Both the sides started formal negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), as the FTA is formally called, in New Delhi from September 23. They aim to wrap up talks by December and sign a deal by March 2022.
The European Union (EU) has finally given its assent to conclude a proposed investment facilitation deal with India, separate from the free trade agreement (FTA) also being negotiated between the partners.
Devas Multimedia’s investors are eyeing several properties owned by the Indian government across the world, as they seek to enforce a $1.3 billion arbitral award the satellite company won against Antri.
India and Israel agreed to resume negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from next month with an aim to conclude the long-pending deal by next June as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held "very productive talks" with Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
While Goyal didn’t name these economies, he said talks with them will be over and above India’s current negotiations with Australia, the UK, the UAE and the EU for free trade agreements (FTAs).
Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the UAE and Australia are "going full steam ahead" and officials of both the sides are working on the deadlines to conclude the talks, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.
Disproportionate imports & exports as well as foreign investors’ China Plus One strategy may have pushed the Modi govt to adopt a new strategy towards FTAs, say analysts.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami has said that the proposed CEPA between two countries is a "win-win" situation and India is ready for negotiations as early as January 2022.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called for a waiver of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and dismantling new trade barriers in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The India government has set aggressive timelines for the agreements – formalisation of a CEPA with the UAE by early 2022, a FTA with the UK by next year, and an interim trade deal with Australia by December.
Indian External Affairs Minister said that one area that needs a concerted push from both sides is bilateral trade and investments.
India is trying to ink FTAs with Australia, UK, EU, and UAE. India will take forward the FTA talks with Canada and accelerate existing FTA review with South Korea.
India is looking to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Oman along with a number of other countries, the country’s Commerce and Industry minister said.
Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, has called upon the ASEAN bloc to do away with Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs).
On a tight time schedule for the proposed India-UAE free trade pact, the DPIIT has called for suggestions from industry bodies and other stakeholders on IPR issues that could make it easier for Indians to do business in the UAE.
Britain wants to strike agreements covering trade and security with India and other democratic countries in the strategic Indo-Pacific region to challenge the influence of authoritarian states, UK’s new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said.
India and Australia will sign a comprehensive Free Trade agreement by the end of 2022 and an early harvest trade deal by Christmas later this year.
India hopes to fast-track talks for a mini trade deal with Canada after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returned to power. The last round of talks was held in July after which talks were postponed because of the elections.
India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal exhorted U.S. businesses to convince the administration of the need for a trade agreement that would enhance the bilateral flow of goods and services.
India and the United Kingdom aim to launch the negotiations on a FTA, with both parties agreeing to an Early Harvest Agreement by March 2022, allowing both to establish selective gains in commodities and services.