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The International Monetary Fund in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Indonesia, will hold a high-level conference on international taxation in Asia.
Team BT   Delhi     Print Edition: July 30, 2017
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DEBATING TAXATION


WHAT: International Taxation in Asia: Issues and the Way Forward

WHEN: July 12-13, Jakarta

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The International Monetary Fund in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Indonesia, will hold a high-level conference on international taxation in Asia. The event will provide a forum to engage policymakers in the region on issues related to domestic resource mobilisation, including through international tax reforms. It is recognised now that international tax reforms are integral to domestic tax system development.

THE LOGISTICS CHALLENGE

WHAT: India - On the Cusp of a Logistics Revolution

WHEN: July 13, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: India requires a National Integrated Logistics Policy (NILP). The policy will need to establish dedicated rail freight corridors, coastal freight corridors, national expressways, last-mile roads, last-mile rail, multi-modal logistics parks, road maintenance, technology adoption, skills development and equipment and service standards. The Assocham conference aims to promote a NILP to reduce recurring losses to the economy and improve capital efficiency.

BRAINSTORMING M&As

WHAT: Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Summit 2017

WHEN: July 14, Mumbai

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: M&As have a key role to play in boosting the countrys economic growth. The summit, organised by CII, would aim to identify the main trends in the market place and major obstacles in pursuit of inorganic growth. The discussions would focus on regulatory and commercial issues. Also on the agenda is a debate on the pitfalls for global investors while doing M&As in India.

PROMOTING AGRI REFORMS

WHAT: National Agricultural Marketing Summit

WHEN: July 14, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The summit is an effort to promote awareness about ongoing reforms in agriculture marketing taking place at the centre and in states and to identify specific areas for investment and support for private sector companies, start-ups and other players in this sector. The summit, being organised by FICCI jointly with Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, will discuss a concrete roadmap towards achieving the vision of a unified national agriculture market.

DECODING GST


WHAT: Interactive Workshop on "GST : Post Roll Out"

WHEN: July 14, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now a reality, replacing the complex structure of multiple indirect taxes. However, post the roll out of GST, the industry would need guidance on return filing, wading through legal compliances and solving some practical challenges - technical and sector specific. With this in mind, CII is organising an interactive GST workshop in the capital.

THE FUTURE OF GLOBALISATION

WHAT: Globalisation in the Aftermath of the Crisis

WHEN: July 25-26, Kuala Lumpur

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Bank Negara Malaysia, the IMF, and the IMF Economic Review are inviting papers. The conference will seek research on: (i) the recent past and medium-term future of trade; (ii) the impact of protectionism and financial market turbulence on trade; and (iii) the labour market impact of both international trade and migration.

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