Amiti Sen

  • India restarts free trade talks with Bimstec

    India restarts free trade talks with Bimstec

    After months of inaction, negotiations on the free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Bimstec countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand) have restarted with meetings taking place both at the official and business level in Bangkok this week.

    Shrimp row: India builds case against US

    Shrimp row: India builds case against US

    India has built a strong case against the US for selectively applying its amended customs bond directive on shrimp exports from India and four other countries rendering their exports incompetitive.

    India backs EU in fight against US trade curbs

    India backs EU in fight against US trade curbs

    India, Thailand, Brazil and Japan have decided to back the European Union (EU) in its fight against the US for continuing use of the faulty `zeroing methodology’ for calculating dumping margins -- resulting in inflated anti-dumping duties.

    India, others back EU to check inflated US dumping margins

    India, others back EU to check inflated US dumping margins

    India, Thailand, Brazil and Japan have decided to back the European Union (EU) in its fight against the US for continuing use of the faulty `zeroing methodology’ for calculating dumping margins -- resulting in inflated anti-dumping duties.

    India pushes for access to pros in South Korea

    India pushes for access to pros in South Korea

    India is looking forward to increased market access for Indian professionals in South Korea as part of the India-Korea comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), which is under negotiation now.

    India to take up bio-piracy issue at WTO meet

    India to take up bio-piracy issue at WTO meet

    India’s proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for checking bio-piracy and protecting traditional knowledge will be taken up at the WTO’s Trips Council meeting scheduled later this month.

    Hallmarking of gold to be must in metros by 2008

    Hallmarking of gold to be must in metros by 2008

    Look hard before purchasing your gold jewellery this Diwali. Chances are nine out of ten that it would be impure. And if you are really unlucky, then almost half the metal used in your ”gold’’ ornament may not be yellow.

    India denounces US stand on shrimp exports

    India denounces US stand on shrimp exports

    The India-US spat over shrimps is on the boil with India deciding to officially raise a dispute against US’ anti-dumping action on shrimp exports.

  • 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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