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Trade ministers of RCEP to hold key meet next week
Trade ministers of the 16-nation RCEP grouping will meet in Bangkok on October 10-12, in what could be the last ministerial before a potential deal is sealed in November.
Steel industry frets as Govt inches close to signing RCEP
The steel industry has expressed serious concern with Government inching close to signing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership which will open duty-free imports into the country from China.
Reducing duty on dairy products would cause major unrest among rural India: SJM
New Zealand and Australia were negotiating "very hard" with India at RCEP-FTA to reduce duty on dairy products so that they can get access to the world’s largest market of dairy products.
India, US to continue efforts to link investment with trade
India’s bilateral trade talks with the US will continue when commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal meets US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit later this week.
India may cut duties on 80% of Chinese imports under RCEP
India may cut or eliminate tariffs on 80% of products imported from China under a 16-country free trade agreement, the last round of negotiations for which is underway in Vietnam.
Don’t trade our lives away in free trade negotiations
To sign the RCEP and start negotiations on a FTA with the US when the Indian economy is on the brink of economic downturn and needs strong domestic policies is a decision that is not in national or public interest.
Kerala govt calls for movement against RCEP
The proposed agreement will have far-reaching consequences on dairying, agriculture and fishery sector sectors, says State Agriculture Minister
India-Chile set to expand preferential trade, explore possibility of a free trade pact
India and Chile have formally exchanged the terms of reference for expanding the bilateral preferential trade agreement (PTA).
India, Belgium for early conclusion of negotiations on investment and trade agreement
India Prime Minister and his counterpart from Belgium agreed to intensify their efforts on early conclusion of negotiations on the bilateral investment and trade agreement.
India, US look to clinch ‘watered down’ trade deal after differences scuttle larger pact
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump failed to clinch a ‘limited’ but much-anticipated trade deal at their bilateral meeting in New York Tuesday even though the two sides had worked hard to put one together.
RCEP deal to make investors stronger, people weaker, says trade group
The deal will affect access to medicines and seeds by raising the standards of intellectual property rights, claims Forum of Trade Justice.
India accepts RCEP tips on investments
While India has not yet signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, it has accepted suggestions of other countries regarding rules on investments.
India, US fail to make breakthrough on trade deal at New York talks
India is expected to open its market for US farm, pharmaceutical and communication technology products. The US would in return restore partially benefits accorded to Indian exporters under the Generalized System of Preferences.
China calls for free trade pact with India to fast track business ties
China, he said, had never pursued a trade surplus and the trade imbalance with India was “largely the result of differences in their industrial structures.
India walks a tight rope as RCEP negotiators meet in Vietnam for final talks
India continues to grapple with the dilemma of wanting to stay in the group while protecting the interests of its vulnerable sectors and is yet to reach an understanding with other members, including China, on market opening commitments.
Modi and Trump to unveil long-pending trade deal at bilateral meeting in New York today
The ‘limited’ trade package was given final shape when Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal met US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in New York Monday.
As Modi visits US, what does the free trade pact mean for India’s pharma industry?
A Free Trade Agreement with the US will likely result in the amendment of the Patents Act, which could impact the Indian pharma industry.
India seeks mechanism under RCEP to increase levies once imports exceed set limit
In the recent round of negotiations for RCEP, India pushed to include the Automatic Trigger Safeguard Mechanism, or ATSM, which will automatically increase levies once imports cross a given threshold
US, India keen to wrap up trade deal
Both countries are frantically working on ways to resolve long-disputed trade issues, especially relating to medical devices, agriculture, and e-commerce.
Here is why the steel industry dreads RCEP
Steel companies, already reeling under a demand slump, will be against another stumbling block in the form of the proposed RCEP trade agreement.