Amiti Sen

  • India-Asean FTA hinges on Indonesia, market access

    India-Asean FTA hinges on Indonesia, market access

    The India-Asean free trade agreement (FTA) seems to have come within clinching distance, though the month-end deadline for concluding the negotiations will not be met. In the recent high-level officials meeting in Cambodia, the Indian side managed to make the Asean members happy with their side of offers.

    WTO Trips panel to take up demand for bio-piracy curbs

    WTO Trips panel to take up demand for bio-piracy curbs

    India’s demand - backed by a host of other developing and least developed countries - for including `disclosure norms’ in the trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (Trips) agreement to check bio-piracy will be discussed at the Trips council meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) later this week.

    Govt opposes curbs on fisheries subsidy at WTO

    Govt opposes curbs on fisheries subsidy at WTO

    Govt has opposed the new multilateral rules on fishery suggested at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that could endanger the livelihood of lakhs of poor fishermen in the country.

    Govt plans SEZ's reality check

    Govt plans SEZ's reality check

    The impact of special economic zones (SEZs) on the fortunes of Indian farmers is likely to get clearer.

    India-US trade agreement to cover select areas

    India-US trade agreement to cover select areas

    When the EU gets on board, the US cannot be far behind. India and the US are planning a limited bilateral trade agreement involving a handful of sectors like HRD, energy, infrastructure and financial services.

  • 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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