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Upcoming Events India

Nov
3
Fri
8:39 am Italy Focus country at World Foo...
Italy Focus country at World Foo...
Nov 3 @ 8:39 am – Nov 5 @ 9:39 am
Italy Focus country at World Food India 2017
World food India is shaping up to be one of the premier food exhibitions for the food processing industry in India. An initiative of the Indian government, this year’s edition is set to feature 400+[...]
Nov
14
Tue
8:37 am Crossroads 18th Edition
Crossroads 18th Edition
Nov 14 @ 8:37 am – Nov 17 @ 9:37 am
The 18th edition of CROSSROADS 14–17 November 2017 at New Delhi- The International Road Federation World Road Meeting this time on “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.”  CROSSROADS is a global platform[...]

Upcoming Events Italy

Oct
20
Fri
8:21 am HOST Milano 2017
HOST Milano 2017
Oct 20 @ 8:21 am – Oct 24 @ 9:21 am
From 20 to 24 October 2017, Milan will once again become the “capital of professional hospitality.”Now in its 40th edition, the show has established itself as the leader in the Ho.Re.Ca, food service, retail, mass[...]
Oct
24
Tue
6:23 am SMAU Italia Restarts-up
SMAU Italia Restarts-up
Oct 24 @ 6:23 am – Oct 25 @ 7:23 am
Oct 2017 – Within the broad framework of innovation, smart cities and new tech, as a part of SMAU- Italia Restarts-up is the sub event for Start Ups. Close to 100 Italian startups from diverse[...]
Oct
25
Wed
8:17 am Bovino da Latte 2017
Bovino da Latte 2017
Oct 25 @ 8:17 am – Oct 28 @ 9:17 am
The upcoming edition of the fair ‘BOVINO DA LATTE’ dedicated to the dairy, agricultural and livestock sector, will take place in Cremona from October 25-28, 2017. In this regard, our office along-with CremonaFiere S.p.A is[...]
Nov
15
Wed
8:15 am Sicurezza 2017
Sicurezza 2017
Nov 15 @ 8:15 am – Nov 17 @ 9:15 am
Sicurezza which takes place in November at Fiera Milano is a major international expo on security and fire. It  includes major players from every step of the supply chain from manufacturers to distribution to buying[...]

TECHNOLOGICAL SEMINAR ON ITALIAN TECHNOLOGY ON INJECTION MOULDING AND POST FINISHING OF PLASTIC COMPONENTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE 2017 

14th NOV 2017: The Italian Trade Commission- New Delhi office (also known as Italian Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy), in collaboration with Amaplast (Italian Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery) and OPPI (Organization of Plastics Processors of India), is organising a Technological Seminar on “Injection Moulding and Post-finishing of Plastic Components for Automotive – A way forward for a Stronger Indo-Italian business cooperation”, which will take place in Delhi on 14th November 2017 at the Grand ballroom of Leela Palace Hotel, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi (from 9:00am to 01:30pm).

The above-mentioned event is exclusively reserved for Indian companies involved in the manufacturing and technical know-how of plastic sector in India (as it is a technological seminar, profiles of product managers and engineers are much appreciated).

For more information and the Circular, how to apply for Seminar & Application Form and Programme (Tentative), please click below

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ITALY FOCUS COUNTRY AT WORLD FOOD INDIA 2017 

 

3rd NOV 2017- World food India is shaping up to be one of the premier food exhibitions for the food processing industry in India. An iniative of the Indian government, this year’s edition is set to feature 400+ exhibitors both local and international over 22000 sq meters of prime exhibition space along the sides of Delhi’s historic Rajpath road. Italy due to its excellence in all aspects of the food processing chain will be a focus country.

 

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Italy India Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Program

The Italian Trade Agency is proud to reveal the Italy India collaborative industrial research and development program.

This is a joint research grant program for industry lead research in the fields of advanced materials, smart manufacturing, technologies for cultural heritage and water technologies funded by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of the Italian Republic, in partnership with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India (the Indian side of the project is managed by GITA- Global Innovation and Technology Alliance).  

