MSME sector emerged as growth engine of economy: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
Emphasising on exports as an area which will show a lot of opportunity in the times to come, Das said that the PLI scheme has identified a few champion sectors that will support domestic manufacturers in achieving economies of scale and expanding their footprint in the global market.
India, Mauritius ink free trade pact
According to a commerce ministry statement, Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan and Ambassador Haymandoyal ...
Joe Biden to host first virtual meeting with PM Trudeau to unveil US-Canada partnership roadmap
According to the White House, the roadmap is ...
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce for FTA renegotiation with Japan, Korea, Asean
“India’s concession to the ASEAN has been far in excess than concessions granted to India,” it said and suggested periodic compliance assessment to be carried out for Rules of Origin to arrest market access at concessional tariffs for non-FTA countries besides mandatory domestic content labelling requirement across the value chain.
Trying to prepare scoping paper to quickly start FTA review with Japan, ASEAN: Goyal
When asked about the proposed mini trade deal with the US, Goyal said "we have" to wait for the new USTR (United States Trade Representative) to come in and they have to hear from the new administration about the deal.
UK to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact CPTPP
Joining the CPTPP reflects the UK's post-Brexit Pacific tilt and is dubbed as a critical part of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson led government's wider trade strategy, which aims to deepen links with faster-growing parts of the world and partnering with countries who believe in free and fair trade, including India.
India should now aggressively pursue FTAs with EU, UK: Trade experts
Britain clinched a historic deal with the European Union on Thursday as both sides managed to thrash out a post-Brexit free trade agreement just days before the December 31 deadline.
Trade deal: Hope 'early harvest' proposition of India will be accepted by UK, says Piyush Goyal
In a free trade agreement (FTA), the partners do the same for maximum number of goods, besides relaxing norms to boost trade in services and investments.
Change in US administration may delay free trade agreement with India: USTR
“In terms of how long it takes to do a deal, we have one deal which is on the smaller side, my guess is that we are not that far away from the deal like that and keeping in mind obviously we have a political change going on over here and that is going to be a bit of a set back... certainly to an extent that I can facilitate, I will be happy to do it…but there is going to be some change and my guess is that it will slow things up,” Lighthizer said.
India to scrutinise Asean imports to ensure goods are not routed from third countries
A host of consumer durables and telecom equipment imports are under the scanner as part of the endeavour. There is suspicion that these imports are just being re-labelled in the exporting country without the mandatory value addition, another official said.
View: There's no hurry for India to sign the RCEP, given its unresolved issues with FTAs
India has FTAs with 13 of the 15 RCEP countries — including China. The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (Apta), a grouping of seven countries, has China as a member. The average margin of preference — the difference between the tariff applied across countries and the preferential rate applied for partner free trade countries — in Apta is 33.45%.
EU's reluctance stuck FTA talks; bloc had other priorities: EAM Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said negotiations for a fr...
We must look to leverage FTAs with countries having transparent trading mechanisms: Piyush Goyal
Free trade agreements are good for the nation and India must look to leverage these pacts with countries having transparent trading mechanisms and business systems, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
‘Free Trade Agreement negotiation with EU not easy, talks are on’: EAM Jaishankar
Addressing at Centre for European Policy Studies virtually ...