Advance Pricing Agreement

Advance Pricing Agreement: Interactive session with the APA Director

The Advance Pricing Agreement (‘APA’) program was introduced in India in 2012 and is celebrating a decade of presence with a staggering number of applications (about 1,200) and significant conclusions (350+). This program has helped many companies to achieve certainty on their Transfer Pricing (‘TP’) aspects. The program has also boosted the “ease of doing business India” index and has successfully witnessed multiple bilateral APAs also with countries like USA, Japan, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia.

Related topics Tax Tax planning

The Annual Report 2017-18 by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘CBDT’) on APA covers an interesting fact that India’s conclusion speed is better than the advanced economies like USA.

Whats there for you?

  • Overview of progress of APA program in India and related insights
  • Discussion on relevant issues which could be addressed to improve the impact of the program
  • Case studies to discuss issues and perspectives   


  • Smarak Swain, APA Director
  • Vijay Iyer, Tax Partner and National Leader, Transfer Pricing, EY India 


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