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Asean may soon conclude review of FTA with India
The Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) may soon conclude FTA (free-trade agreement) review with India. The aim is to balance China in the Indo-Pacific.
Asean countries seek free trade deals with EAEU: Russian PM
The Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand have expressed interest in signing free trade agreements with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Review of FTA with Asean will help balance trade: PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a review of India’s free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will help balance trade between the two.
Joint leaders’ statement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
The Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand released a statement on the RCEP
At RCEP meet, India seeks 10% advantage over China in tariff removal
India has bargained a nearly 10% advantage over China in tariff elimination during the ongoing RCEP discussions in a move aimed to placate the domestic industry and pave the way for New Delhi to conclude negotiations.
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.
Trade spat will not affect RCEP: Asean
The secretary-general of Asean, expressed his confidence that the long-awaited RCEP will be completed in principle before Thailand’s chairmanship ends at the end of this year.
India’s trade with its FTA partners: experiences, challenges and way forward
India has viewed FTAs as an important tool to enhance its trade and investment, and signed a number of trade agreements with various countries or groups. And India’s experience intrade with its major FTA partners has not been very encouraging.
People’s resistance to RCEP intensifies, amplifying #NotoRCEP call!
As governments scramble to save RCEP, peoples from Southeast Asia have consolidated their strong opposition to this ambitious and unjust trade and investment agreement.
Indonesia, South Korea link up amid ‘turbulent’ economic pressures
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s aggressive efforts to lure more foreign direct investment (FDI) ahead has been warmly met by South Korea.
RCEP: Asia races against clock to save trade deal of the decade
While there are clearly roadblocks to an agreement, there are also tailwinds — tailwinds that might never be stronger than they are right now.
Wary of China in RCEP, India looks for bilateral deals amid mounting trade deficit
India’s indecisive stance on the RCEP and agreement to review the FTA with the ASEAN indicates it has been evaluating options outside the larger regional group as well.
India, ASEAN agree to review free trade pact in goods
India and 10-member bloc of South-East Asian nations have agreed to review their free trade agreement, signed in 2009, to make it more business-friendly and boost economic ties.
RCEP meet: ASEAN members, partners reaffirm their resolve to conclude free trade deal talks
The 16 negotiating partners have agreed that they should not lose the long-term vision of deepening and expanding the value chains in the RCEP.
ASEAN countries want free trade agreements to develop Russian trade
Numerous ASEAN member states called for improvements in the region’s free trade status with Russia at this week’s Far East Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Is Southeast Asia winning the US-China trade war? not so fast
If the U.S.-China trade war continues or worsens ASEAN countries will also experience a bumpy ride.
S. Korea, Malaysia to hold 3rd round of FTA talks this week
South Korea will hold a third round of free trade talks with Malaysia this week with the aim of striking a trade deal before November, Seoul’s trade ministry said Tuesday.
W. Myanmar locals worried BRI projects threaten their livelihoods
If China wants to fish in Myanmar’s troubled waters, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-linked Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rakhine State is a good place to cast a line.
Korea-Asean special summit to focus on expanding trade
Korea government called for the expansion of trade with Asean states, especially in light of the global rise of protectionist policies and trade wars, not to mention Korea’s recent tensions with Japan.
BT Buzz: Why India should not ignore RCEP free trade mega deal
Are mega free trade agreements (FTAs) beneficial for Indian economy? Majority of Indian industry may say no, but a research policy paper attempts to offer a slightly contrarian view