As India goes into firming up trade deals with developed nations like Australia, the UK and the regional bloc, and the EU, it will have to be well prepared to negotiate on new-generation issues, such as data protection regulation, e-commerce, and environment.
The UK and India can play a pivotal role in shaping the global data and digital rules, say UK India Business Council directors.
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
While competition among FTA styles can drive innovation, it does present a key problem for non-super-sized economies: knowing which one to adhere to. For all the new ideas they offer, the various deals available within the Asia-Pacific are often inconsistent and cannot exist comfortably side by side.
The price of allowing this FTA to proceed without open public and media debate is just too high. Another TPPA-style agreement will lock us into the failed neoliberal project of the 20th century.
In principle agreement to phase out tariffs on apple and pear exports welcomed by growers in New Zealand.
The European Union could weigh terminating the post-Brexit trade deal if the UK government pulls out of its commitments over Northern Ireland, according to people familiar with the matter.
With the release of an Agreement in Principle for a New Zealand United Kingdom free trade agreement we are once again left shadow boxing with a deal whose text we aren’t allowed to see.
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state.
The only winners the mega-corporations who run New Zealand’s meat and dairy farms," said UK shadow trade secretary.
Trade ministers were unable to thrash out a post-Brexit trade deal, with several issues unresolved.
The UK is on the verge of sealing a trade deal with New Zealand as it seeks new economic allies after leaving the European Union.
A new free-trade agreement between Canberra and London, due to be finalised within days, will make it easier for people to live and work in both countries.
Sticking points over Northern Ireland and French fishing remain, coming almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the EU and the UK.
The document says it can be very difficult to trade with some countries that do not necessarily support saving the environment but the government says ministers are not considering the advice.
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.
Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the United States but is hoping to join a Trans-Pacific trade partnership next year, British trade minister said.
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.
Britain wants comprehensive agreement that breaks down trade barriers