Recent Trade Agreements Of India

Date Posted: October 3, 2021 by admin


Overall, India`s experience, with the exception of SAFTA, has not been very encouraging in terms of exchanges with its main FTA partners. While India has increased significantly in terms of exports from its free trade agreement with SAFTA countries, CEPA with Korea and THE ECSC with ASEAN have been more beneficial to these economies. However, in the case of CEPA with Japan, bilateral trade declined or stagnated after the first year of implementation, but the trade deficit with that country also increased significantly. In addition to a number of domestic factors that have hampered the competitiveness of Indian exports and prevented India from using preferential market access in these partner countries, a number of issues related to free trade agreements are causing a less favourable development of India`s trade relations with ASEAN, Korea and Japan. These problems include erroneous obligations, stricter rules of origin, a lack of awareness of free trade agreements and high compliance costs. It is therefore important that India does not remain satisfied with the opening of a revision of the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, but also assesses the existing provisions of the CEPs with Korea and Japan to make them more pro-trade and business-friendly. However, it is equally important that India at the same time take all necessary measures to remove the obstacles that impede the overall competitiveness of exports in the country. A compilation of trade agreements that India has already signed or involved in negotiations is listed below – “India cannot afford to have the Bombay Club that existed in the early 1990s, it is necessary to stay connected to other countries, including trade and economic cooperation,” said Sanjaya Baru, Economist and media adviser to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said earlier. The Bombay Club was made up of major Indian industrialists who, in 1993, supported the process of economic liberalization in order to protect and implement measures for a level playing field.

aric.adb.org/fta-country, www.indiantradeportal.in/vs.jsp?lang=1&id=0,1,63,70 that Switzerland (which has a customs union with Liechtenstein, sometimes contained in agreements) has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs:[41] Trade agreements, including those with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), have generally not worked in India`s favour, but the experts felt that New Delhi was not only cooperating with other countries to be heard in trade but also in the international community. Foreign Minister Harsh Shringla`s seven-day trip to Europe a few weeks ago is seen as an important development in this direction. On Thursday, the first India-Luxembourg summit was held by videoconference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart, Xavier Bettel, the former of whom stressed the need to develop trade and economic cooperation between India and the EU. The EU is India`s largest trading partner with 11.1% of total Indian trade, on a par with the US and China (10.7%). We are confident that free trade agreements with the EU and the US will benefit India and talks will resume,” said Gopal Krishna Agarwal, bharatiya Janata Party`s national spokesperson for economic affairs. “India is not opposed to trade agreements with other countries, although this now seems to be the popular idea, after leaving RCEP, we understand the need to remain integrated globally and regionally,” Agarwal added. In addition, New Delhi wanted to accelerate discussions with the members of the European Free Trade Association – Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Leichtenstein – on a separate trade pact, alongside discussions with the EU. It has also tried to revise its existing free trade agreements with ASEAN, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea in order to reduce its trade deficit with these countries.

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