India and the EU are likely to begin negotiations on the revamped proposal for a bilateral FTA in September but there continues to be disagreement on whether to carve out separate agreements on investment protection and geographical indications (GIs).
The parties have agreed to launch negotiations on key issues such as market access, investment protection and geographical indications.
Thailand aims to clinch deals to form deeper trade partnerships through "mini-FTAs" with Hainan, China and Telangana, India.
Indian companies are flourishing well in overseas. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provides a window to the Indian companies to tap a unified African market.
The enthusiasm of both sides to negotiate lower import duties, market access and custom rules may get a rude reminder on the issue of investment protection, which remains unsolved.
The centrally located properties mostly comprise flats, valued at more than EUR 20 million, used by the Indian government establishment in France.
The AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was launched in New Delhi at the Ghana Embassy with a lot of active commitment from Indian companies to enter Africa and take advantage of the AfCFTA.
Experts, too, suggest that both the sides need to work on less controversial issues first; the more difficult ones can be taken up later, as any deal there will take time to materialise.
In a sign of further deepening of the strong bilateral ties, India and Australia could soon resume the parleys regarding a free trade agreement as per the details shared by Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell.
After languishing for nearly four years, India and Canadian negotiators have resumed discussions towards a possible trade pact.
India and the UK are closing in on a free trade pact, in preparation for which they might strike an interim deal, according to media reports.
The arbitral award has condoned the tax avoidance scheme adopted by Cairn Energy.
The perverse interplay of BITs with double taxation avoidance agreements has been bleeding India from the much-needed tax revenues.
The UK began formal preparation for a free-trade agreement with India, a post-Brexit target for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he seeks to prove the benefit of leaving the European Union.
Potential BIT claims by foreign pharmaceutical companies against India for the revocation, suspension or non-enforcement of IPRs could undermine the benefits of a potential TRIPS waiver.
The first stakeholder consultation meeting of the joint study on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Bangladesh and India was held.
Cairn filed the lawsuit in the US, seeking to make disinvestment-bound Air India liable for the judgment that was awarded to Cairn.
"Pre-FTA discussions will start any time now. In the coming weeks, we will set the timeline and we will have discussions," says official.
Cambodia and India have started talks on the possible establishment of a bilateral free trade agreement as the two countries boost cooperation in all sectors, particularly trade.
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.