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“The chambers interact with the government at different levels to reorient or put in place policies which reduce trade hindrances.” Comment.

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The chambers interact with the government at different levels to reorient or put in place policies which reduce hindrances, increase interstate movement of goods, introduce transparency and remove multiple layers of inspection and bureaucratic hurdles. It also aims at establishing right kind of infrastructure and simplifying and harmonizing the tax structure.

Transportation: The Chambers of Commerce and Industry help in many activities concerning interstate movement of goods which includes registration of vehicles, surface transport policies, construction of highways and roads.

Octroi and other Local Levies: The Chambers of Commerce and Industry ensures that its imposition is not at the cost of smooth transportation and local trade.

Harmonization between Sales Tax and VAT: The Chambers of Commerce and Industry plays an important role in interacting with the government to harmonize the sales tax structure in different states. A uniform sales tax is important for balanced growth as it is a source of state revenue.

Marketing of Agro products and related issues: The Chambers of Commerce and Industry can intervene and interact with concerned agencies in formulating policies regarding marketing of agro-products and related issues.

Weights and Measures to prevention of duplication in brands: It is necessary to protect the interests of the consumers as well as traders. They need to be enforced strictly. The Chambers of Commerce and Industry interact with the government and makes such laws which takes action against wrong doers.

Promoting sound Infrastructure: The Chambers of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the government takes initiative to develop a sound infrastructure.

Labour Legislations: The Chambers of Commerce and Industry interacts with the government constantly on issues related to labour laws and retrenchment.

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