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  • 16 Oct 2017 3:52 PM | Anonymous
    Talking bilateral trade
     

    ICCC team meets Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s International Trade Minister

     
    ICCC Team with Minister Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne, MP Ruby Sahota and his team

    The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister for International Trade, met with a team of Directors of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) led by President Kanwar Dhanjal. The other members of the team comprised Pramod Goyal, VP - Finance; Abu Becker, Director - Affinity & Business Development; Pranav Patel, Director - Membership; Tauseef Sheikh, Director - Sponsorship; and Pradyuman Jhala, Director - SME. The Minister was accompanied by his team of interlocutors including David Hartman, Director General South Asia Bureau, and MP Ruby Sahota. Together the two teams discussed issues of significance to Canada-India bilateral trade.

    The Minister informed the ICCC team that an official Canada government is visiting India next month to continue with the discussions with the Indian authorities on issues of mutual interest. Hon. Champagne insisted that the key to exponential success in bilateral trade in merchandise and services will only come about following the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), and the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA).

    The ICCC delegation emphasized the growing importance of sunrise sectors in bilateral trade and service including education and food processing. Kanwar Dhanjal, President, ICCC, said “Both governments must be cognisant of the growth of these two sectors, and do everything to promote them.” He added that the ICCC would support any initiative taken to promote these two sectors. Thanks to the steady increase in the number of international students from India, and the rise in tourism, the revenue from students and tourists from India is expected to rise substantially.

       

    The ICCC team also spoke about the tremendous potential in the film production and distribution sector. Canada and India signed a co-production treaty in 2014 and the treaty allows film producers to tap into various incentives and tax breaks offered by both governments. Soon after the treaty was signed, a delegation of 14 Canadian producers participated in the 4th Forum of the Canada-India Business Council in Mumbai to promote the Canada-India Audiovisual Co-Production Treaty.

    Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) are spearheading the co-production cooperation with support from the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA).

    The ICCC team also spoke about the imminent decision of the Indian government to allow 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment in the defense sector. India is planning to further liberalize its defense sector by allowing 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in projects. The move is mainly aimed at curtailing the striking slowdown in the defense sector which has failed to attract huge investments in recent years despite the introduction of sweeping reforms in defense investment rules. Pramod Goyal, VP -Finance, said that the opening of the defense sector would give tremendous opportunities to the Canadian defense equipment manufacturers.

    The ICCC team also discussed the growing need in the Indian agriculture sector of farming technology and equipment where Canada can deliver Indian needs. Among the other issues that the ICCC team discussed with the International Trade Minister and his team was to build partnership with Director General South Asia Bureau and to work with the Canada’s International Trade department to avail of grants to invite trade delegations from India to visit Canada.

    The ICCC team also discussed the Smart Cities project and the Canadian involvement in the project, and the global city development in India. The ICCC team also communicated the forthcoming India Mission 2018 and the business symposium that will be held in December 2017.

    The ICCC Directors team also had a meeting with MP Ramesh Sangha, who is also the Chair of Canada – India Parliamentary Friendship Group (CIPFG) and explored areas of mutual co-operation and to further strengthen joint working between the two teams.


  • 15 Oct 2017 10:00 AM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    ICCC Newsletter  
     
    October 2017  
                                                                  
    Letter from the President
     
     Kanwar Dhanjal

    As the new President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce,  I offer a pledge to all its members, stakeholders and sponsors: Your new board will bring about constructive changes in our four-decades-old institution that we all proud of.

    Our new board comprises a fundamental shift in the composition of the Chamber’s leadership – we are all relatively new to the Chamber, all of us have been involved with the Chamber for just about a decade, or even less. This is significant considering that over the last four decades of the Chamber’s history, its leadership has comprised of a small group.

    Our leadership represents a new dawn in the Chamber’s history. We will encourage and reinforce this trend in the Chamber’s operations by encouraging new members to take up pole positions in our committees – both statutory and non-statutory.

    This proposal neatly dovetails with our board’s plan to go full throttle ahead with membership engagement. We will customise our programming so that it appeals to specific segments of our membership. This will ensure that members from different professional and entrepreneurial backgrounds find resonance with our programs and become more active in participating in the Chamber’s activities.

    In simple terms, this will ensure that you won’t see the same faces at all our programs.

