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China and India, the two giants of Asia, have been talking (unconvincingly) of the possibility of a bilateral free trade agreement for several years. A feasibility study was completed in October 2008, but there is much opposition from India’s business sector as well as many other political complications that are likely to keep the idea on a very low flame for a while.

last update: May 2012


India, China decide to set up new mechanism to address trade and investment issues
In the talks, the Chinese president also agreed to take sincere steps in a concrete way to address India’s concerns over ballooning trade deficit in China’s favour.
India-China spat delays deal covering a third of global trade
A spat between the world’s most populous countries is holding up a pan-Asian trade agreement encompassing nearly a third of all global trade.
Indian companies ask govt to restrict Chinese aluminium imports
In a presentation made by the Aluminium Association of India (AAI), the industry told the government that manufacturers were suffered owing to the impact of unfavourable free trade agreements.
Chinese, Japanese trade ministers pledge to enhance cooperation, support free trade
Trade ministers of China and Japan pledged to further enhance bilateral economic and trade cooperation during their meeting here on Wednesday.
Whispers on India joining China’s Belt and Road initiative
Did Prime Minister Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping agree at Wuhan that India would quietly join projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, while formally opposing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor which cuts through PoK?
India may face pressure to cut duties on 90% of goods traded with China
India is likely to face greater pressure to eliminate duties on 90% of goods it trades with China under the mega trade agreement among 16 Asia Pacific countries that is in the works.
What to expect from PM Modi’s upcoming bilateral visit to China
The coming weeks will see a never-before intense bilateral engagement between India and China at the highest levels.
China keen to negotiate bilateral investment treaty, set up industrial parks
China has expressed its interest in negotiating a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with India following the termination of its earlier treaty.
India, China plan FTA breakthrough
Chinese Commerce Minister says the two countries will build a closer partnership in development.
China wants FTA with India: Chinese Consul General
China wants to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India to boost two-way trade between both countries, Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu said.