Amiti Sen

  • India to talk services with EU

    India to talk services with EU

    The Commerce & Industry Ministry is holding internal meetings to fine-tune its strategy in various areas of the services negotiations, especially for cross-border movement of professionals and other workers. The country wants changes in the structuring of the legal text of the services agreement proposed by the EU.

    India, EU to talk services agreement

    India, EU to talk services agreement

    India will initiate discussions on liberalisation of services when the India-EU high-level trade group (HLTG) meets in New Delhi early next month to carry forward negotiations on the bilateral trade and services agreement.

    Brunei wants India to cut oil duties

    Brunei wants India to cut oil duties

    Brunei Darussalam, part of the 10-member Asean group, has demanded that India should cut import duties on oil and natural gas as part of the proposed India-Asean free trade agreement (FTA).

    States await EGoM nod for helping SEZs buy land

    States await EGoM nod for helping SEZs buy land

    SEZ developers, who were banking on state intervention to acquire land - thanks to the recent recommendation of a group of ministers on rehabilitation and resettlement, may face some procedural hurdles.

    Asean FTA may be a no-show

    Asean FTA may be a no-show

    The much-hyped proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Asean seems to be running into trouble.

    VAT, stamp duty waiver for SEZ units in the works

    VAT, stamp duty waiver for SEZ units in the works

    The commerce & industry ministry will come up with guidelines to help state governments implement a single-window clearance system for special economic zone (SEZ) units and developers.

    US unlikely to withdraw WTO wine case soon

    US unlikely to withdraw WTO wine case soon

    Unlike the EU, the US does not seem to be in a hurry to drop its case against India’s alleged high import duties on wines and spirits at the World Trade Organization.

    Single-window nod for SEZs on table

    Single-window nod for SEZs on table

    The development of special economic zones (SEZ) and the process of setting up units may soon become less complicated.

    'Indian IT experts are welcome'

    'Indian IT experts are welcome'

    Doris Leuthard speaks about a number of sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals and agriculture to banking.

    India seeks place on Brazil-US table

    India seeks place on Brazil-US table

    ndia has sought permission from the World Trade Organization to participate in Brazil’s discussions with the US on domestic farm subsidies provided by the US government and its committed levels at the WTO.

  • 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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