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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

Sep
23
Sat
12:00 am VICENZAORO 2017
VICENZAORO 2017
Sep 23 @ 12:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am
The International Show of reference for the gold and jewellery industry which gives voice to the most significant trends in the world of precious stones and metals. Over 1,300 brands from 35 different countries, 600[...]
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
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 November 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 on the Read more link as 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

JUNE 2017- 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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Vicenzaoro September 2017 

The international Show of reference for the gold and jewellery industry which gives voice to the most significant trends in the world of precious stones and metals. Over 1,300 brands from 35 different countries, 600 buyers, 35 journalists, opinion leaders and trendsetters from every corner of the world and visitors from 120 nations.

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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

As per the provisional estimates of national income, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on 31st May 2017, growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant market prices was 7.1 per cent in 2016-17, as compared to 8.0 per cent in 2015-16. The growth in Gross Value Added (GVA) at constant basic prices for the year 2016-17 is estimated at 6.6 per cent, as compared to 7.9 per cent in 2015-16. At the sectoral level, agriculture, industry and services sectors grew at the rate of 4.9 per cent, 5.6 per cent and 7.7 per cent respectively in 2016-17.

 

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

SMART CITIES MISSION IN FULL SWING

SEP 2017- This week seems to be a blockbuster week for the progress of smart city work in India as various cities have issued as many as 28 tenders pertaining to Smart Cities Mission. Cities like Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Patna (Bihar) have issued tenders for Public Bicycle Sharing System (PBS), whereas Patna, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), and Agartala (Tripura) have issued project management consultancy tenders to design, develop, manage and implement smart city projects. Meanwhile, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) have come out with smart parking solution tenders on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

BUDGET PROPOSES NEW RS 8,000-CRORE DAIRY INDUSTRY FUND

FEB 2017- The dairy industry is awaiting the fine print of the proposed Rs 8,000-crore Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund to be set up under the NABARD. In his Budget speech, FM Arun Jaitley has said the fund, with an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore and to be quadrupled in three years, would be used to enable expansion of milk processing capacity in the country. But there are no further details, including in the expenditure budget statement of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries or even the Department of Financial Services.

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.

 

AUG 2017- The Italian Trade Agency seeks candidate profiles for an Assistant Trade Analyst to be based out of the Mumbai office.

Eligible candidates will be required to discharge the responsibilities/duties within the activities developed by the Italian Trade Agency. Main activities will be related to defined sectors, and will include: market analysis, organization of events (exhibition, b2b meetings, seminar, conferences, training courses, etc.), updating and checking mailing lists, etc

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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.