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India, Gulf Cooperation Council agree to pursue free trade agreement; resume talks, says Piyush Goyal
India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have agreed to pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two regions and resume the negotiations, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.
GCC nudges EU on free trade agreement talks
“The GCC EU FTA has been stalled for almost 30 years – a situation that does not reflect the strategic relationship between the GCC and the EU," said GCC secretary-general.
India-Gulf Cooperation Council FTA talks slated to restart in 2-3 weeks: Govt
India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Free Trade Agreement talks are slated to restart in two to three weeks, government sources have told CNBC-TV18.
India-Gulf Cooperation Council FTA negotiations likely to begin next month: report
India is likely to begin the talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) next month, reports Economic Times.
S Korea, Arab nations to hold new round of FTA talks next week
South Korea and a group of Arab countries will hold another round of negotiations for their free trade deal next week, Seoul’s trade ministry said. South Korea and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will begin the sixth round of official talks for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Seoul.
Gulf Cooperation Council trade negotiations update
The first round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Gulf Cooperation Council took place between 22 August and 29 September 2022.
GCC, UK co-launch free trade talks
The first stage of the Gulf Cooperation Council - United Kingdom free trade talks , being held via video link, continues until 25th August.
Britain launches free trade talks with Gulf countries
Britain will launch talks over a new free trade deal with six Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and charities warned it not to ignore human rights in its latest bid to grow non-EU ties after Brexit.
Oman-UK FTA likely soon
A Free Trade Agreement between the Sultanate of Oman and Britain is likely to be entered into by both parties and discussions are currently under way for a region-wide FTA.
Pakistan and Gulf Coop Council agree to conclude negotiations on FTA
Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has agreed to complete the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
India, Oman agree to have joint feasibility study on limited trade deal
The development is taking place at a time when India is set to begin deeper engagements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries towards inking a free trade agreement (FTA).
India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
Scoping exercise for FTA between India, GCC underway to create jobs: Piyush Goyal
India has started the scoping exercise of deciding the type of framework of free trade agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council.
PH eyes concluding trade deal with UAE next year
Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry targets to conclude the trade and investment agreement with the United Arab Emirates
UAE, Chile to consolidate trade ties with CEPA
CEPA negotiations are expected to finish in the next six months, said Chilean vice minister of Trade. A framework of protection for investors and double taxation agreements are also under discussion.
Xi meets Middle East leaders, vowing to enhance cooperation with GCC and accelerate FTA talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping met up with leaders from the Gulf countries, underlining strengthening the cooperation with the regional countries in speeding up free trade negotiation.
UK, Gulf may sign post-Brexit trade deal this year, Bahrain says
A trade deal between the UK and a six country bloc of Gulf oil producers including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be concluded before the end of this year.
Traders eye key trade talks that may boost Mideast oil to Korea
Oil traders are turning their focus to a potential trade agreement between South Korea and some major Persian Gulf producers that may reduce prices of Middle Eastern crude in the months to come.
Korea, GCC to resume free trade talks after 12-year hiatus
A potential free trade agreement between the two sides will increase mutual benefits in the fields of goods, service, investment, intellectual property and energy, said Korean President.
China and Gulf states pledge to ’inject new impetus’ into talks on free trade agreement
Beijing and Gulf states say they are committed to reviving long-dormant talks aimed at reaching a free trade agreement, as they look to strengthen ties and deepen economic cooperation in the face of strained relations with the West.