Amiti Sen

  • Tax code: Commerce dept bats for SEZ sops

    Tax code: Commerce dept bats for SEZ sops

    The new draft direct tax code that seeks to simplify and rationalise the country’s direct tax structure has come under fire from the commerce department for its suggestions on doing away with exemptions for SEZs.

    India may file case against EU at WTO

    India may file case against EU at WTO

    India is likely to file an official case against the European Union asking the World Trade Organisation to bring EU customs regulations in line with internationally accepted norms.

    Navi Mumbai SEZ asks govt to relax norms

    Navi Mumbai SEZ asks govt to relax norms

    Navi Mumbai SEZ has asked the government to relax the pre-condition of making the 1,234-hectares zone contiguous before issuing approval letters to companies interested in setting up units there.

    Exporters of drugs under govt lens

    Exporters of drugs under govt lens

    The government has decided to initiate investigation against suspected exporters of substandard drugs on information provided by its missions abroad as it seeks to project the country as a reliable supplier.

  • 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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