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India’s Free Trade Agreements

This workshop will help simplify the often difficult and legalistic FTA rules to help businesses access new markets, higher gross margins through cost reduction, and the ability to source new suppliers at more competitive rates.  


  • Learn how to expand and source your business activities more competitively via FTAs
  • Save valuable resources by leveraging tariff elimination and reduction on specific products when traded via FTAs
  • Avoid costly mistakes by understanding sanitary, anti-dumping, and phytosanitary measures, including worst-case scenarios

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Understanding FTAs

  • Various versions of FTA’s: PTA / FTA / CECA / CEPA
  • non-preferential certificate of origin related issues
  • Basic elements: Change in HS code, Process of Manufacture, Regional Value Content
  • Duty concessions / exemptions under FTAs: Impact on landed co st
  • Concept of Exclusion List / Sensitive List: Tariff Quota & Safeguard Measures

Import under FTAs

  • Wholly Produced / Partially Produced Goods
  • Treatment of duty
  • Documentary requirements
  • How to calculate the benefits under FTAs under Imports & Exports

Implications of CAROTAR 2020

  • New Customs rules for examination of Preferential certificate of origin under FTAs
  • Role of preferential certificate of origin
  • Obligations of importers
  • Various actions by customs
  • How to prepare with compliance for CAROTAR 2020
  • Additional Costs due to Noncompliance. How to Avoid?
  • Do’s and Don’ts

Way Forward

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