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Chamber maintains record of all important statistics received from Government, including publications such as Foreign Trade Statistics of India, copies of weekly bulletin of Industrial Licences, Import and Export Licences and other publications.
Certificate of Origin
By statutory arrangements with the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, we issue non-preferential “Certificates of Origin” in respect of goods exported from India. These Certificates are accepted as authentic documents by the Embassies, Consulates and Trade Commissions of various countries world-wide. You may download the forms shown below and the same can be submitted at the Chamber office in Panjim or Verna.
Conducting business at GCCI allows you to do so in an appealing ambience. Our wide range of fully equipped private meeting rooms and a large Conference Halls offers the perfect combination of efficiency and convenience. Find the perfect venue for your next business meetings, programme and informal gatherings.
We endorse and attest Price Lists, Tender Documents, and Product Quality documents etc, of members required for International Trade. Processing Fee: Rs.100/- per document.
Goa IT Incubator
The Goa IT Innovation Centre, is Goa’s first IT Incubator which has been established by the Department of Industries Trade and Commerce , Government of Goa and the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry to hand hold and assist startup IT companies to successfuly establish their companies in Goa.
The Chamber has a in-house library containing large volumes of information received from other Indian states and foreign countries in the form of CDs, catalogues, reports, laws, gazettes, reference books and publications on various subjects of interest to business and industry.
We issue Letters of Introduction to Chambers of Commerce worldwide, to assist members visiting those countries for business and commercial matters.
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A complimentary hard-copy of the Chamber’s Monthly Bulletins, Annual Report. A FREE-copy of Trade and Commercial directory, which the Chamber periodically publishes, Encourage participation in several important meetings, seminars, workshops of the Chamber.
From time-to-time, the Chamber releases publications as part of our services to the industry. Articles which are educative are also published in the monthly GCCI bulletin which is mailed to all members. New members get a FREE copy of the Trade and Commercial Directory .
We assist in providing Letters of Recommendation for the issuance of visa are addressed to Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates and Trade Commissions on request from our members intending to travel abroad for promotion of business. Members have to submit a formal application on official company letter-head addressed to us requesting the issuance of Letter of Visa Recommendation. A processing Fee of Rs.100/- per letter will be charged.
DAY : MONDAY, 5th MARCH 2018 at 4pm- 6pm LOCATION : GOA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY, PANJIM. Interactive Session with Mr Rahul Narvekar About Rahul Narvekar: Rahul Narvekar, Director and CEO of Sun and Sands Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., a Japan-based Advisory firm and the Founder and CEO of The India Network and Founder Director of Scale Ventures (an early stage SEBI approved INR 100 Cr. alternate investment fund), is an entrepreneur who started his career at an early age, as a door to door salesman to support his education.
Interactive Session with Rahul Narvekar
Goa Chamber is organising a full day seminar on “GST Case Studies and anti-profiteering in Real Estate & Tourism Sectors” Date :Saturday, 3rd March Time : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Venue: Institute Menezes Braganza Hall , Panaji The seminar in association with Chamber of Tax Consultants – Mumbai, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – Goa Branch, will include two distinct sessions with two morning sessions catering to the Tourism Sector, which will include Hotels, Travel Agents, Tour Operators and other Tourism-related service providers. While the two afternoon sessions will cater to the Real Estate Sector including Builders, Developers, Land owners, Works Contractors, Real Estate Agents and In addition to case studies there will be a discussion on the aspects of anti-profiteering related to your scope of business. Participation fees: (incl. GST) For Both Seminars: Rs 1600/- (LUNCH + TEA) For One Seminar : Rs 850/- (TEA) Early Bird Discount Rs 100/- for those registering before 26th Feb To register call GCCI (Ph. 0832 2424252) or email at email@example.com WatsApp: +91 9764 161 205
Seminar on “GST Case Studies and anti-profiteering in Real Estate & Tourism Sectors”
Date : 11th Feb 2018 Venue : O’Coqueiro Restaurant , Porvorim Preliminary Round : 3:30 pm and Finals at 6:30 pm . A battle of wits designed to reward the smartest business & technology minds.. Great opportunity to meet National Biz Leaders and Rising Student Stars with confirmed participation from 50 top business & college teams from all over India in an evening of fun and curiosity. If you would like to participate, please form teams of two and register at www.jigyasaquiz.com . Registration fee of Rs.2100/- for each corporate team.
Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz 2018 – 2nd Edition
In Feb 2018, BNI Goa is organising the ‘Goa BizFest’ – for Celebrating Entrepreneurship Fuelling Aspirations in partnership with industry associations and other business organizations in Goa. With business friendly decisions and initiatives coming from the Indian Government, a feeling of hope has descended upon the business community. In Goa, a very holistic and well calibrated investment policy considering Goan ethos was formulated and implementation followed through. This too is generating the right business climate in our state of Goa. Day: 8,9,10th Feb 2018
GOA BIZ FEST
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Annual General Meeting of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry is held every year in the last week of June. It usually consists of a Business Session which is open only to the members of the Chamber and a General Session which is attended by members, guests and invitees. The Chamber usually invites a leading personality as the Chief Guest drawn either from the Government or from the Business Community.
ASTURI – Programme for Women Entepreneurs
The GCCI Womens Wing is committed to raise the level of Women Entrepreneurs along with providing avenues to reach their products beyond the geographical boundaries of Goa. The Womens Wing is also hopeful of carving out a niche market for Women Entrepreneurs.
Seminar on EXIM Policy
Each year the new EXIM Policy is unveiled in April. The new policy is a comprehensive document on India’s foreign trade promotion framework, touching upon all relevant issues including the country’s stand on WTO matters, bilateral trade issues and free trade agreements. Regulations on the foreign currency front and export financing facilities may also be highlighted in the document. The Chamber organizes a seminar on EXIM policy every year as it finds that it is essential for everybody connected with Exim trade to understand National Foreign Trade Policy in depth.
Live Telecast of Union Budget
Every year the Union Finance Minister presents the Union General Budget to the Parliament on 28th February. This being an event of great interest to all members of the trade, every year the Chamber telecasts the presentation live at the Chamber’s Convention Hall. On this occasion heads of various trade and industry associations, prominent industrialists and businessmen , Govt. officials, Press etc. are invited to view the live telecast and express their immediate reactions on the General Budget. A working lunch is generally provided.
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President Desk – GCCI Bulletin Oct 2017
Dear members, We all agree that times are changing. Every generation thinks that ‘when they were young, those were the golden days, the best times’ etc. While, which were the best times may be debatable, what is notable is that today, change is taking place at the fastest pace imaginable. What happened over decades is now scrunched into years.
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin December 2017
Dear members, We all agree that times are changing. Every generation thinks that ‘when they were young, those were the golden days, the best times’ etc. While, which were the best times may be debatable, what is notable is that today, change is taking place at the fastest pace imaginable. What happened over decades is now scrunched into years. There is a deluge of information. Rapid advances have been made in science and technology which pervade almost all fields even arts. New fields, new options have opened up as never before and the age old arts, science and commerce can longer be the strait-jacketed options. Sadly, our students, our future are still saddled with age-old curriculum . While several additions have been made to all curricula, deletions are scarce. The emphasis is still on just purging on paper all that is learnt whether the knowledge is relevant, still applicable in today’s times is not important. What is judged is the student’s ability to regurgitate all the input. The general outcome is a generation of youth burdened with the information but without an idea ( applicability and the relevance of what they have learnt This youth now enters the industry. Totally […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin November 2017
Dear Members, The demand for real estate projects has increased tremendously all over the country resulting in a lot of fly-by-night operators and irregularities in the real estate sector. Builders, agents have sprung up overnight, made money and disappeared in the shadows. Home buyers in India have been facing the brunt of stalling of housing projects over extended periods of time and many projects have not even seen the light of the day while investors and home-buyers have lost savings and peace of mind. Finally, the Government of India had to intervene and the RERA-misappropriation of funds, incomplete projects, sub-standard materials and construction and building collapses in many cases even in our state. Since many Goans have settled abroad, their property has been used by nefarious agents and brokers and sold multiple times to unsuspecting buyers. Cash transactions have even deprived the government of tax revenue. RERA, I am sure will bring in a standardization in the real estate sector especially the housing sector. Real estate market is generally cash driven. Demonetisation had already taken the wind out of the sails of the cash economy and the real estate sector has no doubt been affected by this. On the bright […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin Oct 2017
