Amiti Sen

  • Will home run be joined by WTO win?

    Will home run be joined by WTO win?

    With the UPA government winning the trust vote in the Parliament, there is a sense of relief at the WTO headquarters here.

    Dr No wants rich to open doors to services

    Dr No wants rich to open doors to services

    India has called for sympathetic handling of issues involving the fragile livelihood of millions of poor people in developing countries in the mini-ministerial meet of the World Trade Organization here.

    G-20 tells rich nations to cut farm subsidy

    G-20 tells rich nations to cut farm subsidy

    The powerful G-20 group of developing countries such as India, China and Brazil has stepped up pressure on developed nations like the US to substantially reduce their billions of dollars worth of trade-distorting farm subsidies and make steep duty cuts in products with high tariffs.

    Farm, Nama at centre of WTO talks

    Farm, Nama at centre of WTO talks

    A day before the crucial mini-ministerial meet of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the stage seems to be set for a battle between the developed and developing countries.

    India opposes US move at WTO

    India opposes US move at WTO

    A proposal which will allow the US to increase its trade-distorting subsidies for agriculture by $5 bn is being strongly opposed by India at WTO. Tips for investments

    G-33 rejects revised agri text

    G-33 rejects revised agri text

    G-33 group has rejected the revised text on agriculture modalities at the WTO citing that it does not meet their concerns on protection of food and livlihood of poor farmers.

    Only Gujarat cos may get nod to export cement

    Only Gujarat cos may get nod to export cement

    After partially lifting the ban on export of cement last month and allowing it to be exported from Gujarat ports, the government now wants to put in place safeguards to ensure that only companies based in the state can export cement.

    Lamy nudges India to move on Nama text

    Lamy nudges India to move on Nama text

    Even as the Indian industry is objecting to ‘dilution’ of flexibilities given to the country for protecting sensitive products in the Doha round of trade talks, World Trade Organization (WTO) director general Pascal Lamy has said there is enough room in the latest draft negotiating text to protect the country’s sensitivities.

  • 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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