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Fast tracking digitization at Integrated Check Posts in India

“World trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world”, states the press release issued by the World Trade Organization. It cannot be denied that the impact of Covid-19 will be severe and long lasting - forcing countries to ....Read more

Priya Arora – Senior Research Associate

Priya Arora is a Senior Research Associate at BRIEF. Prior to joining BRIEF, she worked with Econ One Research on merger assessments and cases involving alleged cartels in various industries. At BRIEF, she is involved in economic and policy research projects in international trade and regional cooperation in South Asia with a focus on bilateral ....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

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

A decade of India Pak Trade

A DECADE OF FLUCTUATING TRADE – THE STORY OF INDIA PAKISTAN Henry George once said that trade has been the extinguisher of war, the eradicator of prejudice and the diffuser of knowledge. India and Pakistan are yet to reap these benefits of trade and end the era of political tensions that have been shadowing the ....Read more

SDF promoting Regional Cooperation & Integration in SAARC region

Dr Sunil Motiwal Chief Executive Officer SAARC Development Fund SAARC Development Fund (SDF) is established by the Heads of the eight SAARC Member States in April 2010 as an umbrella financial institution for SAARC projects and program in the SAARC region. The fund works for promoting the welfare of the people of SAARC region, improving ....Read more

Kuntal Roy – Senior Research Associate

Kuntal Roy holds a Master’s degree in Economics with specialization in econometrics and environmental economics. He is working as a Senior Research Associate at BRIEF since 2015. He has also been associated with RG Foundation in the past. He has more than 10 years of experience in the primary as well as secondary research and ....Read more

India-Pakistan tensions and power co-operation

Tridivesh Singh Maini Senior Research Associate, The Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat Captain Amarinder Singh Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, during his meeting (April 21, 2017) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sought the intervention for sale of electricity to Pakistan and Nepal. According to the Punjab CM, since the state ....Read more

Tuticorin Container Terminal: Where we were, where we are & where we wish to be

P. Jeyanth Jason Thomas General Manager, Chakiat Group (Tuticorin branch), President, Tuticorin Customs Brokers’ Association, Vice President, Tuticorin Ship Agents’ Association, Member of Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Association of India Honorary Secretary of Mission to Seafarers, Tuticorin Centre Looking back into the past brings certain very pleasant memories to my mind. Those were the days ....Read more

Container Freight Stations: Role and Issues – Interpretations at Indian Ports

Samit Chakraborty Manager (Projects) As India embarks on a renewed journey towards the overall improvement of its trade environment, port-led development would continue to be the fulcrum around which much of the strategic deliberations are expected to revolve. Further, cargo handling capacity of ports – a key factor determining trade volumes - would be determined ....Read more