Content - GST right intent wrong rules March 2018 issue

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While in an ideal world there is absolutely no reason why implementation of the GST will not provide a boost to exports, there is also no reason to believe that we live in an ideal world. For the authors of GST it seems exports occurred as an afterthought. There is a significant lack of clarity on the future of remissions and incentives that are presently available under the Foreign Trade Policy. Exporters are also wary of the pay-first-and-then-get-refund norm under the GST regime, as they believe that it can create a cash flow crisis. Will the GST do more harm than good for India’s exports?


Sirajuddin Hamid Yousif

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Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to India

On why Sudan wants a strategic relationship with India for trade and investment.


Dr. Shashi Tharoor

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Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on external affairs

On the changing dynamics of global trade, the rise of protectionism and India’s role in the global economy.

 Sarbananda Sonowal

Chief Minister, Assam

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Shares how his government plans to develop logistics & infrastructure, attract FDI, and turn Assam into an export hub.


Letters to The Editor

Readers’ feedback, criticism and appreciation that hit our mailbox in May 2017.



Arun Jaitley on world trade
dynamics, MaryKay L. Carlson on India-US relations & much more.


EU-GCC FTA talks, Kenya’s sugar imports, Iraq’s soaring crude exports, Egypt’s ban on fish exports & much more.


NITI Aayog on employment generation, PMP push for mobile production, coal imports & much more.



Sudan is expanding its export basket beyond crude.


Headphones & earphones

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Increase in content consumption and mobility is driving demand, but how lucrative is the market?

Secret Ingredient

Leather boots

Despite the unpredictable weather in EU and US, Indian leather boots continue to enjoy robust demand

Global Manager

Dilip Oommen, MD & CEO Essar Steel India ltd.

On the company’s plan to increase domestic production, the global steel industry & much more.


Lead Generation

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16 practices to maximise your chances of converting a prospective buyer to a loyal customer.

TDB Forum

Questions about foreign trade that hit our mail box in May 2017


Some must-visit trade shows

Border Line 

Editor's Column