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RCEP did not address our concerns: Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal in a written reply to the House said that during the third RCEP Leaders Summit on November 4 in Bangkok, India stated that the current structure did not reflect its guiding principles or address the outstanding issues and concerns of India, in the light of which India did not join the agreement.
RCEP did not address outstanding issues, concerns of India: Piyush Goyal
“During the 3rd RCEP Leaders Summit which was held on November 4 in ...
BJP MPs briefed about RCEP, PM Modi’s tour
Goyal said that the UPA government was willing to make India a part of RCEP ‘without going into de...
Modi's successful visits abroad, decision to keep out of RCEP highlighted at BJP meeting
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal briefed BJP MPs on the issues in the parliamentary party's first meeting in the Winter session. Modi did not attend the meeting. BJP sources said Jaishankar told MPs that Modi's foreign visits have boosted India's standing and furthered the country's interests.
Rajnath Singh meets Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, discusses defence cooperation
The defence minister expressed satisfaction over increasing engagement of the armed forces of India and Singapore, officials said, adding both leaders agreed to take the bilateral defence cooperation to greater heights. In the meeting, Singh also referred to India's stand on the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific region.
Why India needs to rethink its decision to opt out of RCEP
There was a fear that there would be a surge in imports from China. There is a problem with this argument.
View: Staying out of RCEP gives India a chance to reflect on its competitiveness
While there are strong views against RCEP, there is equally a large number in favour of access to the largest market of the world. The one common point was that India’s issues and concerns needed a fair hearing by the other 15 RCEP member countries. Eventually, it boiled down to the fact that India’s issues remain unresolved.
View: By saying no to RCEP, PM Narendra Modi has kept India first
Considering India’s growing stature, RCEP members can’t afford to ignore India for long, writes Amit Shah.
India’s RCEP call won’t hit Act East Policy: Jaishankar
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday assured ASEAN and RCEP members that its absence from the block in its present form in no way impacts India’s Indo-Pacific vision.
Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping discuss future of RCEP
China is keen to include India in RCEP for its huge market opportunities and since India decided against joining at Bangkok, has been pushing for favourable climate for Delhi to join the block.
Current economic slowdown episodic, says N K Singh
India's economic growth hit a six-year low of 5 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal. It is estimated that the growth may further slip to below 5 per cent in the second quarter and overall the economy is likely to register a less than 5 per cent expansion for the full fiscal.
NDA govt has established peaceful biz climate: MoS Home
Speaking at the Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy also referred to abrogation of Article 370 and said it was achieved without any violence.
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.
Piyush Goyal to visit US for trade talks next week
Immediate issues that need attention are likely to be discussed during the visit in the run up to a larger trade deal, sources said. While India and the US have ruled out any structural reason or major issue holding back a bilateral trade deal, the two have been embroiled in a series of trade spats, both bilaterally and at the World Trade Organization.
Goyal to meet USTR, medical devices companies next week; to attend BRICS meet in Brazil
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will discuss outstanding bilateral issues with USTR when the two meet on November 13. This is Goyal’s second visit to the US in the last two months and comes close at the heels of India opting out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement
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