Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has recommended the government to keep the dairy sector out of the purview of negotiations under the Regional Comprehensive Economic
The impending conclusion of negotiations for the contentious RCEP trade deal may have forced the Indian government to announce a comprehensive package for exporters to boost their competitiveness.
Malaysia’s trade minister Datuk Darell Leiking revealed that Malaysia and each of the other 15 parties to the RCEP negotiations had agreed to exclude ISDS provisions from the deal.
India’s indecisive stance on the RCEP and agreement to review the FTA with the ASEAN indicates it has been evaluating options outside the larger regional group as well.
Farmers say pact to join regional economic partnership will unsettle domestic farming.
India’s decision to review its free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN is not seen as affecting the talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which are expected to be completed by year-end.
A spat between the world’s most populous countries is holding up a pan-Asian trade agreement encompassing nearly a third of all global trade.
Trade agreements must be a balance of strategic interests as well as economic merit said Indian External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar.
Malaysia sees positive progress towards concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade pact, by year-end.
The 16 negotiating partners have agreed that they should not lose the long-term vision of deepening and expanding the value chains in the RCEP.
If the U.S.-China trade war continues or worsens ASEAN countries will also experience a bumpy ride.
India has begun drawing up a list of products on which it can offer duty concessions to the 15 other Asia Pacific member countries, including China.
Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that at this point, the RCEP has gone beyond an economic agreement and is a strategic signal to the world’s economy on what countries in this part of the world believe in.
Indonesian civil society groups protested against the RCEP trade agreement last Friday, arguing that the agreement promotes corporate rights over people’s rights
Commerce ministers of 16 countries, which are negotiating mega free trade agreement RCEP, will hold a crucial meeting in Bangkok on September 8 to iron out differences and push the negotiations forward.
Malaysia welcomes the review of the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) but any effort to do so will only be considered after the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have been concluded.
There is little doubt that the smaller stakeholders and businesses within India’s informal economy have the most to lose, and yet their voices are not being heard.
Though RCEP aims to enhance economic cooperation between India and China — and in turn benefit consumers — there are ample chances of negative impact on India domestic industry through the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers
What’s worrisome for India is the economic growth rate owing to the overall core sector slump and adverse bilateral trade balance with countries under the RCEP.
India’s demand for easier movement of workers and professionals is being considered seriously by New Zealand and could be met provided market barriers to the Country’s goods are eased