Amiti Sen

  • Centre-states talks on liquor tax plaint

    Centre-states talks on liquor tax plaint

    The European Union’s (EU) appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against discriminatory taxes levied by certain states in India on foreign liquor has made the Centre spring into action.

    No export sops for textile cos

    No export sops for textile cos

    A depreciating rupee and rise in exports seem to have given some breathing space to the commerce and textile ministries, which had fought hard for export incentives last year when the rupee was rising.

    CoA meet to mull future course on farm issues

    CoA meet to mull future course on farm issues

    Following consultations with key members of the World Trade Organisation including India, Brazil, the EU and the US on farm issues to be reactivated at the multilateral forum earlier this week, the committee of agriculture (CoA) chairman Crawford Falconer has called a meeting of the last ditch effort next week on how to organise work in the coming weeks.

    Search on to find common ground for WTO agri talks

    Search on to find common ground for WTO agri talks

    Speaking to ET, sources pointed out that the African countries were very upset about the US’ unwillingness to discuss the issue of dismantling cotton subsidies at the mini-ministerial meeting in Geneva.

    WTO farm panel to discuss sugar subsidies today

    WTO farm panel to discuss sugar subsidies today

    While India is dilly-dallying over withdrawal of export subsidies to sugar mills, major sugar exporters such as Australia and Thailand are continuing to mount pressure on India.

    Centre may extend sops to garment, textile exporters

    Centre may extend sops to garment, textile exporters

    While incentives given to exporters to fight the appreciating rupee stands to be withdrawn for all sectors, exporters of textiles and garments may be allowed to retain the benefits for a longer time.

  • 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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