Amiti Sen

  • WTO members must settle row at earliest

    WTO members must settle row at earliest

    It is crucial for WTO members to break the deadlock over Doha negotiations soon as the next few months would result in a number of political changes globally, making progress tougher.

    Now BoArding: 19 landed SEZs to take off on May 9

    Now BoArding: 19 landed SEZs to take off on May 9

    A total of 19 proposals for special economic zones (SEZ), including Reliance group’s Navi Mumbai project in Maharashtra and Suzlon’s hi-tech zone in Mangalore, which are in possession of land, will be given formal clearance by the board of approval (BoA) for SEZs in its meeting next month.

    Govt to hike corpus for focus product & market schemes

    Govt to hike corpus for focus product & market schemes

    The annual revision to the foreign trade policy for the current fiscal is likely to add shine to the focus product and market schemes of the government, aimed at promoting exports of employment-generating products and developing new markets.

    Doha deadlock drives to Delhi

    Doha deadlock drives to Delhi

    India will host a ministerial-level meeting of the G-4 countries, which include the EU, the US, Brazil and India, in an attempt to break the deadlock in the ongoing Doha round of trade talks of the World Trade Organization.

    Shopped your wallet dry in S’pore?

    Shopped your wallet dry in S’pore?

    The State Bank of India (SBI) is scheduled to complete all required formalities to gain qualified full banking (QFB) status in Singapore on June 30.

    Nath gives up on experts, to script DEPB sequel

    Nath gives up on experts, to script DEPB sequel

    Unhappy with the various expert committees failing to find an alternative to the duty entitlement passbook (DEPB) scheme - the popular duty reimbursement scheme for exporters seen as incompatible with WTO norms.

    EPCG capital goods importers may get relief

    EPCG capital goods importers may get relief

    Importers of capital goods under the export promotion capital goods (EPCG) scheme are likely to get some flexibility in fulfilling export obligations.

    SEZs land big gain, allowed to convert

    SEZs land big gain, allowed to convert

    Recognising the problems faced by developers in acquiring huge tracts of land for multi-product SEZs, the government has decided to allow conversion of sector-specific SEZs, requiring less land, into multi-product ones once the mandated quantum of land is acquired.

  • 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...

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service