Creating the India – Japan Business Alliances for MII and ToT in the MAHSR
In December, 2015, the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of India signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on High Speed Railways, in which both governments confirmed that the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor (MAHSR) would be developed with the use of Japanese high speed rail technologies (i.e. the Shinkansen system) and experiences. In the Memorandum of Cooperation, both governments also confirmed to cooperate on the Transfer of technology(ToT) to be conducted through the construction and training for MAHSR and “Make in India(MII)” of high speed rail systems including manufacture of rolling stock, equipment and machinery to be promoted in a phased manner.
Under this agreement, both governments and relevant institutions of both countries including the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) have promoted the business alliances between the companies of both nations in order to realize ToT and MII. The concept paper regarding methodology to realize ToT and MII objectives in the MAHSR Project describes the types of business alliances of MII and ToT as below.
- Joint ventures between Indian and Japanese firms manufacturing in India
- Equity participation by Japanese firms in Indian firms manufacturing in India
- Japanese firms manufacturing in India
- ToT to Indian firms manufacturing in India
- Other suitable agreed means
- The governments and relevant institutions of both countries engaged in the MII and ToT Initiatives in the MAHSR
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA),
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Ministry of Railways (MoR),
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP),
National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL),
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
“Make in India" and transfer of technology item list for MAHSR
Both governments and relevant institutions have discussed and identified the items subject to MII and ToT Initiatives in the MAHSR, which are listed in four categories, namely Track, Rolling Stock, Civil and Electricity. The following lists contain items subject to MII and ToT Initiatives, procurement locations and estimated volume necessary for the construction of the MAHSR.
These lists are only accessible for whom attended the four workshops held (as noted below).
JETRO, as one of the relevant institutions, has worked as the One Stop Window in India to respond all kind of inquiries on MII and ToT Initiatives from Indian businesses. JETRO New Delhi is always ready to receive inquiries from Indian companies.
- JETRO NEW DELHI
4th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019, INDIA
Tel +91-11-4168-3006 Fax. +91-11-4168-3003
Contact person: Mr. Darius Chinoy
JETRO does not only respond the inquiries from Indian businesses, but also conducts a variety of activities to promote the business alliances between Japanese and Indian companies, such as administration of on-line business to business matching system (TTPP), organization of business-matching meetings and seminars in cooperation with both governments and other relevant institutions.
JETRO Trade Tie-up Promotion Program (TTPP) website
Special edition for railway-related businesses in India
TTPP is a website administrated by JETRO for the purpose of promoting business alliances between companies in Japan and those from around the world, including India.
We have created a special edition just for Indian railway-related businesses.
The advantages of TTPP:
- Easy access to specialized railway-related companies
- Direct contact with Japanese companies (after your registration)
- Quick access to specific projects registered by Japanese companies
- Step 1: User registration
Go to the following URL: INDIAN HIGH SPEED RAILWAY B2B MATCHING SPECIAL WEBSITE
- Please register from the above URL specially designed for the railway businesses. There is a public TTPP site beside specially designed railway business TTPP site. Your registration will not be recognized for any follow-ups if you register from the public TTPP site.
- Step 2: Business proposal registration
- After logging into TTPP, choose a “Business Type” such as “Export & Import of Products/Parts” and enter your business information to complete registration.
For any questions regarding TTPP, please contact the Japan External Trade Organization TTPP Office
Five workshops under the categories of track, rolling stock, civil, electricity and civil works and turnouts were organized, which aimed to introduce related companies to each other and encourage both the Indian and Japanese to collaborate in the MAHSR and further railway projects. A total of 109 Indian companies and 138 Japanese companies participated.
Civil works and Turnouts Workshop
February 5, 2018 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: JETRO Tokyo
Participants: 40 Japanese companies, 15 Indian companies
Opening remarks by Rajendra Prasad, Director, National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.
September 26, 2017, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: JETRO Tokyo
Participants: 28 Japanese companies, 8 Indian companies
Opening remarks by Osamu Mizui, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization
August 28, 2017, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Venue: India International Centre
Participants: 16 Japanese companies, 31 Indian companies
Rolling Stock Workshop
August 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Venue: India Habitat Centre
Participants: 21 Japanese companies, 44 Indian companies
Opening remarks by Prashant Mishra, General Manager, Electrical, NHSRCL
Exchanging business cards
June 13, 2017, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: JETRO Tokyo
Participants: 19 Japanese companies, 8 Indian companies
Opening remarks by Achal Khare, Managing Director, National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.
Presentation by an Indian company
In the past IREE and InnoRail, JETRO conducted business matching in which JETRO’s railway consultants introduced prospective partners and arranged meetings during the exhibition period.
October 11 -13, 2017
Venue: Pragati Maidan, India
Briefing on industry by consultants
CP Sharma, Chairman, CII Rail Transportation and Equipment Division and Managing Director, visiting Japanese companies’ booth
JETRO organized the industrial tours for Indian companies to visit factories in Japan in order to facilitate a deeper understanding and introduce Japanese technologies as well as quality control.
Civil works and Turnouts Industrial Tour
February 5, 2018 8:00 am – 3:00 pm and February 6, 2018 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: (5th) Kanto Bunkiki Co., Ltd (6th) MIYAJI ENGINEERING CO., LTD. and Kawakin Core-Tech Co., Ltd.
Participants: (5th) 22 persons (6th) 28 persons
Group photo at MIYAJI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
Electricity Industrial Tours
September 27, 2017, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Meidensha Corporation, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Participants: 12 persons
Group photo at Meidensha Corporation