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).
The feeling now in global trade negotiating circles is that India is a recalcitrant partner, difficult to negotiate with.
Pressure on India to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has continued, including most recently from Oceania.
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says others can insist that they do so at least to get the SAARC summits moving.
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 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.
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.
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 and Australia agreed to consider reviving stalled negotiations on the proposed free trade agreement (FTA)
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.
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.
Australian Trade Minister leads high-level delegation, holds talk with Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal.
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 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.
New Delhi wants to resume negotiations on the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with Australia, talks for which stalled in 2015.
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 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.
A planned EU-China investment agreement looks unlikely to be struck by September as planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, European Union trade chief Phil Hogan said.
India’s existing and stalled bilateral FTAs started to receive attention from the government last year, even as the country worked to join the RCEP, the world’s “largest” regional trade pact.
President Trump said the United States and India were working on a major trade deal, but he was not sure if it would be completed before the US presidential election in November.