Trade

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How successful has been India’s ‘Import Substitution’ Strategy?

Bipin Menon, Development Commissioner, Noida SEZ, believes that import substitution is an inappropriate nomenclature for India's policy thrust, which is primarily enhancement of domestic manufacturing...

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Container shortages: How long will the quagmire last?

Container shortages have begun to have a significant impact on export shipments, besides enhancing volatility and causing unprecedented delays. Based on primary inputs from industry on the India-US tr...

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Can SEZs catalyse India’s march towards manufacturing greatness?

India has a clear window of opportunity today to become a global manufacturing hub. SEZs can definitely play a key role in helping India integrate with global value chains. Prof Parthapratim Pal, IIM ...

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Revival of ‘Make in India’?

Prof Manoj Pant and Samridhi Bimal argue that for post-COVID realisation of the Make in India vision, greater liberalization of FDI policies needs to be complemented with greater liberalization of tra...

SEZ Manufcturing
Revamping SEZ policy will support Aatmanirbhar Bharat

India needs to urgently revamp its SEZ policy, as the mandatory requirement on net foreign exchange earnings makes it a subsidy that's non-compliant to the WTO. Dr Arpita Mukherjee, Professor at ICRIE...

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India’s merchandise trade: Recovering from pandemic blues

India’s trade of goods over the past fiscal year has experienced a lot of fluctuations owing to factors like supply chain disruptions at a massive scale, cancellation of orders and overall fall in c...

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India-Bangladesh trade, and the tricky Chinese connect

India was the largest exporter to Bangladesh initially, but has been replaced by China over the years. Both Bangladesh and India need to work on collaborative mechanisms to boost their trade relations...

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Foreign Trade Policy: Trade facilitation more important than export incentives

Prof Basanta Sahu, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, views that many exporters are not too concerned about current trade incentives. Instead, India’s focus should be more on choosing the right mark...

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Resolving India’s export credit issues to drive competitiveness

Financial institutions in India must strategize their export credit specifically for SME lending business to offer customised solutions that meet their needs....

Trade in COVID-19 related medical products: The Indian experience

The pandemic has evolved both as a challenge and an opportunity for India’s trade in medical products. The rising global demand for Indian COVID-19 vaccines may further give a boost to the sector. N...

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