Implementation of Defence Procurement Procedure

The capital procurement process for defence including issues relating to Request For Information (RFI), Request For Proposal (RFP) and Transfer of Technology (ToT) is governed by Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). RFI process has been elaborated in detail as the first step of the acquisition process and its objectives have been clearly defined in the extant […]

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Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture and fisheries

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture and fisheries. The MoU provides for cooperation in the following fields of agriculture and Fisheries: Innovative agricultural practices/approaches, New agricultural mechanizations, Successful models of agricultural marketing, To develop projects in association with agricultural […]

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India and Morocco sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in healthcare

India and Morocco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr. Abdelkader Amara, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Morocco signed the MoU. Shri Nadda mentioned that both the countries share a strong and rich traditional relationship. He […]

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India and Cuba sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in health sector

India and Cuba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the Health Ministry and a high […]

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Clarification of India’s position on acceptance of MAP and bilateral APA in cases of countries where Art. 9(2) of OECD Model Tax Commentary is absent

A number of references have been received from time to time regarding the acceptance of applications pertaining to Transfer Pricing MAP cases and Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) where the Associated Enterprise (AE) of the Indian entity is resident of a country with which India has entered into a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) but […]

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Agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation and mutual assistance in customs matters approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing and ratifying of an Agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation and mutual assistance in customs matters.  The Agreement will help in the availability of relevant information for the prevention and investigation of Customs offences. The Agreement is also expected to facilitate trade and ensure efficient clearance of […]

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Protocol amending Agreement between India and Kyrgyz Republic for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion, approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the protocol amending the Agreement between India and Kyrgyz Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The Protocol amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) aims to update Article 26 (Exchange of Information) of the DTAA […]

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Joint Interpretative Declaration between India and Colombia regarding the Agreement for Promotion and Protection of Investments approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing the Joint Interpretative Declaration (JID) between India and Colombia regarding the existing Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments between India and Colombia signed on November 10, 2009. The JID would impart clarity to the interpretation of the existing Agreement as it includes interpretative notes […]

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