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News 2 Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Trade, nd Commerce and Investment between India & Afghanistan he 2 meeting of the Joint Working Group on a variety of issues concerning bilateral trade nd (JWG) on Trade, Commerce and Investment and economic relations, including transit of Tbetween India and Afghanistan, at the level goods,business visas, trade in pharmaceutical of Commerce Secretary, which was instituted under products and rough gemstones, air freight corridor, the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the customs cooperation etc. Both sides also agreed two countries, was held in a cordial atmosphere for further cooperation in different sectors such as on 29-30 March, 2017 in New Delhi. The Indian renewable energy, power, standards, agriculture, delegation was led by Ms. Rita Teaotia, Commerce transportation and public health, and discussed Secretary and the Afghan delegation was headed opportunities for investments. by Mr Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Deputy Minister It was agreed that the next meeting of the JWG for Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industries, will be held in Kabul at a mutually convenient Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. date. n The two sides had extensive discussions National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme he main objective of the National subsumed under ZED certification scheme). Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme The achievements under the programme T(NMCP) is to enhance the global are visible from the improvement in the demand competitiveness of manufacturing Micro, Small offtake from the MSMEs which is showing an and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by intervening increasing trend. This is reflective of the realization through following components: of the benefits by MSMEs under the scheme after i) Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness implementation of various NMCP components. Scheme, The figures during the last three year are given below: ii) Design Clinic Scheme, iii) Technology & Quality Up-gradation support Actual Utilization Year for MSMEs (TEQUP), (Rs. in crore) 31.90 2014-15 iv) Promotion of ICT in manufacturing Sector, 36.37 2015-16 v) Building Awareness on Intellectual Property 47.13 (upto Dec, 2016) 2016-17 Rights (IPR), The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium vi) Entrepreneurial & Management Enterprises (MSME) implements various schemes Development of SMEs through incubators, and programmes for promotion of MSME in all vii) Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be the States of India, viz., Credit Guarantee Scheme, Competitive through Quality Management Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, National Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme Tools QTT (This component has been (NMCP), Cluster Development Programme, 42 Laghu Udyog Samachar
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