After talks, RCEP now a political call
PM Modi is expected to take the political call on India joining RCEP on November 4.
Consult stakeholders while negotiating ASEAN, RCEP & FTA, says SEA
SEA is an apex body of the edible oil industry and all the major importers...
RCEP Agreement explained: Why India chose to walk away
Sakshi Prashar from ET Online explains how concerns like trade deficit and risk to dom...
Government to up IGST on imported crude palm oil
At present, there is 5 per cent IGST on imported crude palm oil.
Act East: India to offer 1000 PhDs in IITs for ASEAN nationals
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar formally launched the Fellowship Programme at a ceremony at the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.
India's negotiation posing challenge to RCEP: DBS Bank report
According to DBS Bank's report, India's reticence to participate in trade agreements has been on various grounds. For RCEP, it already runs a trade deficit with all the member countries.
Initiate a bilateral trade agreement with Bangladesh in line with the Indo-Sri Lankan FTA: Assam Industry Minister
Bhutan, India and Nepal) and ASEAN countries has reached an all-time high, and therefore the trade between the North Eastern Region and neighboring countries through the surface land route must be optimized.
Cheaper yarn imports hurting domestic textile players
Owing to the US-China trade war as well as free trade agreements with ASEAN countries that allow duty-free imports into the country.
India shows remarkable resilience amid global slowdown: WEF President
The country is also a young economy with lot of potential and has shown lot of strength and resilience amid an economic slowdown globally," Borge Brende said.
Asean may soon conclude review of FTA with India
PM Narendra Modi, while addressing 10 Asean leaders, on Sunday welcomed the decision to have a relook at the free-trade agreement between India and the 10-member grouping. Last month, India and Asean initiated a review of the free-trade agreement in goods to make it “user-friendly, simple and trade facilitative”.
RCEP offer was not as much as our aspirations: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Government was taking efforts to ensure more regulatory mechanism in the banking sector to benefit bank account-holders, she said in the context of the PMC Bank and IL&FS issues. India took the call not to the join RCEP despite spending considerable amount of time on the negotiating table, she said addressing the 6th G Ramachandran Memorial Lecture.
Vietnam justified in defending its rights in Vanguard Bank in South China Sea
Vanguard Bank, the westernmost reef in the resource-rich Spratlys, sits within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, but Beijing says it falls within the “nine-dash line” it uses to claim sovereignty over more than 80 per cent of the South China Sea (SCS).
We are keeping an eye on steel imports; we want to give thrust to Make in India: Binoy Kumar
SAIL for the first time has been given 25% commercial mining permission
'Quad's 1st ministerial meeting significant elevation of level'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted the meeting here on Thursday that was attended by Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, and Foreign Ministers Toshimitsu Motegi of Japan and Marise Payne of Australia.
PM Modi to attend ASEAN summit in Bangkok today
Prime Minister Modi has said that India remains committed to a comprehensive and balanced outcome of RCEP negotiations and seeks balance across goods, services and investments and also within each pillar.
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