Amiti Sen

  • US to contest WTO panel ruling on EBR

    US to contest WTO panel ruling on EBR

    The US has decided to challenge the WTO panel’s ruling that the enhanced customs bonds requirement (EBR) from exporters was not in accordance with the anti-dumping agreement of the WTO.

    US bats for easier investment norms with India

    US bats for easier investment norms with India

    The US also wants India to agree to subjecting investment disputes between the two countries to international arbitration. Gizmos that will make airports safer

    High Court may decide fate of three Goa SEZs

    High Court may decide fate of three Goa SEZs

    The fate of the three notified special economic zones (SEZs) in Goa Cipla’s Meditab, Raheja’s IT/ITES project and Peninsula’s pharmaceutical unit is likely to be determined by the judiciary.

    Govt rejects WTO draft fisheries pact

    Govt rejects WTO draft fisheries pact

    India and Indonesia have rejected the draft agreement on regulating fisheries subsidies that was circulated by the chairman of the negotiating group on rules at the WTO.

    Essar, Adanis may get signal to build SEZs

    Essar, Adanis may get signal to build SEZs

    The government is planning to elaborate on the term ‘vacant land’, which is one of the pre-conditions for setting up special economic zones on an identified land.

    Indonesia hindering Asean FTA

    Indonesia hindering Asean FTA

    Indonesia is insisting on not going beyond marginal reduction in import tariffs on a large number of products from India. This goes against the provisions of the FTA.

  • 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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