Amiti Sen

  • Apply WTO-approved curbs to ban imports, advises CoS

    Apply WTO-approved curbs to ban imports, advises CoS

    Commerce department, which restricted import of a number of items from China this fiscal by allowing only actual users to import them through special licences issued by govt, may now be able to take the measure on its own.

    'Exporters to benefit from simple & fast procedures'

    'Exporters to benefit from simple & fast procedures'

    The trade facilitation measures or supplement to foreign trade policy announced on Thursday includes a plethora of procedural simplification norms and incentives for the exporting community.

    Cheaper, simpler deals await exporters

    Cheaper, simpler deals await exporters

    The policy will include measures to simplify procedures and cut transaction costs for exporters and importers facing fierce competition in a contracting global market, a government official said.

    ‘Netherlands is the gateway to Europe’

    ‘Netherlands is the gateway to Europe’

    Dutch foreign trade minister Frank Heemskerk is in India with a 40-member business delegation to strengthen bilateral trade ties between the two countries. In an interview with Amiti Sen, the minister touches on a wide range of issues including intellectual property regulations against the backdrop of the recent seizure of Indian drugs in Rotterdam.

    Last booster dose soon for exporters too

    Last booster dose soon for exporters too

    Indian exporters, struggling to stay afloat and compete in a contracting global market, are set to get a last booster dose from the government before the model code of conduct comes into effect by the month-end.

  • 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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