Customs agreement with Uruguay gets Cabinet nod

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018

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The Cabinet on Wednesday gave it’s nod for signing and ratifying an agreement between India and Uruguay on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters, an official statement said.

The two countries would share information to prevent and investigate customs offences under the agreement, which is expected to facilitate trade and efficiency clearance of rated goods.

The agreement would also look at several issues such as correctness of the customs value declared, the authenticity of certificates of origin of goods and the description of the goods traded between the two countries.

Pact with Portugal

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Portugal in the field of agriculture has also received Cabinet nod. Under the agreement the two nations would exchange scientific and technical information, trade in plants and plant products, exchange information on phytosanitary issues, conduct training programmes, seminars and visits of experts and consultants.

The deal would remain in force for five years, with automatic extension at the end of that time, unless either country seeks to terminate it.

A similar agreement on agriculture between India and Kenya has also received Cabinet nod.

Agreement with Kenya

“The MoU covers various activities in these fields which include agricultural research, animal husbandry and dairy, livestock and fisheries horticulture, natural resource management, post-harvest management and marketing, soil and conservation, water management, irrigation farming systems development and integrated watershed development integrated pest management, agricultural plant, machinery and implements, sanitary and phytosanitary issues,” the statement said.

Diplomatic enclave

The Cabinet also approved a proposal to transfer 34.87 hectare land in Sector 24, Dwarka, New Delhi, to the Land and Development Office for developing a second diplomatic enclave in the Capital.

The land previously belonged to the Delhi Development Authority.

Published on January 04, 2017

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