Work hard and you will find success

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GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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30 august 2021

Exemptions, incentives and GST don’t go together, says Rita Teaotia

25 august 2016
India’s Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia told the exporting community recently that exemptions and incentives, which were being given for promoting exports would go away once the GST was in place.
At a session organised by EEPC, FIEO and GJEPC Teaotia said, “Exemptions and incentives will go away once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented. GST and exemptions do not go hand-in-hand. The commerce department is not involved with the GST legislation. We will give our inputs to the finance department before everything gets finalized.”
To tackle the global slowdown, the Indian government was making efforts to create a conducive environment for making country’s exports competitive. “Programmes like Make in India, Skill India, Digital India were efforts to increase competitiveness of Indian exports,” she said.
Regarding SEZs, she said that the government was committed to this sector. “We will align our policies in tune with the GST. Our interest and concern is to protect the export sector and SEZ is important for the country’s economic landscape,” she said.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished