CEOS' Mission to China : 7 - 14 June 2000
ACMA’s second CEO’s Mission
to China was led by the ACMA President Mr V K Mehta.
The twelve member mission’s arrival in the country,
coincided with the Summit Conference on Globalisation
– China’s Auto Industry & WTO, in Beijing
on 7 & 8 June 2000 organised by the China Business
The Indian Industry is aware of the
high, price competitiveness of Chinese goods including
auto components. China, also attracts heavy foreign
investments which has brought about an ever increasing
focus on Quality. The two add up to the belief that
China offers " European Quality at Chinese Prices".
Joining the WTO could mean, China does away with localisation
policies, export obligations, revamping the financial
system which would lead to a more economic based pricing.
These aspects would have a direct impact on their competitive
position in the World. One of the objectives of the
ACMA Mission was to find out how China planned to handle
the outcome of WTO norms.
Following the Summit, ACMA’s counterpart CAAM, assisted
in organising a 3 day programme of factory visits in
three key automotive centres of China-Beijing, Tianjin
and Shanghai. ACMA thanks CAAM, the Indian Embassy in
Beijing and the Indian Consulate in Shanghai in appreciation
of the help given in arranging the programme and for
their invaluable support in organising the logistics
of the visit.
ACMA-Government Interaction : 20 June 2000
Mr T S Vijayaraghavan, Secretary (Heavy
Industry & Public Enterprises), chaired a meeting
for drafting an Indian Auto Policy. Representatives
from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce &
Industry and DGFT along with Office Bearers of SIAM
and ACMA attended the above meeting.
Mr V K Mehta- President, Mr L Ganesh
- Vice President, Mr T K Balaji and Dr Surinder Kapur
- Past Presidents, represented ACMA at the above meeting
where it was decided to form a subcommittee under the
chairmanship of Mr B Bhanot, Deputy Director General,
Department of Heavy Industries, to look into the technical
aspects of the auto policy.
The first and second meetings of the Sub-Committee
on Auto Policy was held on 20th and 28th July, 2000,
respectively at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
On 21st June 2000, a meeting was chaired
by Mr Parvez Hashmi, Minister for Transport, Land and
Buildings, NCT, Delhi to discuss the modalities of conversion
of existing buses in Delhi into CNG mode.