Amiti Sen

  • G-4 ministerial meet likely to take place in mid May

    G-4 ministerial meet likely to take place in mid May

    The G-4 group at WTO -s India, Brazil, the European Union and the US - are planning a ministerial meeting in mid-May to assess the progress made in the official level negotiations at the World Trade Organisation.

    Nath not in tune with FM on SEZ forex earning rule

    Nath not in tune with FM on SEZ forex earning rule

    While the eGoM on SEZs had asked the finance and commerce ministries to examine the feasibility of introducing an additional export obligation, the two ministries are finding no meeting point on the issue.

    Taiwanese co Foxconn to go solo; invest $2b in electronics SEZ

    Taiwanese co Foxconn to go solo; invest $2b in electronics SEZ

    The Taiwanese company’s proposal, which is backed by the state government’s recommendation certificate, will be taken up for clearance by the board of approval (BoA) in the series of four meetings planned over the next two months.

    Nandigram effect: BoA to clear only state-approved proposals

    Nandigram effect: BoA to clear only state-approved proposals

    In an attempt to tighten scrutiny of special economic zone (SEZ) proposals, the Centre has decided not to clear proposals till it is accompanied by a recommendation certificate from the state government where the project is located.

    Palm oil duty slipping on FTA

    Palm oil duty slipping on FTA

    The reason behind the sharp decline in import duties on edible oil in the last few months may go beyond the government’s attempt towards controlling inflation.

    US yield spells better harvest

    US yield spells better harvest

    The US seems to have slightly softened its position on the issue of according protection to farm products from the developing world, including India, in the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations.

    No carrots likely in foreign trade policy

    No carrots likely in foreign trade policy

    The finance ministry has shot down most proposals mooted by the commerce ministry for introducing new schemes, including one for self-help groups (SHG).

  • 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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