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India's middlemen, bribes, borders and tax reform

Companies are cheering the July 1 implementation of the GST, a major tax revamp
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 05:50

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The new GST may help to remove obstacles to moving goods across Indian states which are full of obstacles such as road blocks, tolls and other stoppages, plus the need to pay off the right people.

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SEIZED vehicles. Bribes. Days-long delays. Moving goods across Indian states isn't exactly easy - and that's a major barrier to economic growth.

Rolling a truck of vegetables into Gujarat, the state once governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requires a bribe of 500

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