    Member engagement will also mean providing value through our affinity program. Soon, we will be announcing a slew of affiliations and associations with service providers who will offer substantial benefits in terms of dollar value to members of the Chamber.  


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    Meet your new board
     
     
    From Left to Right (Seated): Ajay Tandon, Devika Penekelapati, Kanwar Dhanjal, Pramod Goyal, Abubakkar Noohujohn, 
    (Standing): Tauseef Sheikh, Naresh Chavda, Pranav Patel, Sanjay Brahmbhatt
     
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    Renegotiating NAFTA in the Era of Trump

    Keeping the Trade Liberalization In and the Protectionism Out

    By Simon Lester, Inu Manak, and Daniel Ikenson

    CATO Working Paper


    When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force in January 1994, it was a ground breaking achievement. It eliminated nearly all tariffs among three significant trading partners and achieved liberalization on a wide range of other issues (some of which had never before been included in trade agreements). Now the United States, Canada, and Mexico are about to begin a historic renegotiation of NAFTA.

    The proposal to renegotiate NAFTA may have been motivated by protectionist objectives. But there is potential to minimize or even avert protectionist outcomes. In the end, renegotiation presents the opportunity to modernize, fix, and expand the rules of NAFTA, and produce a “freer” free trade agreement, which would be good for the North American economy.
     
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  • 13 Oct 2017 10:00 AM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    Meet your nominated directors
     

    At a recently-held board meeting of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), the board unanimously passed a resolution appointing Pradyuman Jhala and Rakesh Joshi as directors of the ICCC with immediate effect.

    Kanwar Dhanjal, President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the new members of the board. He said, “Both Pradyuman and Rakesh have been active in the community and continue to contribute to the Canadian society in varied ways. Their presence will strengthen the board and give it a sharp focus.”

     
    Pradyuman Jhala is the President and CEO of SPS Canada Immigration and founder of the SPS Canada Group of Companies that includes SPS Canada Immigration, Student Placement Services Inc., SPS Canada Capital, SPS Canada Asset Corp. and South Asian International Student Association (SAISA). He is an active member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. He has also been appointed as the Commission of Oaths by the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Canada. With over 15 years of experience as a Senior Immigration Practitioner, Pradyuman handles all immigration-related matters for global clients. In addition to his growing practice, Pradyuman is a huge proponent of community involvement.


    Rakesh Joshi is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a practicing lawyer in Toronto. He is also a member of Canadian Bar Association and Director of Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers. Rakesh is serving in various leadership positions within the legal community and has devoted himself in mentoring the budding lawyers. Engaged mainly in Real Estate Law and Corporate Law, Rakesh has handled a high volume of transactions successfully to the utmost satisfaction his clients. He was decorated with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is on the panels of prestigious print media houses and community organizations in Toronto and GTA as their Legal Advisor/ Member Advisory Board. He has a great passion for community service. He is a member of Brampton School Traffic Security Council. He has been encouraging and supporting various supports events in GTA.


    As per the by laws of the Chamber, the appointment of the nominated directors is for one year and will end in September 2018.


  • 02 Oct 2017 6:30 PM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    Meet your new board   
     
    Directors committed to take ICCC to new heights 
     
     From l to r (seated) Ajay Tandon, Devika Penekelapati, Kanwar Dhanjal, Pramod Goyal, Abubakkar Noohujohn,
    (standing): Tauseef Sheikh, Nareshkumar Chavda, Pranav Patel, Sanjay Brahmbhatt

    At the first meeting of the board of directors of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce held earlier this week, the President Mr. Kanwar Dhanjal announced the portfolios of the new board members. The new board comprises nine elected directors. It may be recalled that on September 21, 2017, at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting, the members elected six new directors for a two-year term, and three directors are in the middle of their two year term.

    Prior to assigning the new responsibilities, Mr. Dhanjal held intensive discussions with the directors to gauge their interests and aptitude and together the board charted out a daring and ambitious path for the Chamber for the next 12 months.

    “Our target will be to enhance our outreach, enhance membership and sponsorship, and to ensure connectivity with members,” Mr. Dhanjal said.

    The new board and their portfolios

    Kanwar DhanjalPresident: Mr. Dhanjal is a technocrat with more than 25 years’ experience in the instrumentation and automation services industry. He is founder of Just Instruments Inc. which is a pioneer in the field of process control industry.

