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India: Key Customs, Tax Challenges In Auto Parts Trade

This audio interview features Krishna Barad, partner, Customs & International Trade, Indirect Tax with BDO India.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview “India: Key Customs and Tax Challenges of Importing and Exporting Automotive Parts” features Krishna Barad, partner with the Indirect Tax practice of BDO India, with a special focus on customs and international trade. He has more than 27 years of experience in customs, foreign trade policy, international trade, shipping and logistics related matters.

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In the 19-minute audio interview, Barad discusses these questions:

  • Can you provide a short overview of Indian Automotive Industry (such as provide key highlights, as well as what initiatives taken by Government to help the auto industry?)
  • Can you provide insights into Indian Customs Procedures & Challenges in Automotive Sector?
  • Can you discuss Digitalization in customs – Ease of Doing Business Initiatives by Government of India, as well as any Regulatory requirements & changes by Government?
  • Regarding Electric Vehicles and India’s readiness for it – can you provide insights into Customs Compliances & Duty concessions etc.

About Krishna Barad:


Partner, Customs & International Trade, Indirect Tax, BDO India

Krishna is a Partner with the Indirect Tax practice, with a special focus on Customs & International Trade. He has over 27 years of experience in Customs, Foreign Trade Policy, International Trade, Shipping & Logistics related matters. 

Prior to joining BDO in India, he was associated with a larger accounting firm for 2 years and also worked with large Indian and multinational corporations.  

He has undertaken Customs, Foreign Trade Policy & international trade, indirect tax advisory and compliance services across various industry verticals, including aviation, wind, oil & gas, automobile, engineering, locomotive, healthcare, steel, chemical, infrastructure, IT/ITeS, pharmaceuticals, and auto ancillary sector.


Krishna has advised and assisted clients in setting up operations in India. He has also handled SEZ and EOU/STPI related advisory, compliance and implementation related matters on various clients. 

He has extensively handled the implementation of IT tool EO-Soft for EOU Compliance, Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Global Trade Management Tool – Amber Road, HS Classification automation, Post Entry Audit etc.  He has also been actively involved in advising clients on litigations and representations before the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and other appellate tribunal authorities.

He has significantly contributed to Indian business and professional magazines and has been a speaker for Customs & International trade topics at several local, national & international forums.


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