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India, Brazil to sign strategic action plan
India and Brazil will upgrade their strategic partnership with an “action plan” and sign a bilateral investment treaty.
After China trade deal, Europe and UK next on Trump’s to-do list
US President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America’s global trade relationships.
ASEAN Secretariat invites India for RCEP meeting in February in Bali
The ASEAN Secretariat has invited India to participate in a meeting called in Bali on February 3 and 4 on RCEP agreement to sort out concerns of New Delhi.
What does India’s RCEP withdrawal tell us? – Analysis
Given the current ease and widespread access to information as well as the social media-facilitated civil mobilizations across the globe, political elites of the RCEP countries should be consistently mindful of such risk from the grassroot level.
View: It’s time for govt to rethink the investor-State dispute regime
India has a faced a number of claims from foreign investors over the years under the BIT regime. It is presently engaged in over 20 investor-State disputes, with a number of them revolving around retrospective tax claims.
Explained: Already low, how India-Pakistan trade nearly collapsed in 2019
Tensions between India and Pakistan in 2019 have reduced the already low volumes of trade between the two countries to near zero.
India, US in advance-stage talks to resolve trade issues, says Piyush Goyal
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said India and the US are in an “advance stage” of dialogue to resolve some of the pressing trade issues.
India, Bangladesh hold discussions on joint study for proposed free trade pact
India and Bangladesh on Thursday held discussions on a joint study for the proposed free trade agreement and harmonisation of standards with a view to boost two-way commerce.
India, Uzbekistan explore PTA to push bilateral trade and business with Central Asia
India and Uzbekistan agreed to work towards early conclusion of the Feasibility Study to be jointly conducted by the two sides to begin negotiations for a Preferential Trade Agreement.
RCEP offers $125 billion market for domestic companies
Even though the government has decided to stay out of the world’s largest trade block RCEP, it offers a market potential of USD 125 billion if domestic firms improve competitiveness, as per a World Trade Centre study.
India’s ‘door still open’ to RCEP free-trade deal: Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
More than two months after India pulled out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has suggested New Delhi could rethink its decision.
Russia woos India to sign trade pact with Eurasian Economic Union
Moscow hopes to show global heavyweights take its bloc seriously. India’s exit from the RCEP could pave the way for it to sign an agreement with the EAEU instead.
India has left RCEP behind, but not its ambition in Southeast Asia
India’s decision in the final months of last year to withdraw from negotiations for the mega-regional trade agreement known as the RCEP disappointed the countries of Southeast Asia, which are also members of the ASEAN.
Protectionism is not best way to ensure prosperity of all: Singaporean minister
Protectionism and import substitutions are not the best ways to ensure the prosperity of all, especially the poorest of the poor, but keeping the economy open to the world is, senior Singaporean minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said.
India faces a year of tough trade negotiations
After walking out of negotiations on the 16-nation RCEP free trade agreement, the government said it would renegotiate its existing FTA and redouble its efforts to conclude other trade negotiations.
Protectionism, after all: China, Korea, Japan use non-tariff barriers to impede imports
Countries like China, South Korea and Japan may boast of low tariffs but they have erected huge non-tariff barriers (NTBs), most of which are tailored to mask the ferocity of trade protectionism, in a bid to control the imports they deem undesirable.
India’s withdrawal from RCEP a breather on many fronts
India’s decision to pull out of RCEP means its policy on access to inexpensive drugs will not be under pressure.
Eurasian Economic Union to hold preferential trade agreement talks with India
Moscow has made a decision to hold talks with Delhi on a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) bloc and India.
Post RCEP walk out, Centre to focus more on bilateral trade agreements in 2020
Despite the country now having backed out of the mega trade deal, its renewed interest on its other trade pacts, several of which have failed to deliver the results expected, has set the tone for its focus in the coming year.
Korea in FTA talks with Asian, South American powerhouses
South Korea has secured 16 free trade partners — 12 countries and four trade blocs — around the globe since it started pursuing bilateral free trade agreements two decades ago.