Will DESH catalyse India’s integration with GVCs?

Trade Promotion Council of India organised a webinar on the topic ‘Will DESH catalyse India’s integration with GVCs?’ on August 10.

The webinar was organized in context of the Development of Enterprise and Service Hubs (DESH) Scheme draft that has been released by the government to replace SEZ Act 2005.

Following is the detail of panelists who deliberated on this topic:

Alex Paul Menon IAS, Joint Development Commissioner, MEPZ Special Economic Zone

Sunil Rallan, Chairman and Managing Director, J Matadee Free Trade Zone Pvt Ltd

Sasikumar Gendham, MD, Salcomp Manufacturing India Private Ltd.

Dr Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, ICRIER & Member, Committee for Advanced Trade Research, TPCI

The webinar was moderated by Virat Bahri, Deputy Director, Trade Promotion Council of India.

Focus areas covered under the webinar were:

  • Key provisions in the DESH draft bill, and how it compares to SEZ 2005.
  • Expectations on how DESH will boost trade and investment, and accelerate India’s integrate India into global value chains
  • Incentives that manufacturing and services companies can expect from DESH
  • How DESH zones will operate vis-à-vis conventional industrial Zones in India

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