Amiti Sen

  • Middle path on SEZ tax mooted

    Middle path on SEZ tax mooted

    The DTC suggests replacing profit-linked exemptions available to developers of SEZs with investment-linked exemptions.

    Commerce min seeks funds for export sops

    Commerce min seeks funds for export sops

    The commerce department has sought additional resources from the finance ministry to continue providing export sops to sectors still to find their feet in the global market.

    Commerce dept seeks clarity on duty remission schemes

    Commerce dept seeks clarity on duty remission schemes

    The commerce department has initiated discussion with the finance ministry on the fate of the various input duty remission schemes for exports once the proposed goods and services tax (GST) to replace most indirect taxes in the country is rolled out.

    India, 4 others oppose timetable for farm promises

    India, 4 others oppose timetable for farm promises

    India, China, Argentina, Cuba and Egypt have come together to ensure protection for poor farmers from import surges amid attempts to fast-track negotiations for further opening up global trade in farm goods at the World Trade Organisation.

    Groundwork done, FTA talks with Canada soon

    Groundwork done, FTA talks with Canada soon

    India and Canada could start negotiations on a free trade agreement for opening up markets in goods, investments and services by the end of this year.

    Asean offers on services poor: India

    Asean offers on services poor: India

    India is disappointed with the first round of offers by the Asean countries for opening up the services sector under the bilateral comprehensive economic cooperation deal, the goods side of which has already been implemented.

    Trade gap with Asean grows

    Trade gap with Asean grows

    India’s trade balance with the 10-member Asean countries has deteriorated sharply over the last eight years, despite a six-fold increase in total trade, an industry study has revealed.

    Keep word on cotton subsidy else no global deal, US told

    Keep word on cotton subsidy else no global deal, US told

    India, China and Argentina have warned that the ongoing negotiations for a global trade deal could be in trouble if the US does not give a firm commitment to reduce its high cotton subsidies that harm poor farmers the worldover, especially in Africa.

    States to have more voice in WTO matters

    States to have more voice in WTO matters

    State governments will soon have a greater say in the stand the central government takes on key issues in the ongoing talks for opening up goods and services market in global trade at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

  • 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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