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Moving out of RCEP in interest of India’s business, says MEA Jaishankar
Moving out of the RCEP was in the interest of India’s business, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.
What ails India’s Free Trade Agreements?
Lack of harmonised standards, and certification issues that increase transaction costs plague India’s FTAs
Trade impact of coronavirus epidemic for India estimated at 348 million dollars: UN report
The trade impact of the coronavirus epidemic for India is estimated to be about 348 million dollars and the country figures among the top 15 economies most affected as slowdown of manufacturing in China disrupts world trade, according to a UN report.
New Zealand to wait for trade pact if India out of RCEP
New Zealand will look forward to a bilateral trade agreement with India if New Delhi does not join the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
With no major trade deals signed in recent years, India turning an outlier
The feeling now in global trade negotiating circles is that India is a recalcitrant partner, difficult to negotiate with.
Understanding India’s RCEP hesitation
Pressure on India to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has continued, including most recently from Oceania.
It is still possible for India, Pakistan to resolve issues: Ranil Wickremesinghe
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says others can insist that they do so at least to get the SAARC summits moving.
Tricky trade ties
India have to determine its way forward in this situation. Trump is focused on opening Indian markets for the imports of US agricultural products. India have to decide what we will ask in return from the US.
New Zealand for bilateral trade pact with India if New Delhi does not join RCEP
New Zealand on Thursday said it will look forward to a bilateral trade agreement with India in case New Delhi does not join the China-backed mega trade deal RCEP.
NZ strongly encourages India to become participant of RCEP: Winston Peters
New Zealand strongly encourages India to become a full participant in RCEP as its absence is neither in the economic nor the strategic interest of the region, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Winston Peters said on Wednesday.
First leg of India-US trade deal likely in 3 months
The first leg of the India-US trade deal will largely be about tariff concessions on goods and would be concluded in around three months.
India, Australia agree to consider reviving talks for FTA
India and Australia agreed to consider reviving stalled negotiations on the proposed free trade agreement (FTA)
Can a US-India trade deal permanently alter the way Indians access medicines?
US-India IP engagements since 2006 have served the interests of the US through systematic undermining of the legislative safeguards in the Indian Patents Act.
A trade deal with Trump could hurt our farmers
Benny Kuruvilla from ’Focus On The Global South’ sits down for a discussion with Prof. Biswajit Dhar on a potential trade deal between India and US.
Australia willing to consider bilateral FTA with India on the lines of RCEP
Australian Trade Minister leads high-level delegation, holds talk with Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal.
Protest condemning free trade agreement between India and US
A protest was staged to condemn the free trade agreement between India and United States of America in the fields of animal husbandry, poultry and other sectors.
Civil society groups oppose India-US MoU on intellectual property rights
Civil society groups want the contents of the MoU to be made public before its finalisation to ensure that India resists US demands to influence the implementation of India’s IP legislations.
Modi govt keen on trade pact with Australia as RCEP takes backseat
New Delhi wants to resume negotiations on the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with Australia, talks for which stalled in 2015.
Iran, India finalize negotiations on preferential trade tariffs
Iran and India finalized talks on ratification of preferential tariffs on specific equipment needed for implementation of Iranian Chabahar Port project besides financing supply of required machinery for the project.
India, US ink pact on intellectual property rights
India and the US have signed an agreement on intellectual property rights (IPR) ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit. The Cabinet Wednesday approved an MoU with the US on the issue of IPRs.