Amiti Sen

  • Poultry import curbs to remain for now

    Poultry import curbs to remain for now

    India has refused to remove restrictions on import of pork and poultry products imposed last year as a preventive measure against spread of bird flu despite mounting pressure from the EU and the US at the WTO.

    India to keep EU, Japan out of govt procurement

    India to keep EU, Japan out of govt procurement

    India has sent a strong signal to the EU and Japan with which it hopes to conclude free trade agreements (FTAs) this year that it is not likely to entertain requests for opening government procurement.

    India opposes move to link CSR, trade

    India opposes move to link CSR, trade

    India is trying to mobilise opinion against the proposed international standard on corporate social responsibility that could give legal sanction to developed countries to reject exports from developing countries.

    Services tops agenda in FTA with Malaysia

    Services tops agenda in FTA with Malaysia

    India is trying to extract a good offer from Malaysia on services in the bilateral free trade pact it is negotiating with the country, hoping to go beyond what it might get under the India-Asean agreement.

  • 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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