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BBIN MVA: A historic step towards regional integration in South Asia

July 11, 2015
Rupak Bhattacharjee
BBIN MVA: A historic step towards regional integration in South Asia

While several regions of the world have succeeded in forging meaningful partnerships, South Asia could not do so for long largely due to historical and political differences. But at a time when the developing nations are making concerted efforts to integrate their markets with the fastest growing economies by improving connectivity, South Asian countries...
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Tariffs and consumer welfare

April 25, 2014
M A Taslim
Tariffs and consumer welfare

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) abruptly raised import duties on sugar on 6 April 2014. Currently import duties on sugar are in the form of specific duties and advance trade VAT.
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TICFA: The capitulation

December 5, 2013
M A Taslim
TICFA: The capitulation

After years of fruitless deliberations, the government has finally succumbed to internal and external imperatives to sign a Trade
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TICFA and GSP: A tenuous link

February 3, 2013
M A Taslim
TICFA and GSP: A tenuous link

The Ministry of Commerce has been dogged by two difficult issues during the recent past. One is the dilemma whether to sign the proposed Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement (TICFA) with the USA
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Sandwiched, the TICFA way…

August 6, 2012
Rubana Huq
Sandwiched, the TICFA way…

I grew up on sandwiches. As a result, I have a natural abhorrence to anything that looks like a layered item. The meat in the middle, to me, looks like the repressed ‘gono manush’ while the top layer looks like our rulers and the bottom
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Ashulia: The theatre of violence play

May 15, 2012
Rubana Huq
Ashulia: The theatre of violence play

Today, one Mr. Salman wants police protection, Golapi is dead and the managing director of a major apparel group has a couple of stitches on his forehead resulting from bricks hitting his temple.
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Towards better corporate governance of family businesses

April 21, 2012
Anant Goenka
Towards better corporate governance of family businesses

It is important to first understand a little about the history of business in India, as that has impacted our family business evolution.
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