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China-India

China and India, the two giants of Asia, have been talking (unconvincingly) of the possibility of a bilateral free trade agreement for several years. A feasibility study was completed in October 2008, but there is much opposition from India’s business sector as well as many other political complications that are likely to keep the idea on a very low flame for a while.

last update: May 2012


FTA logical agenda item: Wen
Maintaining that establishment of a free trade area (FTA) between China and India has become a ‘‘logical agenda’’ item, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has expressed hope that the two sides will soon begin their feasibility study of FTA.
Wen hopes India, China will work out FTA soon
Maintaining that establishment of a free trade area (FTA) between China and India has become a "logical agenda" item, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has expressed the hope that the two sides will begin their feasibility study of FTA soon.
India, China may opt for RTA rather than FTA
India and China may opt for a regional trade arrangement (RTA) when the two heads of state, Dr Manmohan Singh and Wen Jiabao, meet next weekend in New Delhi.
The mother of all FTAs
Riding on a 79% growth in bilateral trade in 2004 at US$14 billion, China has expressed an interest in formulating a free-trade agreement (FTA) with India, saying that closer trade relations could make it easier to solve political differences. If the FTA is achieved, it would result in the biggest free-trade region in the world.
China pitching for FTA with India
China is pushing for a free trade agreement (FTA) with India which, it claims, would result in the biggest free trade region in the world.
India: BIPA with China?
Notwithstanding border and other political problems and the low base, India’s trade with China has increased phenomenally. A preliminary study has been done on a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with China.