Contents January 2015 March 2018 issue

Contents January 2015

Cover Story – FTP 2015-2020

The new FTP is great in terms of simplifying the complex, but lacks innovation. It treats all exports alike, but the treatment is nothing special. Bottom line – the new FTP is about incremental progress. But whether it can handhold India past the many wide waters is an open question read more


Global Trade – This month

From bonhomie between Russia and Greece to stricter labelling on alcoholic beverages in EU, and much more


India Trade – This month

TVoA for China, Modi batting for a FTA between India and Canada, new TEEs in Andhra Pradesh, and much more


Spotlight - Somalia

Trade assumes greater importance for this war torn country because for it, it's not about prosperity but survival read more


Infographics - Furskin and Articles of fur

It probably is the cruelest trade, but despite severe opposition, is worth close to $15 billion read more


Global Manager - Amit Agarwal, VP & Country Manager, Amazon India

On India's regressive FDI law and the world's top e-retailer's strategy to fight it read more


The Midas Touch – Sandstone

Exporters of the stone, which make Rajasthan royal, are getting bulldozed by China. But wait, there's a way out read more


Import'onomics - Glues & Adhesives

Domestic production is good enough for just half of the domestic demand, which means great margins for importers read more


The Secret Ingredient - Dry red Chilli

These red, hot devils can give you tears of the joy of profit read more


Dockyard - Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd.

A ground report from one of the Adani Group's smallest and youngest ports read more


Policy Monitor - Vinod Sharma, Chairman, ESC

On all that's hampering India's electronics hardware exports and the way forward read more


Prime Focus - Free Trade Agreements

Do these bring anything to the table? Or, are they more about grabbing headlines? read more


TDB Forum - Ask a question

Questions about foreign trade that hit our mail box in April and their answers read more



Some trade fairs you shouldn’t miss out on in India and abroad in May & June read more


Exclusive Interview - Pravir Kumar


In a candid interview, the DGFT accepted that the new FTP was not perfect, but said it was well worth an year of wait read more


Overseas Talk - Pierre Lignot


The Business France Director, Indian Subcontinent, on India-France trade ties and his strategies to strengthen them read more