Amiti Sen

  • India, US bring down WTO mini-ministerial

    India, US bring down WTO mini-ministerial

    The Doha development round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ironically tripped on the developmental issue of special safeguard measures (SSM) on Tuesday.

    WTO tariff reduction deal 'unfair'

    WTO tariff reduction deal 'unfair'

    The ‘compromise’ draft paper circulated by the WTO chief Pascal Lamy has not found favour with developing countries.

    WTO: Services out of talks

    WTO: Services out of talks

    Liberalisation of services, an area of India’s interest, has been put on the back burner. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the issue now runs the risk of being edged out of deliberations.

    All talks, no decision seen at WTO meet

    All talks, no decision seen at WTO meet

    Uncertainty prevailed at the WTO mini-ministerial here on Friday as the talks entered the fifth day without signs of gaps narrowing between developed and developing countries on opening up trade in agriculture and industrial goods.

    Lamy’s Big-7 plan leads to discontent among others

    Lamy’s Big-7 plan leads to discontent among others

    WTO director general Pascal Lamy’s decision to restrict the mini-ministerial negotiations to an exclusive group of seven countries, which includes India, US and the EU, has been strongly opposed by many members left out of the process.

    Day Four: Big chill sets in at WTO

    Day Four: Big chill sets in at WTO

    The mini-ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is precariously perched as members continued to stick to their original positions even as talks moved into the fourth day.

    We'll protect infant industry at the cost of deal: Nath

    We'll protect infant industry at the cost of deal: Nath

    Kamal Nath, who rejoined the World Trade Organization (WTO) talks in Geneva on Wednesday, took a tough stand in all areas of India’s concerns including agriculture, industry, services and fishery subsidies.

  • 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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