Art of Jewellery - GJIIF October 2018 Everyone knows that the solution for a current account deficit lies in the increase of exports. Anyone would tell you that increasing exports is directly related to the increase in exporters, without which there can be no exports. This is something that policy makers need to review. Our guest article of the month by Mr Ajay Mehra, analyses how high import duty is denying India of precious foreign exchange and policies need to be reviewed from an international perspective.The first edition of the Gem and Jewellery India International Fair (GJIIF 2018) held during 21st to 23rd September 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre jointly organised by the Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchant’s association (MJDMA), Gem and Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJC) and Tamilnadu Jewellers Federation (TNJF). Positioned today as South India’s largest jewellery trade show, GJIIF generated an estimated footfall of around 15,000 visitors.VICENZAORO September 2018, the international jewellery show, a reference for the industry, gave voice to the most significant trends in the world of precious stones, metals, jewels and machinery. Organized by the Italian Exhibition (IEG) in the Vicenza Exhibition Centre from September 22 to 26, the show recorded visitors from 117 countries, with foreign visitors accounting for over 40% of the total. Over 1300 brands from 35 different countries, over 500 hosted buyers, journalists, opinion leaders and trendsetters from every corner of the world participated in the show.