Dear Members, It is indeed heartening that our request to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar to reconsider and modify some aspects of GST has paid dividends. His presence and timely assertions at the GST Council’s meeting on 6th October helped us to secure many concessions which will make compliance much easier, particularly for small and medium tax payers. Increasing of turnover limit for Composition Scheme, limiting frequency of returns for taxpayers with annual turnover below Rs. 150 lakhs, suspension of reverse charge mechanism till 31st March 2018 and deferment of E-Way Bill provisions are some of the major concessions that the Hon’ble Chief Minister was able to secure and which will provide a lot of relief to tax payers. On behalf of the trade and industry and more particularly on behalf of the small and medium enterprises, I wish to express our sincere gratitude to him for his efforts in mitigating the difficulties faced by the industry in implementation of GST. I had stated earlier that the industry welcomes the consolidation of four wage laws into one code by the Centre, which will signal the further consolidation and rationalization of labour laws. However, one provision in ‘The Code […]
The Goa Project 5th edition October 2017
The Goa Project returns with its 5th edition this October A crowd-sourced ‘Unconference’ The Goa Project 2017 will take place from 6 – 7 October at Bay 15, Panjim, Goa. The entire agenda is crowdsourced, leading to two exciting days of talks, workshops, presentations, pitches and interventions, set under the Goan sun. Now, in its fifth year, The Goa Project is focused on eight tracks – Music & Sound, Design, Interactive Media & Cinema, Performing Arts, Fringe & Geekery, Society/ Education, Workshops and Presentations. Sessions, under each of these tracks are interactive in nature and anyone can propose sessions with formats that can range from Lecture, Debate, Q&A, Workshop, Lightning Talk, BoF Meet or Demo Website http://www.thegoaproject.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheGoaProject/ Outreach Partner GCCI IT & YEF Committee What do you do when you have too many ideas? For starters, try not to abandon them. The Goa Project (TGP) has been a platform for soul thinkers to meet and collaborate. Like a domino effect, it provides the perfect opportunity that lets you tip over the first of your many ideas to get them all to topple and spread out. Here’s how you can join the gathering of the country’s brightest and most curious minds. We urge you to apply to attend at […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin Sept 2017
September is a special month. On the 5th of this month, we celebrate Teachers’ Day. Teachers are our gurus, our guides , our hand-holders and motivators. Teachers shape our communities and our outlook towards life. It is the teacher’s special skill to encourage the ones left behind and to build up their confidence to face the world. They prepare us in the present to be who we are in the future . But learning in life never ceases. It is an un-ending process. Nothing prepares us for failure except the will to re-learn and to try again. And that is when we become our own teacher. The events around us, the people , the challenges and the opportunities become our teachers. But in this phase there is little or no hand -holding. It is upto us to seek and to learn. After graduation, many students find themselves at a loose end. They find that jobs are difficult to come by and industry feels that students though armed with a degree are not job-ready. The Education Committee of the Chamber in association with the Directorate of Technical Education decided to put the spotlight on this issue (very appropriately in September if […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin August 2017
Dear Members, We welcomed Ganapati Bappa with great joy and fervour this month.Chaturthi was earlier than usual and it seemed that Bappa wanted to make his presence felt sooner this time around. Ganapati or Vighnaharta is the God of wisdom and the remover of obstacles. Wisdom is what guides us on the right path to do the right things. And wisdom is what Goa needs. Goa is a small state and ideally placed to be a model state in all respects, be it in the tourism, IT, logistics and education sectors or in the implementation of various government initiatives. If we take the initiative and determine to be the best or even be among the best, success cannot be far away. IT as a sector is a good example. It is well known and accepted that small IT companies and start-ups are what Goa needs. The Government therefore needs to put in more vigorous efforts to secure Goa as a niche IT destination. The Government has already started laying the groundwork through its initiatives of revamping the IT Policy, earmarking land for the IT Park in Chimbel and planning the setup of the Electronic Manufacturing Cluster at Tuem. The Government is also planning to […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin July 2017
