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IB0-03 : India's Foreign Trade 


Term-End Examination
December, 2014
IB0-03 :
Time : 3 Hours Maximum Marks : 100
Weightage : 70%
Note : Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal

1. Describe the role of foreign trade in the economic development of a country.

 2. Discuss the major problems faced by India's export sector.

 3. Discuss the major actions taken in fulfilment of India's commitments to World Trade Organisation.

 4. What are the objectives of India's trade reforms ? Outline India's strategy for integrating with World Trade.

 5. What are the benefits and facilities provided to the units located in Special Economic Zones ? Critically examine them.
6. Describe
India's competitive advantages in exports of Indian electronic goods. What strategy would you suggest to boost exports ?

 7. Discuss the trends in Indo-US trade in recent years. What are the major constraints in its expansion ? Suggest measures.

 8. Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a) South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA)

(b) Market Development Assistance (MDA)

(c) Invisibles in Balance of Payments


December, 2012

IB0-03 : India's Foreign Trade

1.  (a) Highlight major problems of India's Export Sector.

(b) On what grounds is the strategy of export- led growth held justified for India ? Give reason in support of your answer.

2(a)  Distinguish between balance of trade and balance of payment.

(b)  Discuss the role of Invisibles in the Balance of Payments of India.

3.  Explain the major provisions of recent Export Policy of India. How will they help to boost exports from India in coming years ?

4.  What are the eligibility criteria, for various categories for recognition of Export Houses ? Describe the benefits and facilities provided to such Export Houses.

5.  (a) What are India's competitive advantages and disadvantages in export of leather and leather products ?

(b) Explain policies and strategies followed to boost export of leather and leather products.

6.  (a) Explain trends in export of major products from India to EU markets.

(b) Explain how EU is the most important market for India.

7.  (a) Describe the composition of India's exports  to West Asian countries.

(b) Describe in brief the economic structure of United Arab Emirates and its trade with India.

8.  Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a)  Prospects of Capital Account Convertibility in India.

(b)  Issues in International Trade in Services as a part of GATS.

(c)  Benefits and Facilities to Units in SEZ in India.

(d)  Regionalism V/s Multilateralism issue in World Trade. 

June, 2013

IB0-03 : India's Foreign Trade

1. Explain the concept of 'balance of payments' and the causes for its being adverse in India. Also state the two policy measures recently adopted for its improvement in India.

2. What are the two principal objectives of EXIM policy 2004-09 ? Explain its major provisions relating to exports.

3. "Garments have emerged as the star performers in the textile exports scenario". Elucidate, and state the factors responsible for the export growth of this sector.

4. Identify the various sectors and markets for India's chemical exports, and state India's competitive advantages and disadvantages in respect thereof.

5. Discuss the main issues involved in the international trade of services, and state the suggestions made by trade and industry to the Government for boosting services export.

6. Discuss the recent economic developmental trends and foreign trade of Japan.

7. (a) Explain briefly the role of World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the world trade.

 (b) "Marine products are an important item of India's agro-exports". Comment, and state

the problems faced in marine products export.

8. Write explanatory notes on any two of the following :

(a) Guidelines for effective export promotion strategies

(b) India's competitive advantages and disadvantages in leather products exports

(c) Indo-US Trade Prospects

(d) Trade Prospects between India and West Asia

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