India's no to RCEP deal will protect millions of jobs: Industry
India has been forcefully raising the issue of market access as well as protected lists of goods mainly to shield its domestic market as there have been fears that the country may be flooded with cheap Chinese agricultural and industrial products, once it signs the deal. The RCEP negotiations were launched by the ASEAN leaders and six other countries.
South China Sea: Chinese violation of territorial sovereignty rising concern in ASEAN
Chinese violation of territorial sovereignty in South C...
Will sign only fair, transparent RCEP, says India
Indian officials have concluded negotiations on most of the 25 chapters, and the rest would...
Rajnath speaks to Japanese counterpart, discusses bilateral ties, regional security situation
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during which the two leaders exchanged views on bilateral ties and regional security situation, the Defence Ministry said.
Can think of taking 'further decision' if firm indication given on 'core interests': MEA on RCEP
If India gets firm indication that its core interests will be accommodated then it can rethink its decision.
China says RCEP countries committed to work with India to resolve trade deal issues
Chinese Vice-Commerce Minister and top trade negotiator Wang Shouwen also expressed confidence that the differences would be resolved by the end of this year. Fifteen nations from the Asia-Pacific region – the 10 ASEAN nations plus Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand – agreed on the outline of the trade pact on Monday.
CEPCI reiterates need for ban on import of all types of cashew kernels
To protect the domestic cashew industry, this council had requested the Government to ban import of all type of finished and semi - finished cashew kernels including de-shelled category and to limit the export incentives to products that has undergone transformation in India .
RCEP against India's interest, national priorities: Piyush Goyal
"Congratulate PM @narendramodi for his bold and courageous decision to not join RCEP, since it was against our economic interests and national priorities. Modi hai to mumkin hai!," Piyush Goyal said in a series of tweets. He further added that the prime minister has shown his concern for farmers, dairy sector, MSMEs and domestic manufacturing.
East Asia Summit vows to step up anti-terror cooperation
The East Asia Summit is the premier forum in the Asia-Pacific region to deal with issues relating security and defence.
India decides to opt out of RCEP, says key concerns not addressed
Key issues include inadequate protection against import surge and insufficient differential with China.
RCEP deal: Chemical industry warns against misuse of 'rules of origin'
"Indian chemical industry is an industry-of-industries with a combined turnover of USD 160 billion. It is growing at 100 basis points more than the economic growth," ICC President Vijay Shankar told reporters. Indian chemical industry has the potential to be the engine of growth in the next decade, he said.
India attaches importance to Myanmar's cooperation against insurgent groups: PM Modi to Suu Kyi
Prime Minister Modi emphasised the value India attaches to Myanmar's cooperation in ensuring that insurgent groups do not find space to operate across the India-Myanmar border, the release said. Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.
India eyes stronger business ties with ASEAN, at par with political relations: Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind - during his ongoing state visit to Philippines - noted that ASEAN-India trade has jumped significantly in the past few years, but that it has quite a distance to go in matching the strength of diplomatic relations.
Northeast India gateway to Southeast Asia under Act East Policy: PM Modi in Bangkok
"Our focus is to connect India's northeast with Thailand. northeast is being developed as a gateway to south-east Asia. This initiative will immensely strengthen India's act east policy and Thailand's Act West Policy," PM Modi said in his address at the 'Sawasdee PM Modi' event in Bangkok on day one of his visit for ASEAN, EAS and RCEP Summits.
Leaders may show way ahead for RCEP
PM Narendra Modi, who is visiting Thailand from November 2-4, will participate in various ASEAN related Summits including the ASEAN-India Summit, East Asia Summit and a meeting on RCEP negotiations. A joint statement is expected to be released after the leaders’ scheduled summit on Monday. India has said it wants a “win-win outcome” from the pact.
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