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Dhaka, Delhi conducting study to sign trade deal
Dhaka and New Delhi are preparing a joint study report to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to boost bilateral trade and investment once Bangladesh becomes a developing nation.
India-EAEU FTA appears in sight, Moscow signals support
A Free Trade Agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union appears to be on the cards this year, according to statements made by several Kremlin sources.
Portugal aims to seal EU-Mercosur trade agreement, progress on other deals
Portugal will try to conclude a free-trade agreement between the EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur during its six-month EU presidency, and attempt to expand Europe’s ties with other potential trade partners.
India self-isolates as China’s economic might enfeebles West
Not only has India failed to agree on its own trade and investment deal with the EU, the country has failed to capture any significant share of China-based global supply chains.
India plans to restart trade pact talks with Biden team
India expects to restart negotiations for a free trade agreement with the US once President-elect Joe Biden’s administration enters, Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said.
India-UK trade agreement may be in the offing
Indian apparel manufacturers are keen on the trade deal as they fear India will lose out to rivals like Bangladesh and Vietnam without a trade pact.
India’s withdrawal From RCEP: is it better off?
India’s focus has shifted to the creation of a strong domestic agricultural and industrial base, and therefore, joining the RCEP no longer appears to be a priority.
India will likely go for bilateral trade pacts for now — not mega deals like RCEP
The inclination is clearly towards bilateral trade agreements, where India has more flexibility in negotiating terms that it feelss wouldn’t disadvantage domestic manufacturers.
India set to resume talks on free trade agreements with EU, US
India, which has not signed any trade agreement since 2012, will soon revive talks on the possible free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and the US.
Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now
India’s decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia’s mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue.
India pulled out of RCEP as concerns not addressed: S Jaishankar
India refused to join RCEP citing reservations that goods manufactured by China could come into India. Jaishankar also said India would like a fair and balanced trade deal with the European Union.
No agreements that are FTAs by stealth with China, to focus on EU, US: India on RCEP
India will avoid joining agreements which are actually trade pacts by stealth with China and instead explore trade agreements with developed countries with large markets such as the US and EU where Indian products and services would be competitive unlike ASEAN.
Modi calls for early review of free trade agreement
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for an early review of the ASEAN-India trade in goods agreement that has been pending for a long time at the virtual ASEAN-India Summit.
RCEP nations to sign Asian trade megadeal Sunday, with clause for India
Ministers from 15 countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreed Wednesday to sign the long-awaited trade deal at a summit Sunday, leaving the door open for reluctant India to return later.
Indo-US trade: Joe Biden’s victory to delay planned deal
A victory for Joe Biden in the American presidential election may delay the conclusion of a “limited” trade deal between India and the US that was negotiated for months.
A quantitative assessment of India’s withdrawal from RCEP: issues and concerns
This study casts serious doubt on earlier more optimistic projections of projected gains and shows that the case for proceeding with the RCEP without India’s participation is even less convincing.
Moon’s ’New Deal’ visions and India-South Korea economic ties
In September this year, India and South Korea resumed renegotiation of their landmark Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) that played a key role in spurring trade between the two sides and boosted bilateral ties.
India-China row sets new dimension for India’s economic partnership In Asia, albeit decoupling from RCEP – analysis
India’s decoupling from China led to a number of harsh steps to undermine the trade and investment relations with China, despite the fact that Chinese investment set the turf for mobile phone manufacturing in the country.
Vodafone arbitration award: Centre to challenge telco’s Rs 22,100 crore tax case win
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has advised the government that the decision of an arbitration tribunal cannot contradict the law passed by a sovereign parliament.
China tensions push India and Taiwan closer together
India is seeing public opinion drastically shift in favor of Taiwan amid growing anti-Beijing sentiments. But will New Delhi risk its Asian rival’s wrath for stronger ties with Taipei?