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Amitendu Palit

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Why India must think RCEP stance

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Amitendu Palit If the decision to disengage from RCEP reflects the strategic vision for Indian trade, one can safely assume that broad-based engagement in free trade agreements (FTAs) is not a part of this vision. The dust has begun settling on India’s withdra... More »

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RCEP: No competition please, this is India

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Amitendu Palit India’s opportunity to return to RCEP remains. (Reuters photo) India’s backing off from RCEP is not surprising. What is surprising is that it took it so long to do so. As a reluctant participator, India hardly had a constructive strategy for the... More »

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Leveraging RCEP and the FTA with the USA

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Amitendu Palit Exports appear to have become a priority for the government with the realisation that, reviving external demand is essential for lifting overall demand. The RCEP negotiations are likely to be concluded at the 35th ASEAN Summit in Thailand during... More »

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Explained: Why India is indeed a ‘tariff king’

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Amitendu Palit A particular feature of India’s import tariffs is the high ‘bound’ rates. The flow of bad blood between India and the United States (US) on trade doesn’t look like ebbing. The latest in the saga is the challenge mounted by the US at the World Tr... More »

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India ditches data dialogue again

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Amitendu Palit One of the most profound truths to emerge over the last couple of decades is the sharp heterogeneity amongst the developing world. (Illustration: rohnit phore) India abstained from signing the Osaka Declaration on Digital Economy at the G20 Summ... More »