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China-Gulf free trade talks stall on Saudi industrial agenda, sources say
Negotiations between China and an Arab bloc for a free trade agreement have stalled over concerns by Saudi Arabia that cheap Chinese imports could undermine its ambitions to transform the kingdom into an industrial powerhouse.
India, Oman conclude trade talks; to sign deal after elections
Negotiations for a free trade agreement between India and Oman have concluded, and it’s likely to be signed after the formation of a new central government in the coming months, two people aware of the matter said.
UK & Oman FTAs likely in commerce ministry’s 100-day list
The conclusion of India’s free trade agreements with the UK and Oman are likely to be part of a 100-day action plan drawn up by the department of commerce for the next government.
India and Oman reportedly close to signing a free trade deal
India and Oman are nearing the finalization of a free trade agreement (FTA) aimed at facilitating easier access to each other’s markets. Officials familiar with the negotiations reveal that both sides have made significant progress on various issues within the proposed comprehensive economic partnership (CEPA) agreement.
India-Oman FTA may be reality soon; legal vetting of deal’s text underway
India is keen to finalise the trade pact before the model code of conduct (MCC) kicks-in ahead of its general elections, making the timing of the finalisation of the proposed deal crucial
New rounds of India-Oman FTA talks from January 16
India and Oman are set to begin new rounds of talks for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), a proposed free trade agreement, starting on January 16.
Next round of India-Oman FTA talks from January 16; negotiations progressing well: Official
The talks on the text of most of the chapters have been concluded by both sides for the pact, a senior official said.
Towards ambitious FTAs: A major barrier for broader
India is currently negotiating ambitious free trade agreements with the UK, EU, and Oman, and expanding economic cooperation with Australia. These agreements aim for a higher level of ambition, focusing on tariff reductions for selected items while excluding more sensitive areas.
Petrochemical industry opposes Oman FTA, deal may be delayed
The negotiations on India-Oman free trade agreement that were racing towards concussion may drag a bit longer as Indian petrochemical producers have opposed any deep duty cuts on polypropylene and polyethylene that might be offered in the pact.
India, Oman may finalise details of free trade agreement soon
According to a top government official, India and Oman are anticipated to wrap up discussions for a comprehensive free trade deal soon, with the goal of enhancing bilateral trade.
Indian officials in Muscat to negotiate free trade pact with Oman
A proposed comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Oman is on a fast-track mode, with a team of officials from the department of commerce in Muscat for negotiations.
India, Oman start talks for free trade agreement: Report
India and Oman have commenced talks for a free trade agreement, according to an Indian media report.
Tehran, Muscat discussing preferential trade agreement
Iran and Oman are determined to increase the volume of trade relations and have started negotiations to sign a preferential trade agreement in the near future.
Iran, Oman moving toward era of investment cooperation: Minister
The investment agreement with Oman secures new access for Iranian firms to invest in the Arab country while managers and specialists from Iranian companies will be able to work in Omani subsidiaries for several years without restrictions.
Iran, Oman agree on PTA, joint investment: minister
The Iranian economy minister met with visiting Omani commerce minister in Tehran during which they announced their agreement on signing a PTA and joint investment agreement.
Oman-UK FTA likely soon
A Free Trade Agreement between the Sultanate of Oman and Britain is likely to be entered into by both parties and discussions are currently under way for a region-wide FTA.
India, Oman agree to have joint feasibility study on limited trade deal
The development is taking place at a time when India is set to begin deeper engagements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries towards inking a free trade agreement (FTA).
Oman’s trade minister visits India amid FTA buzz
Oman’s trade minister visit comes amid reports Oman has been keen on an FTA between India and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Iran seeks preferential trade deal with Oman: Minister
Iran’s minister of trade says the government will pursue an agreement with Oman to allow preferential trade with the Arab country to start in the near future.
Oman and Britain sign investment partnership as trade deal with GCC nears
Oman is keen to support the ambitions of British investors looking to inject capital in the country in sectors as varied as clean energy, mining, manufacturing, logistics, tourism and fisheries.