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Why the rice trade wants India in the RCEP
The Indian rice trade is keen that the cereal is included as part of the agreement as it could help boost exports.
Karnataka farmers, planters oppose proposed Free Trade Agreement
The farmers from Mandya, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hassan and other districts staged a massive protest against the proposal as they are apprehensive that the duty-free import of milk products will affect their livelihood.
India says African Continental Free Trade Area will help enhance trade ties
India is increasing its engagement with Africa. Since 2014, there have been 32 outgoing high-level visits from India to Africa.
Telangana farmers plan protests against RCEP on Oct 25
The All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) will organise protests, demanding the Union Government to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
RCEP: Govt under pressure to abort the pact, if not delay it
Those who oppose RCEP fear the pact will allow China to get access to the Indian market, especially because 90 per cent of the products are expected to have tariff free movement in the region over the next 15 years.
Shivamogga Milk Federation, farmers oppose RECP pact, demands exclusion of milk
Shivamogga Milk Federation along with milk producers staged a protest against the inclusion of milk in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Congress to oppose free trade deal, both within and outside parliament
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has decided that the party will stand against the free trade agreement, and is planning to protest the "anti-farmer" trade deal both within Parliament during the winter session.
At RCEP meet, India seeks 10% advantage over China in tariff removal
India has bargained a nearly 10% advantage over China in tariff elimination during the ongoing RCEP discussions in a move aimed to placate the domestic industry and pave the way for New Delhi to conclude negotiations.
India puts US above RCEP on trade deal
Trade minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said India and the US have agreed on broad contours of a trade package. And Goyal hinted India may not rush to sign the RCEP trade pact
Don’t sign free-trade agreement, Swadeshi Jagran Manch tells Centre
Activists of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Friday urged the the central government not to take the proposed free-trade agreement, the RCEP forward.
India tries to loosen RCEP tangle ahead of Leaders Summit on November 4
Indian negotiators are in Bangkok trying to insert crucial provisions in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact.
India’s RCEP dilemma: Is there a way out?
India’s difficulty in acceding to the mega regional free trade agreement RCEP is reflective of a deep malaise in not just its trade policy but also domestic economy.
RCEP: As deadline looms, trade unions call out dangerous clauses
Negotiators representing 16 countries have been tasked with arriving at an agreement on the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by October 19 but trade unions say the deal has grave consequences.
Experts warn about the dangers of signing RCEP
At a media interaction in New Delhi, experts from civil society organisations enumerated damages that could be caused to various sectors of the Indian economy if India signed the deal.
How close is RCEP to reality?
Over the past few years, one of the few bright spots in trade that has been in the spotlight is the RCEP. While the initiative continues to receive a lot of headlines, obstacles remain to it becoming a reality.
RCEP: What is at stake for India and its people
Real lives and livelihoods are at stake. That is why people are saying ‘No’ to RCEP!
RCEP: India must protect its ICT industry
If India is going ahead with RCEP negotiations, India must insist on rules of origin mandating significant domestic value addition in the country of the final exporter as well as strengthen bilateral mechanisms for ensuring compliance.
RSS affiliate claims Modi govt not keen on RCEP trade deal but civil servants pushing it
National co-convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Ashwani Mahajan tells ThePrint that from dairy sector to steel, chemical and automobile, no one wants RCEP.
PM Modi to take a call on all pending RCEP issues
PM Narendra Modi will take up India’s unresolved issues in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade agreement at the leaders’ summit next month if the 16 members are unable to resolve them over the next few days.
RCEP meet to end inconclusive; India may fail to protect local digital data
RCEP meet: India had proposed certain tweaks in the negotiating text of electronic commerce during the 9th Intersessional Ministerial Meeting.