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VIA & WTC : Session on ‘International Trade & Logistics’

TC & VIA : Seminar on ‘International Trade & Logistics’

World Trade Centre Mumbai in association with Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) jointly organized a “Session on ‘International Trade & Logistics” today at VIA, Nagpur.

Mr A O Kuruvila, Advisor-WTC Mumbai in his welcome address informed about World Trade Centre Mumbai Launches World Trade Day Maharashtra – A series of programs on International Trade across regions in the State of Maharashtra organsied in cities like Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Kolhapur from 18-27 May, 2017. He said WTD Maharashtra organized this with a view to enhance core competencies of various regions of Maharashtra and facilitate global trade. Educate the local business community about the benefits of trade to the region and sensitize the stakeholders on how to explore global markets and engage in international trade. He further said main objective is to Connect Locally, Trade Globally,  Experts  and to support the industry in making a strong network of trade organizations, research, financial institutions, government institutions and corporations, educational institutions, consulates, banks and export promotion councils, he highlighted various facets of international trade.

Mr Atul Pande, President, VIA in his special address said we had organized various programs with WTC like workshop on “Green Entrepreneurship – Challenges & Opportunities,” as a part of the Summit a delegation of 20 delegates which includes High Commissioner of Republic of Fiji and High Commissioner Rwanda and delegates from Italy, Sweden, Taipei, Bangladesh, Fiji Russia visited VIA for an interactive meeting with industrialists and exporters of the region.  We had also celebrated IPR Day and talk on “IPR – Its Relevance to Industries” was organized. VIA and World Trade Centre Mumbai signed an MoU to cooperate and do their utmost to further improve and expand the trade and economic cooperation; to promote the strengthening of friendly relations, Exchange of trade and investment related information, technological and industrial cooperation.

 Prof. Arvind N. Khedkar, Faculty at World Trade Centre Institute Mumbai conducted the session on ‘International Trade & Logistics.’ He said “Logistics is the Value Generating Cost, Leading to Profit Generation through Customer Satisfaction and Repetitive Sales. In International Business “Small things makes perfection but perfection is not a small thing” he opined. He informed about the Supply Chain Management, agencies involved in export shipments, advantages and disadvantages of “dock Stuffing.” He also shared success of materials in serving.

On the occasion of ‘World Trade Day Maharashtra” Dr. Prakash Khemka, Proprietor, Bharat Shipping Agency, Nagpur informed about facilities available at customs. He said Indian regulatory scenario in indirect taxation has undergone considerable changes with focus on compliance i.e. accuracy of declaration and focus on ease of doing business. He said the recent measures have been self assessment, single window, authorised economic, operator, DPD / DPE, advance submission & timely, duty payment. He suggested participants that, for timely clearance of import and export consignments, register as AEO, enroll for DPD / DPE, file your DOCTS well in advance after thoroughly checking and scrutinising for total compliance.

Mr. Abhishek Dilip Jha, Director of Glocal Logistics Private Limited guided the participants about international trade and logistics.  Awards were distributed at the hands of Mr A O Kuruvila, Mr Atul Pande & Arvind Khedkar presented to the achievers in International Trade for their outstanding performance honoured and felicitated to Mr. Pankaj Sarda,  Director and Mr. Madhur Mohta – GM Operations of ASA Agrotech Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Rajesh Yadav – Director, and Mr. Shivkumar – Director of R&Y Logistics Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Mayank Jain, Technical Director of Suruchi Spices Pvt Ltd., Mr Sagar Kirtane, Co-Founder of Web Beta IT Solution, Mr. Vishal Chawla – Co-founder, Mr. Amit Tiwari – Co-founder of Flying Penguins and Vidarbha Industries Association.

Earlier Mr. A. O. Kuruvila, Advisor-WTC Mumbai & Dr. Prakash Khemka, Proprietor, Bharat Shipping Agency, Nagpur welcomed by Atul Pande, President – VIA with floral bouquet; Mr. Abhishek Jha, Director, Glocal Logistic Pvt. Ltd & Mr. Arvind Khedkar, Faculty at World Trade Centre Institute, Mumbai welcomed by Gaurav Sarda, Chairman – VIA EXIM Forum and Mr. Anup Misal,  Manager-Trade Promotion welcomed by Dr Suhas Buddhe, Hon. Secretary – VIA. Program was conducted by Dr Sona Kumar, Program Coordinator – VIA.Gaurav Sarda, Chairman – VIA EXIM Forum summed up and proposed a formal vote of thanks.


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