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STA-1: CONNECTING INDIA TO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN ECOSYSTEM
Thursday, July 18, 2019All day event New Delhi India
On July 18, the U.S.-India Business Council will host an event on India’s STA-1 status and implications for acquisition of advanced technology, as well as India’s compliance and enforcement environment. This will be an industry-focused event designed to provide more information on the scope of items covered under STA-1 and imports of such items for platform development and re-export. As a license exception pertaining to items imported from the United States, STA-1 will impact India’s aerospace, electronics, aircraft, biological materials, and handling equipment sectors, among others.
The event will bring together stakeholders from the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) with Indian agency officials representing the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Defence Production (DDP), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Discussion is expected to touch on the present ecosystem of defense production in the country, the availability of import of hi-end technology items from the U.S, business models that can evolve for re-exports of indigenously developed items from India, and industry views on current licensing & compliance issues.
The program includes three focused technical sessions in addition to an inaugural session:
Session I – India and STA-1
This session will discuss the framework that will evolve under the STA-1 umbrella and will bring experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and State as well as from the Department of Defence Production, GOI to deliberate of the implications of STA-1 for India and the emerging defense ecosystem in the country.
Session II – Export Control in Defense: Industry Perspective
Indian industry has been importing defense items for use in India and in developing domestic R&D capabilities. This session will bring representatives from industry to share their experiences and discuss how the increased flow of capital and technology could contribute to the emerging ecosystem of defense manufacturing.
Session III – Export Control: Space & Defense Electronics
Industry stakeholders have expressed significant interest in engaging in the space and defense electronics sectors. This session will look into the emerging private sector market for space exploration and include discussion of the role that private capital can play in bilateral space collaboration. The session will also feature ISRO’s perspective on space technology.