A business delegation is travelling to Beijing with minister for commerce and Industry Anand Sharma to take up the need for a level-playing field with China in various sectorts, who will meet its Chinese counterparts on January 19, 2010.
“We will try to take up issues like export of power plant equipment in China, access to their wind energy market, access to the Chinese film industry and market access to fruits, vegetables & bovine meat,” said Amit Mitra, secretary general, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
A FICCI delegation led by its president— Harshpati Singhania, will also be visiting Beijing to address issues concerning various sectors. He said that since there would be a dialogue between the two governments, he would want these issues to be taken up by the minister. China has some restrictions against Indian operators. While China provides incentives and rebates to the extent of 14 per cent to manufacturers who export, there are tariff and non-tariff barriers amounting to 20-39 per cent of the equipment cost for Indian manufacturers who export to China.