India Global Trade Advisory 

Global Trade is a multi-faceted area that requires a high degree of pragmatic support. Deloitte Tax Global Trade Advisory practice includes practitioners with various backgrounds which include legal, accounting, auditing, technology, customs, excise, and import/export compliance; who provide local country insight while keeping global operations in mind.

Explore quarterly newsletters released so far to stay updated.

Issue 10: April–June2022

This newsletter talks about the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India & UAE is made effective from 1 May 2022, Harmonizing of Customs Tariff Act 1975 as per the Finance Act, 2022, w.e.f. 01.05.2022, Other changes in customs and Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020.

Issue 9: January–March 2022

This newsletter talks about the focus of the Union Budget 2022: Promoting 'Make in India' and taking measures to facilitate trade.

Issue 8: October - December 2021

This newsletter talks about Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products Scheme (RoDTEP) by CBIC during October - December 2021 and more.

Issue 7: September - October 2021

This newsletter talks about Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme Guideline & Rates, Auto Renewal of certification for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)-T1 entities, Improvement in Faceless Assessment, Other changes in Customs and Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020, and more.

Issue 6: April - June 2021

With the signing of the trade agreement between the two countries, several products from both countries will enjoy the benefit of greater market access at concessional duties. Further, trade agreement would also help in providing impetus to exports from India to the Mauritius.

Issue 5: January - March 2021

On the customs front, the focus of the Union Budget 2021 was on promoting 'Make in India' and taking measures to facilitate trade. In the Budget speech, the Finance Minister mentioned that the thrust is now on easy access of raw materials and exports of value-added products from India.

In Budget 2021, the tax rates under customs have been rationalised per different sectors, including electronic and mobile phone; iron and steel; textile; and chemicals and renewable energy. Further, the Government has proposed some legislative changes to enhance trade facilitation and promote 'Make In India'.

Issue 4: October - December 2020

Issue 4 shares a few important topics like CAAR, CAROTAR 2020, RoDTEP, CBW, in-bond manufacturing scheme, FTP 2015–2020, Amendment related to import under Duty-Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) , Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD), and more.

Issue 3: July – September 2020

In this issue, we will share a few important topics like Carotar 2020, FAQs on manufacturing and other operations in Customs Bonded Warehouse (CBW), Other changes in Customs and FTP 2015–2020,  Step towards digitalisation of compliance plus procedures under customs and FTP,  News on levy of ADD and News on levy of Safeguard duty.

Issue 2: April – June 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak posed unprecedented challenges for every country, and has adversely affected global trade and business. It has brought global business to a halt and the times ahead will be challenging for every nation. The pandemic has presented fresh challenges for the Indian economy too. To deal with the impact of COVID-19, the central government took a slew of trade facilitation measures to minimise its impact on business and overcome disruption in international supply chain. Some major measures taken by the government are mentioned in the Thoughtware.

Issue 1: January – March 2020

The focus of Union Budget 2020 was, amongst other things, on increasing ease of doing business and ensuring level playing field for domestic industry. With a focus to boost domestic manufacturing and entice large investments in mobile phones, electronic equipment, and semiconductor packaging, a detailed scheme will be announced.

Further, Finance Minister also mentioned that customs duty exemptions will be comprehensively reviewed by the government by September 2020. Customs law and procedures will also be reviewed for their alignment with needs of changing times and ease-of-doing business.

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