Amiti Sen

  • DEPB scheme may get 3-year lifeline

    DEPB scheme may get 3-year lifeline

    Exporters can uncork the bubbly. The government is likely to extend the most popular duty reimbursement scheme for exporters, the duty entitlement pass book (DEPB) scheme, by three years.

    Nath singing gimme more for export promotion plans

    Nath singing gimme more for export promotion plans

    The Commerce department is mounting pressure on the finance ministry to increase the corpus for the focus product and focus market schemes in the annual revision of the foreign trade policy for 2007-08.

    Developing world workers unite

    Developing world workers unite

    In an unprecedented show of solidarity, workers from the developing world have decided to join hands to fight for a fair multilateral trade deal at the WTO.

    Don't let new rules delay landed proposals, SEZ Nath

    Don't let new rules delay landed proposals, SEZ Nath

    The commerce department has written to chairman of the empowered group of ministers (eGoM) on SEZs, Pranab Mukherjee, seeking permission to allow SEZ proposals that have received formal approval to apply for notification.

  • 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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