agency Mumbai is organizing a trade delegation of buyers and promoters at the upcoming trade show ‘Macfrut 2016’. Macfrut is a 3 day Fruit & Veg Professional event showcasing product from Plastic & Plastic Products, Food & Beverage industries. For more information please contact at mumbai@ice.it

INDIAN DELEGATION AT WATEC 2016: 21-23 SEPTEMBER, VENICE

JULY 2016- For the first time, Venice Italy will be the host to the internationally acclaimed WATEC events. Introducing WATEC Italy 2016, Water Technology and Environmental control Exhibition and Conference. This event is an initiative to promote cooperation between Italian and international companies. For three days at the New Multifunctional Pavilion in state-of-the-art exhibition center of Venice, will offer a unique opportunity to companies to show case their achievements to potential clients and partners and will provide a platform for all professionals dealing with water technologies and environmental control to investigate, discuss and create new joint ventures and partnerships. For more information please contact at mumbai@ice.it

MONTHLY ECONOMIC REPORT - MAY 2016

JULY 2016- As per the Provisional Estimates of national income released by Central Statistics Office on 31st May 2016, the growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant (2011-12) prices for the year 2015-16 is estimated at 7.6 per cent as compared to the growth of 7.2 per cent in 2014-15.



FSSAI ISSUES NEW RULES FOR ENSURING QUALITY IMPORTS

JAN 2016- India's food regulator issued new rules for importing products, seeking to address concerns over the entry of sub-standard items and simplify the process by setting shelf-life norms and relaxing labelling guidelines. No food article will be allowed unless it has 60% of its shelf life remaining when it is cleared from customs, according to the new rules. Companies must register with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and possess a valid import-export code, apart from an FBO licence to import food. The Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations, 2016, will come into force when they are notified by publication in the Official Gazette.



REVIEW OF FDI POLICY ON CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

JUNE 2015- The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, approvesl for amending the existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on the 'Construction Development Sector' in line with the Budget announcement of the Government. The amendments in the relevant paragraphs of the extant FDI policy as contained in the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2014 are as follows



GOVT. LINES UP RS. 324 CRORE TO SET UP FOOD PARK IN AP & MAHARASHTRA

AUG 2016- Government said it is setting up two mega food parks at a cost of Rs 324 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra under its ambitious Sagarmala project. As part of the Sagarmala Programme of the Ministry of Shipping, two mega food parks projects are being implemented in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and southern Maharashtra by the Ministry of Food Processing. The projects are strategically situated in CEZs (Coastal Economic Zone) with proximity to ports and will give boost to the EXIM trade for food processing sector.



FDI IN FOOD PROCESSING MAY CROSS $1 BILLION IN NEXT 2 YEARS

Foreign direct investment in the food processing sector is expected to cross $1 billion in the next two years, helped by reforms in FDI space and streamlining of FSSAI regulations. Highlighting achievements of two years of the NDA government, ministry has permitted development of 17 new food parks across the country and is making efforts to operationalise all 42 parks by 2019 that will help double processing level of fruits and vegetables to 20 per cent.



REPORT: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN INDIA

JULY 2016- The Indian Chemical Industry is an integral part of Indian economy . The industry has key linkages with several other downstream industries such as agriculture, infrastructure, textiles, food processing etc. This report on Indian Chemical and Petrochemical Industry is a part of FICCI and TATA Strategic Management Group (TSMG) Chemical Practice's endeavor to highlight the utility of Chemicals in day-to-day life.



THE ITALIAN FOOD MAGAZINE FOR INSIGHTS ON ITALIAN PRODUCTS IN FOREIGN MARKET

JULY 2016- The Italian Food Magazine is an electronic magazine showcasing Italian companies and their products on foreign markets. Available on the link below is the e-book with insights on food waste, cheese exports and on palm oil.



GOVT. PLANS NATIONAL INVESTMENT GRID TO MAP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS COUNTRY

FEB 2016- The idea is that this may encourage private investment, which has been a laggard. The proposed grid will have details of upcoming projects as well as those that are underway besides land available with the Centre, states, their agencies and public sector undertakings. "Such a grid will place investment opportunities in terms of projects upfront and make it easier for investors to access and explore," said an official of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), which is discussing the idea with states as part of the Invest India programme.



RAILWAYS WILL SOON INVITE BIDS FOR MORDERNISATION OF 400 STATIONS

JAN 2016- The railways will soon invite bids for modernisation of 400 stations, opening up more avenues for private investment in infrastructure. The government has also set up the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and is in touch with global sovereign and pension funds to become partners in facilitating greater private investment.



PROGRAMME MANAGER FOR CESVI INDIA

JULY 2016- Cesvi operates in India since early 2000 and registered a Liaison Office based in Chennai in 2007. The collaboration is expected to start in August, 2016.The main duty station is in Pune, Maharashtra, where Cesvi is establishing a new programme.The PM responds to Cesvi Desk Officer and works in close collaboration with her for the development of a strategy towards an expansion of the Programme in Maharashtra.The PM coordinates with the Liaison Office for ensuring a correct implementation of the Projects in the area. For more information please click in the Read More link below



The import of food products into India is controlled by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

APRIL 2016- The import of food products into India is controlled by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The FSSAI has published various regulations and notification, which have to be followed while importing food products.