Category Archives: Trade Agreements

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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RCEP deal can be disastrous for India

14th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Business Line Our FTA experience and existing trade imbalance with RCEP nations inform us that such a trade pact will hurt our producers Trade ministers of 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership … Continue reading

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