Amiti Sen

  • India vows to fight liberal import of used goods

    India vows to fight liberal import of used goods

    India has opposed suggestion by some developed countries for more liberal trade in remanufactured goods or refurbished old products fearing it could harm the country’s domestic industry and also have environmental ramifications.

    More cos may be allowed to export on self-verification

    More cos may be allowed to export on self-verification

    Exports of leather, handicraft, carpets and some engineering goods are likely to get fresh incentives in the annual review of the foreign trade policy to enable them them tide over the poor demand in the Western markets.

    Single-channel water policy soon

    Single-channel water policy soon

    The government will draw from the successful conservation methods followed by other countries to draw up a water management policy for the country battling growing water crisis in both rural and urban areas.

    Let SEZ sops run for committed investment: Commerce dept

    Let SEZ sops run for committed investment: Commerce dept

    The commerce department has suggested to the finance ministry that the promised tax concessions should be available to the special economic zones (SEZ) that have received approval but may not be operational by the time the proposed direct taxes code (DTC) is rolled out.

    List of sectors to get exports sops soon

    List of sectors to get exports sops soon

    The number of export sectors that will receive a fresh package of incentives by the month-end will be decided this week when the commerce and revenue departments take a call on the size of the package.

    11 panels from India, 4 other nations attempt Doha revival

    11 panels from India, 4 other nations attempt Doha revival

    India is in the thick of an effort to revive the stalled global trade talks with the World Trade Organisation, or WTO, setting up eleven different groups with representatives from five countries to resolve contentious issues.

    IPR comes in way of Japan FTA

    IPR comes in way of Japan FTA

    Negotiations between India and Japan on a pact on trade and investment have got stuck on the issue of intellectual property rights with both sides refusing to budge from their stated positions.

    More items to find way into digital library to check biopiracy

    More items to find way into digital library to check biopiracy

    India has begun work to include 220 additional Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha text in its Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), which will help check rampant biopiracy of the country’s ancient wisdom by developed countries.

  • Amiti Sen

    We’ve got Visa power!

    India and Pakistan have once again proved to all skeptics that when they talk business, they mean business! The signing of the new bilateral visa agreement replacing the restrictive 37 year old pact is yet...

    Amiti Sen

    Chinese Checkers

    It may not be easy for Indians to love the Chinese. But it is impossible to hate them. Yes, they do flood us with cheap products ranging from diyas and crackers to chemicals, metals, electronics...

    Amiti Sen

    Economics scores over mindless patriotism

    If Pakistan needed to show proof of its sincerity in wanting closer economic ties with  India, it has indeed done so. It finally walked the talk this week with its Federal Cabinet agreeing to put...

    Amiti Sen

    Economics scores over mindless patriotism

    If Pakistan needed to show proof of its sincerity in wanting closer economic ties with  India, it has indeed done so. It finally walked the talk this week with its Federal Cabinet agreeing to put...

    Amiti Sen

    India-EU FTA–not a lost cause

    The Indian media is full of stories on how the India-EU free trade agreement will not be signed during the India-EU summit in New Delhi on Friday.  I wonder what made people think that the...

    Amiti Sen

    India-Pakistan’s MFN roller-coaster

    When the Pakistani Cabinet decided on November 2 to allow grant of most favoured nation or MFN status to India that would result in removal of import restrictions, the media, as expected, went to town...

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