Imports Indian pharmaceuticals and surgical supplies, orthopaedic implants and anaesthesia have been progressing well. So is Hero Honda. What is needed are:
Quality control and discrepancies in shipping. Quality of goods ordered and discrepancies in good ordered and those shipped, even by Government Corporation such as Cauvery in Karnataka, are frustrating for importers and harmful to India’s image.
There is a need for setting up a desk for quick redress of grievances, and blacklisting of defaulters.
Import of Jamaican Products by India, such as rum, liquors, fruit punch as joint venture undertakings.
Joint venture manufacturing of natural products such as herbal tonics wines, medicines etc.
Sale of India- made diagnostic equipment such as ultrasound, X-ray, MRI equipment. This may require special arrangements with the manufacturers right to sell in that region.
Note: Presented at the GOPIO Conference held in New Delhi in conjunction with Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, January 9th, 2003.