Category Archives: Trade Agreements

The West is not the best

20th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: DNA   The cross-country intellectual property rights (IPRs) wars are back and this time it’s being fought in the East. From last week’s RCEP conversations in Singapore, it seems like Japan and South Korea … Continue reading

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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Singapore for RCEP Summit

15th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: LiveMint Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a two-day visit during which he will attend the East Asia Summit, an ASEAN-India informal meet, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summit … Continue reading

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Health activists raise concerns over IP provisions at RCEP

15th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Times of India MUMBAI: Public health activists and patient groups have raised serious concerns over intellectual property (IP) provisions in the ongoing negotiations of regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP), charging Japan and South Korea … Continue reading

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Narendra Modi’s RCEP dilemma

Other RCEP participants have been pushing India to sign on the dotted line to conclude the deal by the year-end. But it isn’t quite that easy for the Narendra Modi government 15th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Live Mint When … Continue reading

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How RCEP negotiations hinge on a single phrase

15th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Time of India NEW DELHI: A major Asian trading agreement scheduled to be completed by the year-end could be hanging on a single phrase, as India treads a fine line between an external pressure … Continue reading

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Ministers defer agreement on RCEP trade deal to 2019

Source: Asian Review SINGAPORE — Economic ministers representing members of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Monday postponed the year-end target for reaching a “substantial conclusion” to the free trade deal, throwing its prospects into doubt. The ministers on Monday … Continue reading

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RCEP meeting fails to reach consensus on e-commerce, investment

14th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Business Line The two-day RCEP Ministerial meeting at Singapore failed to reach a consensus on chapters related to e-commerce, competition and investment, though progress was made on several other issues. India was represented by Commerce and … Continue reading

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