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CEPA Review: India wants pact revision; Japan proposes corrections within existing framework
India has sought a review of the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to improve market access for Indian goods and check the growing bilateral trade imbalance.
India considers long-term economic ties with the Philippines, to boost Indo-Pacific initiative
In an effort to reduce China’s influence in ASEAN’s third-largest economy, the Modi government is planning to make rapid inroads in the Philippines.
Kerala: Farmers demand that Centre withdraws from ASEAN agreement
Farmers from Kerala marched to the regional office of the Rubber Board, demanding that the Centre withdraw from the ASEAN free trade agreement.
India, Mauritius sign economic partnership deal
The trade deal would provide a gateway to the markets of the African continent as Mauritius has several pacts with them
Commission wants to ‘explore options’ for India trade, investment
The European Commission said that it wants to “explore options” for expanding the EU’s trade and investment with India.
India to contest Cairn Energy arbitration award, lawsuits in international court
The move signals the government’s resolve to defend its sovereign rights in taxation. The government has kept open possibility of settling the dispute within existing Indian laws.
India calls for ’fresh’ trade talks with US
India has called for a “fresh package” for trade talks with the United States and the new Biden administration that will go beyond, this time, the “nitpicking” and the constant shifting of goalposts that had bogged down the last round of discussions with the Trump administration.
Cairn Energy files case in US to push India to pay $1.2 billion award
Cairn Energy has filed a case in a US district court to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award it won in a tax dispute against India, a court document showed, ratcheting up pressure on the government to pay its dues.
Cabinet approves trade pact between India and Mauritius
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement, a kind of a free trade pact, between India and Mauritius which is aimed at liberalising norms to boost two-way commerce.
Govt. to review ETCA and other trade agreements
The Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India is among the bilateral trade agreements to be reviewed by the Sri Lankan government to decide on the next step, a Minister said.
Triggering growth: Are free trade agreements the answer?
Negotiating FTAs can be a challenge as it involves an element of give and take. Since companies trade and not countries, some benefit while others lose out.
ASEAN and India agree to review FTA on decade of anniversary
Trade ministers from India and the Southeast Asian association agreed this month to start discussions on reviewing the scope of the ASEAN-India free trade agreement (AIFTA), some 10 years after it came into force.
An India-EU trade pact may still remain elusive
India - EU trade negotiations are likely to run into the same problems as the discussions that began on a comprehensive free trade agreement in 2007 but were aborted due to differences on movement of professionals, labour, human rights and environmental issues and other issues.
India set to engage with new USTR on pending trade pact
ndia will engage with new US Trade Representative Katherine Tai once the Congress approves her nomination and seek her views on the pending mini trade deal, trade minister Piyush Goyal said.
Trying to prepare scoping paper to quickly start FTA review with Japan, ASEAN: Goyal
The Commerce and Industry Ministry is trying to prepare a roadmap and a scoping paper to quickly start review of respective free trade agreements with Japan and ASEAN, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
Want India to be more open in trade with Poland, will boost investment — envoy Burakowski
Poland has requested India to restart talks with the European Union (EU) over the long-pending free trade agreement, also known as the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), for the benefit of both sides.
For UK, deeper trade ties with India are an absolute priority
In the wake of Brexit, deeper trade relations with India are an absolute priority, says Elizabeth Truss, UK’s secretary of state for international trade and president of the board of trade.
India, EU discuss re-initiating talks on bilateral free trade pact starting with interim agreement
India and the EU have discussed holding regular interactions for re-initiation of the bilateral trade and investment agreement with an interim agreement, to start with, according to an official statement.
India, UK hold discussions to promote bilateral trade, investments
India and the UK have held discussions on promoting bilateral trade and investments between the two countries
Beijing expands Indian Ocean FTAs westward with Mauritius
China’s free trade agreement with the small island-nation of Mauritius came into effect in January, increasing the Asian powerhouse’s presence in the Indian Ocean where its regional rival India has long dominated.