Dear Members, I feel extremely privileged to take over as the 38* President of the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in its 109* year of glorious existence and recognition. I also extend my sincere thanks, through this Page, being my first communique, to all my members for having elected me as the President of this illustrious association. I will continue to seek support and cooperation for the growth and development of the business ecosystem. Before I proceed further, I would like to thank our Immediate Past President Mr. Nana Bandekar with a promise that we will work around the vision with which he had flagged the Chamber’s journey during his term. I was introduced to the Chamber by two past presidents Mr. Nitin Kunkolienker and Mr. Manguirish Pai Raiker in 2002. From then on, my journey began as a member of the taxation committee of the Chamber to eventually heading the same up to June 2017. I have been a part of the Managing Committee for the last fifteen years and have been the Vice President for six years. As the newly elected President, my scope of contribution will now go beyond individual committees and extend to the entire […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin June 2017
Dear Members, I bid adieu to you through these pages the final ‘President’s Desk’ of my term. The highlight of this month was the Chamber’s 109′ Annual General Meeting which was well attended by members and invitees. We had invited Padmabhushan Dr. V K Saraswat, member of NITI Aayog as keynote speaker. It was a matter of pride for us to host one of the most gifted scientists of our country. A Ph.D in combustion engineering, Dr Saraswat played a very significant role in the development of the country’s first liquid propulsion engine . He is also credited with the development of other rocket engines such as Prithvi, Dhanush and Prahaar. He has held the posts of Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and secretary to the Department of Defence (research and development). He has also been appointed Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr Saraswat spoke on innovation and how globally it was the buzz word for progress and countries were spending billions of dollars on R& D, technology and innovation. India, he said, on the other hand, had a rich culture of innovation dating back to thousands of years. However this culture has slowly disappeared from India and now […]
President Desk – GCCI Bulletin April 2017
Dear members, The government’s push for demonetisation and digitization has given a big boost to e-wallet companies like PayTM . Unlike earlier, when people opted for cash or cheque transactions, the shortage of cash and closure of ATMs for a long duration from November 2016, forced people to pay through e-wallets or debit cards . They say anything practised for forty days becomes a habit. And rightly so, I feel, for scores of people are now opting for e-payments out of choice rather than compulsion. Banks and mobile companies are also waking up to the fact that small payments made through e-wallets translate into huge amounts. If the transaction cost billed to merchant establishments on card payments is reduced, many more establishments will be amenable to accepting small amounts through card payments. The Paris Visite Travelcard card is hailed as one of the best and convenient options for tourists to traverse across metro destinations across Paris with mere swiping of the card. The Paris Pass is a comprehensive sightseeing card for tourists offering free entry to Paris Museums, rides on hop-on, hop-off buses and includes the Paris Visite Travelcard. The Smart Card introduced by Indian Railways in Mumbai has made […]
Goa covers an area of 3,702 sqm2 on the west coast of India and comprises two major districts – North Goa and South Goa. It is the 25th State in the Union of States of India. It was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. It was part of Union territory of Goa, Daman & Diu till 30 May 1987 when it was formed into a separate State.
Updates to various Acts, Rules & Regulations, Notifications, Infrastructure, Economic Survey, Policies & Schemes and other important financial documents put out by the Goa Government will be filed in this section from time to time as they become available.Read More
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GCCI E-WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
This section archives weekly activities taken by the chamber and news items collated from various local newspapers of interest to the members of the chamber.Notice all e-weekly archives starting from #51 of 2016 onwards will be found on our mailchimp archive list