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Bovino Da Latte October 2017 

The upcoming edition of the fair ‘BOVINO DA LATTE’ dedicated to the dairy, agricultural and livestock sector, will take place in Cremona from October 25-28, 2017. In this regard, our office along-with CremonaFiere S.p.A is organizing a sponsored delegation for selected Indian buyers in the above-mentioned categories.

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Crossroads November 2017

The 18th edition of CROSSROADS 14–17 November 2017 at New Delhi- The International Road Federation World Road Meeting this time on “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.”  CROSSROADS is a global platform to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas amongst pioneers, businesses, governments, and organizations. An event that takes place once every four years and now with a 60 year legacy- it is a must attend for the sector.

Contact: Executive Director Susanna Zammataro I International Road Federation I 2 chemin de Blandonnet  I 1214 Geneva Switzerland

Tel. +41 22 306 02 60 I Fax. +41 22 306 02 70 I Email: szammataro@irfnet.ch

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MONTHLY ECONOMIC REPORT

The growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant market prices in first quarter (AprilJune)
(Q1) of 2017-18 was 5.7 per cent as compared to 7.9 per cent in the corresponding period
of previous year. i

The growth of Gross Value Added (GVA) at constant basic prices for Q1 of 2017-18 was 5.6 per
cent as compared to 7.6 per cent in the corresponding period of previous year. At the sectoral
level, agriculture, industry and services sectors GVA grew at the rate of 2.3 per cent, 1.6 per cent
and 8.7 per cent respectively in Q1 of 2017-18.

Rules & Regulations

FSSAI ISSUES NEW RULES FOR ENSURING QUALITY IMPORTS

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

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

News

ROAD MINISTER TO PROMOTE NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN HIGHWAY PROJECTS

OCT 2017- The road ministry today said it has decided to implement a ‘Value Engineering Programme’ to promote new technologies and material in highway projects.

“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has decided to implement a ‘Value Engineering Programme’ to promote the use of new technologies, materials and equipment in highways projects executed either under PPP mode or public funding mode,” an official statement said.

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SMART CITY CONTRACTS TO SHOW RESULTS BY JUNE 2018

OCT 2017- Contracts already awarded for smart cities will bear visible results by June 2018, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.

Speaking at the 33rd India Economic Summit, being jointly organised by the World Economic Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Puri said, “Hundreds of thousands of crores worth of contracts have already been awarded and work is in full swing”.

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INDIA CAN BE THE WORLDS FOOD FACTORY: BADAL

Oct 2017 – As the largest producer of milk and the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, India has the potential to become the world’s food factory, minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday, urging the industry to partner with farmers to bring in the latest technology and innovation. Addressing a session on food processing at the India Economic Summit, Badal said that a push to food processing can mitigate farm distress while helping feed India’s billion-plus population.

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Publications

E-COMMERCE IN INDIA – A GAME CHANGER FOR THE ECONOMY

e-Commerce has transformed the way business is done in India. With attractive and convenient shopping options at the core of the consumer facing business, the e-Commerce industry offers the power to create innovative, sustainable, consistent and seamless shopping experience across all channels. In the last 4 years, while the e-Commerce B2C segment has grown significantly leading to creation of many Unicorns, the focus of the Investors going forward seems to have shifted to profitable growth to achieve a stabilization of the economic model. This seems to be resulting in collaborations and partnerships across the value chain with the aim to optimize the costs. Simultaneously, the e-Commerce B2B segment is showing signs of rapid digital adoption which is likely to feed the significant rise of MSMEs and entrepreneurs from the Indian hinterland.

REPORT: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN INDIA

 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.

Business Opportunities

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

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

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.

Jobs & Internships

HR SERVICES

AUG 2017- One of the most important factors of running a successful business is the acquisition of qualified local staff. However, finding the right employees is not an easy task.

The Italian Trade Agency has been in India for 44 years and has been working closely with Italian and Indian corporates and associations. With the knowledge and insight gained from this experience, we are ideally placed to mediate on behalf of companies to recruit suitable candidates. We can provide consultation and advice on the most effective recruitment, compensation and handling of your personnel by combining global strategy with local sensitivity.

Made In Italy Resource Center

The Import Of Food Products Into India Is Controlled By The Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI).

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.