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Trade deal with US unlikely before November presidential elections: India
The two aim for a free trade agreement (FTA) in the long run and have been working on an initial trade deal for almost two years amid a plethora of bilateral issues ranging from medical devices, agriculture, Harley Davidson motorbikes, e-commerce, totalisation pact, visa issues and disputes at the World Trade Organization.
Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals
India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.
India offers US dairy, chicken access in bid for elusive trade deal with Trump
India has offered to partially open up its poultry and dairy markets in a bid for a limited trade deal during US President Donald Trump’s first official visit.
Did data and e-commerce issues also influence India’s RCEP exit
India has decided to pull out of the RCEP, an invitation to join later still standing. Even though the reasons provided for this fallout do not mention it, but one of the major contentions was the e-commerce chapter to which India did not relent.
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.
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.
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.
India wants data localisation in RCEP for security interests
India has proposed locating computing facilities inside the country if it is meant to protect its essential security interests and national interests at the the ongoing negotiations of the proposed RCEP trade agreement.
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.
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.
The post-TPP future of digital trade in Asia
On March 8, trade representatives from eleven Pacific rim countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Australia are expected to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The agreement has been slimmed down both in its content—22 items in the text have been suspended, including the bulk of the intellectual property chapter—and also in its membership, with the exclusion of the United States which had been the driver of those suspended provisions.
Easing e-com to hit small units
Freeing up digital trade under RCEP could hurt consumer protection, manufacturing sector
Trading away our digital rights
India must first secure its digital sovereignty before it can begin global trade talks.
Indian e-commerce platforms could suffer RCEP jolt
Control over data will yield tremendous influence and profit-making, experts say.
India not keen to put e-commerce under FTA with Russia-led group
India has so far rejected bids to include market access negotiations on e-commerce at multilateral level.
Where does India stand on intellectual property rights in the digital economy?
A scrutiny of TPP, TISA and RCEP provisions that deal with IP and the digital economy vis-a-vis the current Indian legal standard.
RCEP talks could affect startups by allowing patenting of computer software
Several startups and civil society members fought hard over the last year to prevent the allowing of software patents in India.
India, EU fail to make headway on free trade agreement talks
India and EU have failed to made the much-awaited announcement on resumption of long stalled negotiations for a free trade agreement as many bottlenecks still remain.
Industry meets Nirmala Sitharaman, flags FTAs
Representatives of industry raised concerns about the impact of various free-trade agreements (FTAs) on the country’s trade and sought more clarity on guidelines governing e-commerce in a meeting with commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.
The information hurdle in free trade agreements
In its Foreign Trade Policy statement, issued in March, the commerce ministry talked of a relative lack of awareness about the potential benefits from free trade agreements (FTAs). Also, that industry is not adequately oriented to using such FTAs to find new markets and products, except when these adversely affect their business.