    Devika PenekelapatiCorporate Secretary & Vice President, Sponsorship: Ms. Penekelapati is a founder and Managing Partner of Borders Law Firm, a boutique immigration law firm in Toronto. She has extensive experience of Canadian immigration law.

    Pramod GoyalVice President, Finance: Mr. Goyal is the Senior Vice President and CEO of Canadawide Financial Corporation Limited, a business advisory and management consulting firm. He is a business strategist and a management consultant with over three decades’ experience.

    Ajay TandonVice President, Programs and Events:  Mr. Tandon is the CEO of Canadian Travel Services, a fast growing complete travel solution and aviation company specializing in projects across the globe.

    Nareshkumar ChavdaVice President, Membership & Government Relations: A licensed Immigration Consultant, Mr. Chavda is the President Globayan Immigration Corporation, with its headquarters in Toronto and representatives offices located in India.

    Abubakkar NoohujohnDirector, Affinity Programs, Business Development & Councils Affairs: Mr. Noohujohn is the CEO of the Nrich Group, President of Airbond Travel and has recently been appointed as the Canadian representative of the NEST Group of India.

    Sanjay BrahmbhattDirector, Trade, Commerce, Mining & Energy:  Mr. Brahmbhatt is a small entrepreneur with over 20 year experience in the field of Business Development, Sales and marketing in India, Dubai (U.A.E.) and Canada.

    Pranav PatelDirector, Legal Affairs & Membership:  Mr. Patel is a barrister, solicitor and notary public. He has an outstanding reputation in the legal community, and enriched experience in the public and private sectors.

    Tauseef SheikhDirector, Sponsorship, New Immigrants & Mentorship: Mr. Sheikh is with HSBC Bank. He is a seasoned, top-performing banking professional with experience in Global Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

    A day later, the new board officially met the Consul General of India in Toronto Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia. The Consul General congratulated the new board and assured the Indian Consulate’s continued support to all bilateral promotional activities that the ICCC would undertake. Over the years, and especially during Ambassador Bhatia’s tenure, the Indian Consulate and the ICCC have forged close ties to promote bilateral trade between Canada and India. 
     
     ICCC board with CG Bhatia


  • 21 Sep 2017 10:00 PM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    Kanwar Dhanjal elected   
     
    ICCC's 29th President
     
    Committed to enhancing member connectivity 
     
     Kanwar Dhanjal

    Kanwar Dhanjal was unanimously elected the 29th President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Thursday, September 21, 2017, by his eight colleagues, six of whom including Mr. Dhanjal were earlier elected to a two-year term to the board. The elections were held online and recorded an unprecedented 63 percent participation from the Chamber’s members.

    Dhanjal is a technocrat by profession, having more than 25 years’ experience in the automation and instrumentation industry right from an engineer to a director. He is founder of Just Instruments Inc. which provides instrumentation and automation services in the field of process control for the last six years. He has been Chair of ICCC’s Energy Committee for the last two years and the Chair of the ICCC’s Gala committee in 2015. He is a Rotarian with Rotary Club of Brampton and has participated in many volunteer activities with club. He is also the Chair of the International Trade Committee of Brampton Board of Trade. 

    An elated Mr. Dhanjal, speaking about his priorities after becoming the President, said his endeavour would be to encourage his team of directors to build a direct connection with the members. “Connectivity with members is the key to our growth,” he said, and declared that his aim would be to enhance the membership of the Chamber and build upon the previous year’s growth and take it to at least 1,000 in the next year.

    “We have challenges on two critical fronts – sponsorship and membership. Without making any high-sounding claims, I want to assure the general body that on both these front, my team will show extraordinary achievements when we meet here again next year,” he added.


       
    Devika Penekelapati   Abu Becker   Ajay Tandon
             
       
    Naresh Chavda   Sanjay Brahmbhatt   Pramod Goyal
             
       
    Pranav Patel   Sheikh Tauseef   Arun Srivastava
     
    Mr. Dhanjal also pledged to ensure that the new board would continue on the path of fiscal prudence. He said, “I also pledge that our team will offer a better, concrete, tangible and inclusive board that will create a new benchmark in reaching out to members, stakeholders, sponsors and the Canadian business community.”

    Terming the 2017 election as a major shift in paradigm, Mr. Dhanjal said that the directors elected at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the ICCC represented the younger generation that aspires to transform the Chamber and make it more receptive of the changing business and economic environment.

