Canada-India

The governments of Canada and India are negotiating a ‘Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement’ which they seek to conclude in 2013. By May 2012, five rounds of negotiations had taken place. This agreement is wideranging and negotiations have included rules of origin, trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and trade in services, including temporary entry for business persons, telecommunications, and financial services. According to unnamed official sources, India is likely to exclude an investor-state dispute clause in its FTAs.

last update: May 2012

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  • 24-Feb-2015 Indian Express ComMin expedites work on FTA before Modi’s Canada visit
    With Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit Canada in April this year, the commerce and industry ministry has expedited the work on firming up the framework for the proposed free trade agreement with the country.
  • 17-Sep-2014 LiveMint India wary of issues on services in Canada pact
    Canada’s trade minister Ed Fast is scheduled to visit India next month to hold discussions with Nirmala Sitharaman to end the CEPA deadlock
  • 16-Jun-2014 Business Today Canada wants quick decisions on CEPA, BITs
    Canada hopes the Narendra Modi government will take decisions on two vital agreements the Manmohan Singh government could not. The first, a comprehensive economic partnership agreement, or CEPA and the second on Bilateral Investment treaties, or BITs.
  • 28-Jun-2013 Tax News Canada, India conclude latest EPA talks
    Canada and India have concluded an eighth round of talks toward a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with the the Canadian Government saying that it has identified core economic opportunities in India in the energy, agriculture, infrastructure and education sectors.
  • 18-Apr-2013 First Post Bilateral investment pacts can’t be subject to foreign jurisdictions: FM
    India’s Finance Minister P Chidambaram has made it clear that any bilateral investment protection agreement has to be subject to jurisdiction of domestic legal institutions and India will not allow it to be subjected to foreign courts or tribunals.
  • 7-Apr-2013 India, Canada FTA may face delay; likely to miss December deadline
    The proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and Canada is likely to be delayed and may miss the December 2013 deadline, a government official has said.
  • 7-Feb-2013 IB Times Canada, India conclude seventh round of CEPA talks
    The seventh round of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) talks between Canada and India, which was held in New Delhi, concluded Wednesday.
  • 28-Jan-2013 Radio Canada Québec veut un accord de libre-échange avec l’Inde
    Le ministre québécois des Relations internationales et du Commerce extérieur, Jean-François Lisée, plaide pour la conclusion d’un accord de libre-échange entre le Canada et l’Inde.
  • 15-Jan-2013 Seventh round of India-Canada FTA talks likely in Feb
    In a bid to fast track talks for the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA), India and Canada are likely to hold the seventh round of negotiations in February in New Delhi, a Canadian envoy said today.
  • 9-Nov-2012 rabble.ca Debunking the spin around Harper’s FIPA with China
    There is a lot of spin about the Canada-China investment treaty (or FIPA). Canadians should not be fooled into the deal. They should insist on an independent review of the government’s claims, before the treaty is locked in for 31 years.
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