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The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is one of the apex trade associations of India. The organisation represents the interests of trade and commerce in India, and acts as an interface between industry, government and other relevant stakeholders on policy issues and initiatives. The goal of this organization is to promote both domestic and international trade, and reduce trade barriers while fostering conducive environment for the growth of trade and industry of India.
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ASSOCHAM Submits 12 Key Recommendations to Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi to Maximise the Indian Economy

Economic uncertainty has risen against the backdrop of the slowdown in the Global Economy. Near-term risks have escalated due to China’s growth transition, slump in commodities, capital flow reversals, disruptive asset price shifts, and currency exposure risks  related to ... (more)
ASSOCHAM: Business Regulations- Vital Reforms Key for Catalyzing Investments and Capital Formation

A robust and stable regulatory environment is crucial to boost investor confidence and encourage business growth in India. There is immense scope for India to improve on its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking, from the current position of 142 out of 189 countries. However, India scores hi... (more)
India-US WTO Deal: Balancing Trade and Food Security

In a major breakthrough, India and the US have reached an agreement to resolve their differences over food subsidy, indicating an end to the WTO impasse and paving the way for implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
ASSOCHAM applauds the efforts of the Government to secure the ... (more)
'Blue Revolution’ to Revitalise India’s Fisheries Sector

The Government, with a renewed focus on the fisheries sector, is set to launch the ‘Blue Revolution’ to further revitalize the industry. Drawing from the past success of the Green Revolution, the envisaged Blue Revolution has the potential to usher in rapid transformation in the sector,... (more)
Assocham: Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy

In line with expectations, the RBI kept Repo, CRR and SLR rates unchanged in its Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy. In the accompanying policy statement, three announcements assume importance:
RBI has acknowledged upside risks to CPI inflation easing owing to softening of i... (more)
Pension Reforms and Government Impetus Needed for NPS Growth

ASSOCHAM calls for incentivisation of the National Pension System (NPS) to make it attractive as a saving avenue. The Governments’ objective of extending social security cover to all citizens and fulfilling the need of higher post retirement income will only fructify if returns on the scheme ... (more)
Industry Anticipates PM Modi’s Japan Visit to ‘Click FDI’

The Union Government under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi has accorded special emphasis on regional cooperation and partnership with other countries which will strengthen India’s bilateral ties and position India as a favourable trade destination. India’s revitali... (more)
‘Make in India’ for ‘Made in India’: Path Breaking Vision to Create a Vibrant Manufacturing Hub and Generate Employment

ASSOCHAM welcomes the Hon’ble PM’s vision to make India a vibrant global manufacturing hub by inviting the world to ‘Make in India’ and harness the power of India’s youth in the manufacturing sector to make ‘Made in India’ synonymous with ‘quality&rsq... (more)
Financial Sector: Playing a Stewardship Role in Addressing Climate Change

ASSOCHAM believes that the recent release of the Inter-Governmental Panel onClimate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in India comes at a critical time as India is facing a delayed monsoon, falling crop levels and flash floods, amongst several other environmental concerns.
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