    He said the Indo-Canadian community is rising demographically, and manifesting its presence in all spheres of Canadian society. It is time for the Chamber to rejig its priorities and make the institution relevant to the members, stakeholders and sponsors.

    The other directors who have been re-elected along with Mr. Dhanjal for a two-year term include Mr. Ajay Tandon and Mr.Abu Becker. The new directors who have been elected for the first time are Mr. Pramod Goyal, Mr. Pranav Patel and Mr.Sheikh Tauseef. Three other directors, who are in the middle of their two-year term, are Ms. Devika Penekelapati, Mr. Naresh Chavda, and Mr. Sanjay Brahmbhatt.

    The AGM was attended by over 150 members, a majority of whom participated in a lively discussion on all the agenda items, which included a report on the sale of the building by the corporate secretary, and a report by the Chamber’s audit committee chair Mr. Imtiaz Seyid.

    Corporate Secretary Ms. Penekelapati initiated the meeting and then handed over the proceedings to the chair Mr. Rakesh Goenka, a former President of the ICCC. Mr. Ajit Khanna, also a former President of the Chamber and Mr. Jagdish Bajaj, a former Vice President of the Chamber, oversaw the ballot counting online and declared the results.

    Altogether 12 candidates had contested elections for the six vacancies on the board. Mr. Dhanjal invited all the candidates to rededicate themselves to working for the Chamber.  A number of past presidents, vice presidents, and board members participated in the meeting.

    Mr. Arun Srivastava, the outgoing President, thanked his board for making his tenure memorable and one that was full of accomplishments.


    Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce
    924 The East Mall Toronto ON M9B 6K1
    Tel: 416-224-0090416-224-0090 . 

    Fax: 416-916-0086. 
    E-mail: iccc@iccconline.org 

    Website: www.iccconline.org



  • 15 Sep 2017 9:00 AM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    ICCC Newsletter  
     
    September 2017  
                                                                  
    Letter from the President
     

    Interaction with Minister Bardish Chagger on proposed fair tax plan


    The federal government is conducting Canada-wide consultations on the Fair Tax proposals announced by the federal finance minister on July 18. The consultations will continue till October 2. The proposals have been greeted with near-universal condemnation from small business owners. This is because the proposed changes will hit the vulnerable sections more than other sections. The proposed changed will affect hundreds of thousands of independent businesses, professionals and taxpayers across a wide range of sectors and regions. These changes are coming at a time when business owners are already facing a myriad of additional costs, including Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance premium increases for the next several years and new provincial policies around carbon pricing and labour reforms. 
     
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    Minister Bardish Chagger meets ICCC's small business owners to discuss Fair Tax proposals
     

     ICCC leaders and small business owners with Minister Chagger 
     
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     Insight
     

    Do Higher Interest Rates Cause Lower House Prices?

    Not necessarily, says David Larock


     
    I have always enjoyed challenging widely held beliefs, probably because so many of them fall apart upon closer examination. Most recently, my contrarian radar started going off in the summer as talk of a Canadian housing bubble increased from a simmer to a boil. One of the most common justifications used in the argument that our house prices are due for a precipitous fall is that rock bottom interest rates have nowhere to go but up. When rates increase, the argument goes, affordability decreases and prices have to fall or buyers will be priced out of the market. Fair enough. It’s true that when interest rates increase, the cost of borrowing becomes more expensive, and it’s reasonable to assume that our historically low interest rates are more likely to increase than decrease over time. Bubble talkers regularly cite both factors when making their case, and after much repetition, consumers accept the conclusions that are drawn from these assumptions as valid. Far be it for me to let real data get in the way of a good round of group think, but alas, I do enjoy tipping over the apple cart, so here goes.                             
     
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  • 13 Sep 2017 6:30 PM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)

    "Build your competitive edge in the 21st Century" 

    ICCC hosts Murali Murthy in its wrap-up event for the fiscal year


    On September 13, 2017, at its fiscal year wrap-up meet, the ICCC was host to Murali Murthy, acclaimed Public Speaker, Life Coach and the Author of the Canadian bestseller You Are HIRED! and the ACE Series of Books - The ACE Principle, The ACE Awakening and The ACE Abundance.

    “Personal Branding is the most powerful self-marketing strategy to achieve personal and professional success,” Murali stressed in his riveting talk on “How to develop your competitive edge.”

