States demand hike in silk import duty

September 2008
Man-Made Textiles in India;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p329
Academic Journal
The article reports that the sericulture ministers of four major silk producing states in India have demanded an increase in import duty on silk from its present rate of 20%. The move came amidst the urgent need for the Union government to control imports, especially from China and for the government to take up a certain duty corrections in order to support domestic silk farmers.


Related Articles

  • Silk sector hails proposal to ease duty on raw silk.  // Colourage;Mar2011, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p88 

    The article focuses on the reduction of customs duty on raw silk as part of the budgetary announcement made by Finance Minister of India.

  • Verdict near on register.  // PRWeek (London);2/20/2009, p7 

    The article reports that the government of Great Britain is set to make a final decision on whether to implement a statutory register of lobbyists. The mandatory register of lobbyists was proposed by the public administration select committee. Tom Watson, Cabinet Office minister, relates that...

  • MORE ARABIAN DAYS. O'Sullivan, John // National Review;4/16/1990, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p38 

    Relates the authors travel experiences in Saudi Arabia. Meeting with the deputy minister of commerce, Abdul Rahman Al Zamil; Observations on the country's import restrictions; Visit in Dhahran; Dinner with American expatriates.

  • Obama's Lobbyists.  // National Journal;3/21/2009, p29 

    This article states that the "National Journal" has checked the names of 267 individuals appointed or nominated to various senior positions in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama against the U.S. Senate Office of Public Records database of registered lobbyists. The database has...

  • "Be afraid. Be very afraid.". Schechter, Rebecca // Canadian Screenwriter;Fall2006/Winter2007, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p3 

    The article comments on lobbying for the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) with the Conservative government of Canada. The response of Minister of Heritage Bev Oda to the lobbying efforts emphasizing the importance of CTF for the television industry is described. It explores the lack of support of...

  • Your views in parliament.  // Director;Apr2013, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p80 

    The article reports on meetings of Institute of Directors (IoD) executives with various British cabinet ministers and other government officials on issues such as shale gas, employment law, and taxation.

  • Levy needs to fulfil government's aims.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;7/8/2005, Issue 2673, p15 

    This article focuses on how the travel industry's fight to introduce a 1 pound levy stumbled at the first hurdle but could yet become acceptable to the British government. The legitimacy of democracy means ministers will only countenance those ideas that help the government deliver its own...

  • Washington Diarist. M.P. // New Republic;9/16/78, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p34 

    Provides insights on the appointment of Edward Sanders as Senior Adviser to the United States President and Secretary of State and as replacement for Mark Siegel. Task of Sanders as liaison with the Jewish community; Need for an intellectually authoritative voice in the Jewish lobby; Tradition...

  • Smooth Operators. Rose, Adam // Time International (Asia Edition);7/5/2010, Vol. 176 Issue 1, p50 

    The article focuses on the sericulture of Cambodia, which can be experienced by a free 30-minute tour in the silk farm and weaving factory that is run by training school Artisan d' Angkor.


Other Topics