Amiti Sen

  • Nath prays for tax-sops sun to keep shining on software parks, EOUs

    Nath prays for tax-sops sun to keep shining on software parks, EOUs

    In a last ditch effort to persuade the finance ministry not to discontinue tax concessions given to software & technology parks of India (STPI) and 100% export-oriented units (EOUs) in 2009, the commerce ministry has proposed that Budget 2008-09 should make provisions for extending the sunset clause on the concessions beyond the stipulated date.

    Nath's men not ready to yield on tax sops rights

    Nath's men not ready to yield on tax sops rights

    The spat between the commerce and revenue departments over the relief package to be extended to exporters to cope with the appreciating rupee is now becoming territorial.

    SEZs to create more than 3 lakh jobs

    SEZs to create more than 3 lakh jobs

    Special economic zones (SEZs) are continuing to attract huge investments and are creating jobs throughout the country, says the commerce ministry.

    US dumping duty maths fails WTO test

    US dumping duty maths fails WTO test

    India and 15 other nations have joined forces to defeat an attempt by World Trade Organization’s committee on rules to legitimise a process called zeroing that will allow the US to impose high anti-dumping duties.

    US wants India to quash 4% SAD on wines, spirits

    US wants India to quash 4% SAD on wines, spirits

    The US has challenged the 4% special additional duty (SAD) imposed by India on all imported wines and spirits over and above the customs duties which are at the maximum permissible limit.

    DEPB may stay as MoF refuses to reimburse states

    DEPB may stay as MoF refuses to reimburse states

    Duty entitlement pass book (DEPB) scheme-the popular duty reimbursement scheme for exporters-may not be replaced with the duty drawback scheme in the forthcoming fiscal if the finance ministry doesn’t agree to remit state taxes paid by exporters.

    EU blue cards to lure Indian professionals

    EU blue cards to lure Indian professionals

    Professionals from India may soon have easier access to European Union countries, as the blue card visa system being worked out for contractual workers by the EU.

  • 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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