Free Trade Agreements and GST – Engines of Growth

Da Vinci Hall, Hyatt Regency Pune

05 August 2022 | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

GST helped remove internal barriers to trade, unifying the indirect taxes. By removing the cascading effect of taxes, GST brought down manufacturing costs. India now intends to remove barriers to cross-border trade and investments. Having already signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with UAE and Australia, and edging closer to inking deals with UK, the EU and Canada, among others, India is poised to boost its position in the global economy as a frontrunner. The world is India’s market.

It is time to reap the benefits of efficient manufacturing by leveraging the gains under FTAs and GST law. Utilizing them strategically would enable importing duty-free inputs from India’s FTA partners and exporting finished goods from India.  Supply chain management along with responsible and sustainable manufacturing are key to making India’s exports competitive and attractive in the global market.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys is conducting a series of seminars to demystify the complex world of FTAs and explain the benefits that are available to different industries.


This seminar in Pune, on 5 August 2022, would cover the following agenda: 


09:00 AM – 10:00 AM - Registration

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM - Salient aspects of FTAs

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM - Tea Break

11:30 AM -  12:30 PM - Opportunities and compliances under FTAs

12:30 PM -  01:30 PM - Zero-rated supplies and refund under GST

01:30 PM onwards - Lunch


Da Vinci Hall, Hyatt Regency Pune Hotel & Residences Weikfield IT Park, Nagar Road, Pune – 411014

Who should attend:

  • CEOs, CFOs and VPs - Finance, Tax, Sourcing and Supply chain
  • Decision makers in top and mid management