Free Trade Agreement

UK-India FTA: Building bridges beyond Brexit

UK-India FTA: Building bridges beyond Brexit

February 7, 2022

Five years ago, on June 23, 2016, the British people stunned the world by voting yes in the referendum on Brexit. Although the countdown to leave the European Union began in the British summer, Britain had already been working towards establishing direct trade and economic relati...

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New pathways needed to conclude EU-India FTA negotiations

New pathways needed to conclude EU-India FTA negotiations

November 12, 2021

It was way back in 2007 that the European Union and India opened negotiations for a free trade agreement between the two regions as part of the Strategic Partnership between the two sides signed in 2004. Now, over 14 years later, the agreement is still nowhere in sight, even thou...

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Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

September 15, 2020

Last week the UK and Japan announced that they had reached a bilateral free trade agreement that would govern their trade ties from the year 2020 when the UK completed its exit from the European Union and hence also exited the ambit of the EU-Japan trade pact. Both the countries ...

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Why India should not rush into a trade deal with the EU

Why India should not rush into a trade deal with the EU

April 10, 2018

While the EU wants India to lower dramatically its import duties on a variety of products like automobiles, agricultural products, luxury items as well as alcohol, India has been asking the EU to open its own markets for greater Indian exports.

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Indo-EU FTA: Renewed Hope on the Cards

Indo-EU FTA: Renewed Hope on the Cards

March 27, 2018

Caught in a limbo for the last five years, there is a renewed hope for India–EU trade talks. India has invited negotiators from the European Union to resume talks on Indo-EU Free Trade Agreement. Equally, India is also busy exploring opportunities with other trade blocs.

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India-Indonesia talks emphasise on fight against terror

India-Indonesia talks emphasise on fight against terror

December 13, 2016

The meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo gave importance to defence and security ties among other aspects in a bid to fight terrorism.

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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw’s first State visit to India

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw’s first State visit to India

August 30, 2016

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw’s four-day visit to India can propel the bilateral strategic, political, economic and cultural ties to a new high, coming as it does, at the start of a crucial transition of Myanmar towards democracy after decades of military rule. Leaders of both t...

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India-EU FTA: Moving or Standing still?

India-EU FTA: Moving or Standing still?

May 31, 2016

It seems both the sides have started talking to each other and communicating to each other on the process. Indications are coming that India is ready to work with the European Union (EU) to sort out “issues of concern’’ related to the proposed bilateral free trade agreement...

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