All India Rubber Industries Association

From the President's Desk

Mr. Vikram Makar,
(President, AIRIA)

Dear Friends,

With COVID 19 vaccine coming into the picture, millions of businesses and hundreds of government around the world are investing their hopes to overcome this pandemic ‘health wise’ and in ‘business’ as well.

As the business evaluates its plans for delivering services optimally, it needs to find the answers about whether the markets and geographies it has been serving remain profitable, which core technology and business practices need to be modified and how the team can be best enabled to keep delivering in the new normal.

How companies and leaders approach and treat all their stakeholders - starting with their employees and the whole range of their human needs - will be real “moments that matter”, likewise the employees will reciprocate in the future and to the ability of the company to thrive coming out of the crisis.

I am happy on two major achievements that has happened for the benefit for rubber goods industry, as everybody is aware, based on the recommendations made by AIRIA and other interested parties, the government has terminated the Anti - Dumping Duty imposed on Carbon Black used in Rubber Application (from China PR and Russia) & removal of Anti-Dumping Duty imposed on Rubber Chemical PX-13 (China PR, Korea RP and USA)

AIRIA’s constant perseverance with government on various occasions and recommending to discontinue the ADD imposed on various input / raw materials used for rubber goods has helped in achieving this victory. I further extend the appreciation to the association for their commendable spirit, hard work and efficiency. The pandemic has severely affected operations across the globe and widespread disruptions notwithstanding, the Association tried utmost to accomplish many things in such fleeting times.  I see, supply chains need to be reshaped and processes need to be automated wherever feasible. Business should also be agile with their financial planning so that they have enough liquidity to respond to unexpected needs.

The next big event of rubber industry is on its way and we are happy to invite you to experience it first hand at India Rubber Expo 2022 in New Delhi, at the revamped Pragati Maidan. The Rubber industry is at a point of incredible growth and achieving new milestones. In this scenario, IRE 2022 promises to be bigger and grander. This exhibition will be the most relevant exhibition in the rubber industry, showcasing the best of technology and manufacturing breakthroughs. Looking forward to see you there!

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well!

Yours truly,

Mr. Vikram Makar,
President, AIRIA