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EU may gain from negotiating separate trade and investment pacts with India
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.
EU and India agree to resume free-trade negotiations
The European Union and India agreed to resume stalled free-trade negotiations and seek closer cooperation to combat climate change at a virtual summit on Saturday.
EU to discuss FTA with India at weekend summit: top diplomat
The European Union and India are set to discuss resuming long-suspended talks on a free trade agreement at a virtual summit on Saturday, the bloc’s foreign policy chief told Nikkei.
EU turns from China to India on free trade
The EU is suspending plans for a trade deal with China, while reviving those for a pact with India, in a dispute on Chinese human-rights abuses.
India, European Union (EU) to seal connectivity deal to counter China’s ambitious BRI — Reports
India and the European Union are making joint efforts to seal a “connectivity agreement”, which could be an answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
UK and India announce $1.4 billion investment boost, step closer to trade deal
Britain and India announced 1 billion pounds ($1.39 billion) of private-sector investment and committed to seek a free trade deal ahead of a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian leader Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
ASEAN, other free trade pacts hurting domestic cocoa processing sector
The domestic cocoa processing industry is aggrieved that India’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with the ASEAN and other nations are hurting its competitiveness given an inverted duty structure affecting their operations.
India has been short-changed by Vodafone and Cairn arbitral awards
The international economic law regime has stripped India of over $3.8 billion in taxes due by Vodafone and Cairn Energy, as the country is battling the Covid19 crisis.
Regaining sovereignty
Pakistan, which entered into its first BIT with Germany in 1959 — which also was the first BIT ever entered — has concluded 53 BITs with 48 countries.
India-EU Porto summit to see progress on FTA
The India-EU Summit in Porto early next month could see progress on a free trade agreement and treaties on investment protection and geographical indications.
Growing trade ties bind India to Africa’s future
India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. India is now the third largest export destination and the fifth largest investor on the continent.
India, Japan plan virtual biz meet to bolster trade, investments
New Delhi is keen on a review of the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to improve market access for Indian goods.
India, EU to resume formal FTA talks in May
After a gap of about eight years, India and the EU will resume formal negotiations for a trade and investment agreement on May 8, with both sides aiming to expedite a deal to aid economic growth in the post-pandemic era.
India considers reviving FTA talks with Gulf Cooperation Council
India is reconsidering a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council after the United Arab Emirates, the country’s biggest trading member in the bloc, approached it to revive talks that got stalled in 2008.
Arbitration case: Cairn Energy offers to invest $1.2 bn if India relents
Cairn Energy has offered to invest the entire award money in India, which includes the principal amount of $1.2 billion and interest of $500 million if the government agrees to enforce the award.
India, Canada may explore possibility of inking mini trade deal this month
India and Canada may come back to the negotiating table later this month after a gap of almost four years to explore the possibility of signing a mini trade deal.
India, Mauritius FTA to come into effect from Apr 1
Several Indian products will enjoy the benefit of greater market access at concessional duties in Mauritius as the FTA signed between the two countries will come into effect from April 1
Plan to ‘quickly ramp up’ trade ties with US, says Goyal
India Commerce Minister Goyal to engage with the new US Trade Representative to “try and put together a fresh package” after the old package under the Trump administration was off the table with the change of guard.
India and Chile to discuss PTA expansion, Green Hydrogen and mining next month
Both countries are also focused on expanding Agricultural cooperation. Besides addressing market access issues for products of mutual interest, the two sides are working on an agreement on Agriculture.
Dairy players oppose free trade pact with EU
Even as the Centre is inching closer to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) deal with the European Union (EU), India’s dairy sector has flagged some concerns involving livelihood scores of Indian farmers.