Economic & Policy

National Time Release Study (TRS) for Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) in India

In order to efficiently implement the various provisions of the trade facilitation agreement, the National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF), established to oversee the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in India, has developed the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP) that lays down short, medium and long term targets for various government agencies ....Read more

Cross LoC Trade: Building Bridges, (Re)Connecting Communities in Jammu & Kashmir

Following successful completion of the study on Cross-LoC Trade: Enhancing Opportunities and Expanding Constituencies, BRIEF has started next phase of the study with the aim of building bridges and (re)connecting communities across LoC and between J&K and rest of India. And for this, the project will focus to strengthen further the mechanisms of LoC trade, ....Read more

Partnering for Prosperity: through Enabling Trade and Connecting Communities between India and Pakistan

In order to revive the dialogue on economic (re)engagement between India and Pakistan, the project will aim to strengthen the bilateral trade ecosystem through establishing association level collaborations to enable sector-specific value chain linkages, and enhancing knowledge base and capacities by widening stakeholder participation. The project will undertake a pro-active and stakeholder intensive approach to: ....Read more

Role of Financial Institutions in Gold Monetisation

In the backdrop of the Gold Monetisation Scheme, this study was aimed at understanding the role Banks, Assaying units, Refineries & Non-Banking Financial Corporations (NBFC) play and the challenges they face/foresee with regard to the business of gold and their willingness to be a part of the Scheme. In order to accomplish the objectives of ....Read more

An Analysis of the Political Economy of Rice Trade between Bangladesh, India, and Nepal

The Asia Foundation has engaged Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) Pvt. Ltd. to conduct An Analysis of the Political Economy of Rice Trade between Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The study combines four levels of analysis: the source, the border, the point of consumption, and the institutions of influence. An analysis of ....Read more

Review of Udaan Scheme in Jammu & Kashmir

Under the Research Scheme of NITI Aayog 2015 (RSNA), NITI Aayog has sanctioned Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) to undertake the research study “Review of Udaan Scheme in Jammu & Kashmir”. The principal focus of the review study on Udaan Scheme is to create an ecosystem that would bridge the gaps ....Read more

Emergence of Private Sustainability Standards: Concerns and Challenges for India’s Exports and Domestic Industries

Over the years, international trade has witnessed a decrease in tariffs in many countries. However, tariff barriers are getting increasingly replaced by non-tariff barriers such as standards – voluntary and mandatory –  and technical regulations. In addition, exporters are also having to comply with private sustainability standards (PSS) imposed by the importers. These standards, by ....Read more

Evaluation of Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS)

The Ministry of MSME had commissioned an evaluation study of the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) through National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (NILERD) where the effectiveness of the scheme was being evaluated and its impact was being assessed. A holistic evaluation exercise of the said scheme was undertaken by seeking responses ....Read more

Study towards Building Sector Specific Value Chains between India and Pakistan

This project complements the overall aim of strengthening regional cooperation and trade development in South Asia, a principal area of focus for BRIEF. The study proposes to fill the lacunae in the existing literature and take the case forward by assessing and analysing the complementarity of specific value chains of select commodities/sectors/clusters and the mechanism ....Read more

Study on Timeline of Export and Import of Containers through the JNP, Chennai port and APSEZ Mundra

In the context of facilitating pertinent reform measures to foster ease of doing business, BRIEF has undertaken a study of the various procedures and agencies involved in the supply chain for export and import through the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), Chennai port and APSEZ Mundra. The study, commissioned by The Federation of Indian Export Organizations ....Read more