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Special Economic Zones will be strengthened: Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:04

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government is committed to revive the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

Govt to extend benefits of SEZ, NIMZ to industrial parks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:10

India has agreed to extend the benefits of special economic zones (SEZ) and National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) to the proposed industrial parks which would be developed in collaboration with China.

Commerce Min amends norms to prevent misuse of SEZ land

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 15:50

Developers seeking to surrender Special Economic Zones will have to give an undertaking that the land will be used in accordance with the recently amended guidelines so as to prevent its misuse.

8 developers to surrender SEZs; 13 asks for more time

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 00:17

These requests will be considered by the 19-member Board of Approval (BoA), Chaired by Commerce Secretary S R Rao, at its meeting on August 30.

Govt eases land requirement norms for SEZ

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 23:32

The government Monday relaxed SEZ rules concerning minimum land requirement and sale of units to make the scheme more attractive for investors.

'IT SEZ game changer;developers should move to smaller cities'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 14:52

Terming IT SEZs as "major game changer" in terms of employment and investments, a senior official in the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry on Wednesday said developers should now move to Tier II and III cities to disseminate similar benefits.

Govt allows gold exports from SEZs after value addition

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 20:16

Concerned over decline in gold exports from SEZs following ban on its trading, the government has allowed units in these zones to export gold items after a minimum value addition of 3 percent.

Govt to notify SEZ reforms soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 16:33

In the supplementary Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the government had announced these reforms.

Land norms eased for SEZs to rekindle investors' interest

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 15:40

Amid dwindling interest in SEZs, the government on Thursday announced a "package of reforms", including easing of land requirement norms and an exit policy, to rekindle investor interest in Special Economic Zones.

Exports up 6.9% in Mar; declines 1.7% in 2012-13

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 08:21

Exports in March stood at USD 30.8 billion compared to USD 28.8 billion in the same month of previous year.

Withdraw MAT on SEZs: Assocham

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:49

The government should consider withdrawal of Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) on the tax free zones to give a boost to the sector and exports, Industry body Assocham said on Friday.

Maharashtra's SEZ exit policy may not be successful: Credai

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 15:52

Raising doubts about the success of the new industrial policy for Maharashtra, developers' apex body Credai on Wednesday said integrated industrial parks may not be successful as Special Economic Zones have failed to take off.