    He underlined the need to have a strong online presence, as a first step toward personal branding.

    “Branding is about getting your prospects to see you as the only one that provides a solution to their challenge and fills an immediate need.”

    He concluded by reminding that success is all around us and by following his success formula under the acronym ACE - Absorb Comprehend Excel, we can all achieve everything that we set out to do.
  • 11 Sep 2017 6:30 PM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    Mix and Mingle
     
     ICCC’s WEP committee’s meeting that combines business with fun     
                                                                                            
     
     The WEP group

    Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)’s Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals (WEP) Committee organised Mix and Mingle, a fabulous get together of women entrepreneurs and professionals at the Grazie Italian restaurant earlier this week.

    Speaking on the occasion Devika Penekelapati, Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Events and Sponsorship, ICCC, informed the guests of the hoary traditions of the Chamber and the various ways in which it was engaging with community and business leaders. She also spoke about the unique role that the WEP committee has created for itself in the Chamber.

    Ajay Tandon, Director, Tourism and Hospitality, while addressing the audience, emphasized the positive role that the Chamber’s members were performing in steadily taking the ICCC ahead in a new direction. He said that there were tremendous benefits of joining the Chamber and urged everyone to enrol new members.

    Shibani Sahney, chair of WEP also spoke on the occasion and listed the many accomplishments of the Chamber.
       
       
       
       
       

    Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce
    924 The East Mall Toronto ON M9B 6K1
    Tel: 416-224-0090416-224-0090 . 

    Fax: 416-916-0086. 
    E-mail: iccc@iccconline.org 

    Website: www.iccconline.org


  • 17 Aug 2017 6:19 AM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    ICCC Newsletter  
     
    August 2017  
                                                                  
    Letter from the President
     

    NAFTA 2.0: Let's have the same urgency to conclude CEPA 



    As the President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) I believe that our Chamber has the twin responsibilities of promoting NAFTA 2.0 as well as taking its lessons to apply to the prolonged CEPA negotiations. A majority of our members are small entrepreneurs who may be able to leverage their businesses to be able to export to the United States if the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations can be made to benefit them. Similarly, the core principles of the treaty are equally applicable to the Canada-India trade agreement and ICCC will definitely urge CEPA negotiators to imbibe and implement the outcomes of the NAFTA negotiations in conducting and concluding CEPA.

     Click here to read the: Letter from President

     Insight
     
     NAFTA 2.0: Who wants what and why - an in-depth analysis


    Former US President George Bush signs the NAFTA agreement in 1992 
     
    Insight brings a detailed analysis of the NAFTA negotiations that are at present underway between Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. The analysis includes the demands of all the three signatories to the agreement that was a precursor to globalisation. In the last 25 years since the agreement was signed, the world has changed. It is imperative for the agreement to reflect the new realities of global trade and to address critical issues such as job losses and the disintegration of the manufacturing sector in Canada and the United States for which NAFTA is being blamed.                        
     
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  • 19 Jul 2017 12:00 PM | Mayank Bhatt (Administrator)
    Talking Trade with Andrew Scheer
     
    ICCC members interact with Conservative Party of Canada's new leader 

    Andrew Scheer with ICCC board members and senior members

    Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, the official opposition in the Federal Parliament, visited the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) headquarters on 19 July 2017 to discuss the Canada India bilateral relations.

    Mr. Scheer is the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. He was first elected Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu’Appelle by defeating the longest-serving member of the House of Commons. He held the position of Speaker of the House of Commons for four years, becoming the youngest Speaker in Canadian history. Andrew has been re-elected in 2006, 2008, and 2011, and since the 2015 election has served as the Official Opposition House Leader.

    Mr. Arun Srivastava, President ICCC in his welcome remarks said that the Canada – India relations have been strengthened in the last decade but still a lot more needed to be done to tap the full potential of both the countries.

    Mr. Srivastava said that the early completion of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement is in the interest of both the nations. India is the fastest growing economy and Canada should engage it in getting the maximum benefits for its already developed industrial knowhow and energetic entrepreneurial capabilities.

    Mr. Andrew Scheer in his remarks said that his party is closely working with the government and extending the full support to the government on the national issues and the issues in favour of the small and medium entrepreneurs. Canadian economy is doing well and the benefits of the growth should be felt by the common Canadians. 

     
     Chatting across the table


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