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  • Govt looking at import of scotch whisky from UK in larger measure: Piyush Goyal Sep 15, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    Govt looking at import of scotch whisky from UK in larger measure: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal also urged the UK to pick up 40-50 items and look at an early harvest deal with India, which will be WTO compliant.

  • India, ASEAN trade ministers call for starting discussions to determine FTA review scope Aug 31, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    India, ASEAN trade ministers call for starting discussions to determine FTA review scope

    The issue was discussed during the 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations meet held virtually on August 29

  • India-EU Summit | COVID-19 and China likely to dominate talks Jul 13, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    India-EU Summit | COVID-19 and China likely to dominate talks

    The rift with the US, Chinese assertiveness, tensions with Russia and Brexit have pushed the EU to look for reliable partners — India, despite its limitations, can use its geopolitical and economic strengths to further develop ties

  • Trump's India visit: No trade deal but a commitment to FTA likely Feb 23, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Trump's India visit: No trade deal but a commitment to FTA likely

    India and the US could sign a deal worth $2.6 billion for 24 MH60 Rome multi-mission helicopters for the navy

  • India not negotiating comprehensive FTA with US currently: Piyush Goyal Feb 07, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    India not negotiating comprehensive FTA with US currently: Piyush Goyal

    Both the countries are negotiating a trade package kind of a thing with a view to resolve trade irritants and push two-way commerce.

  • CAA Debate | India needs to expand its engagement with European parliament Feb 03, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    CAA Debate | India needs to expand its engagement with European parliament

    The government earlier brought a few selected Right-wing MEPs to Kashmir and tried to project their opinion as the EU position. This could also be one reason why so many political groups in the EU parliament have reacted strongly against the CAA.

  • Trade | Implications of the US-China trade deal on India Jan 22, 2020 09:21 AM IST

    Trade | Implications of the US-China trade deal on India

    The deal is another blow to already weakening multilateral trading system under the WTO. With bilateral quid-pro-quo deals, US President Donald Trump is sinking the WTO dispute settlement mechanism further. These trends should be worrying for New Delhi.

  • RCEP is history but India must still set its export house in order Dec 27, 2019 04:09 PM IST

    RCEP is history but India must still set its export house in order

    In 2020, the government must examine why domestic enterprises are hesitant to stand up to the global high trade

  • India, Australia 'natural partnership' registers steady growth in 2019 Dec 23, 2019 12:40 PM IST

    India, Australia 'natural partnership' registers steady growth in 2019

    The trade relations also grew between the two sides with the two way trade currently standing at over 29 billion Australian dollars even without a free trade agreement (FTA).

  • Govt decides to go slow on FTAs to avoid RCEP-like impasse Dec 17, 2019 02:35 PM IST

    Govt decides to go slow on FTAs to avoid RCEP-like impasse

    On November 4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Bangkok that India will not join RCEP as negotiations failed to address New Delhi's "outstanding issues and concerns".

  • Trade Agreements | How India-Korea CEPA impacted domestic markets Dec 11, 2019 10:45 AM IST

    Trade Agreements | How India-Korea CEPA impacted domestic markets

    Among the FTAs which have affected Indian domestic industry adversely, the India-Korea CEPA, signed in 2009, has been significant. India had a trade deficit with South Korea of around $4.5 billion in 2009, and increased to $11.5 billion in 2018.

  • If India's concerns addressed by RCEP, Govt may take call on what needs to done: Jaishankar Nov 29, 2019 09:22 AM IST

    If India's concerns addressed by RCEP, Govt may take call on what needs to done: Jaishankar

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega free-trade agreement (FTA) which was negotiated by 16 countries, including India and China.

  • India seeks review of FTAs with ASEAN, Japan: Piyush Goyal Nov 27, 2019 03:55 PM IST

    India seeks review of FTAs with ASEAN, Japan: Piyush Goyal

    "India has sought review of its existing trade agreements with both ASEAN and Japan," he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Politics | India, RCEP and the China spectre Nov 18, 2019 11:51 AM IST

    Politics | India, RCEP and the China spectre

    With or without the RCEP, the challenge is for India to develop the capability to prevent the influx of Chinese goods.

  • Insight18 | What is RCEP and why India decided not to join the free-trade agreement Nov 09, 2019 08:54 AM IST

    Insight18 | What is RCEP and why India decided not to join the free-trade agreement

    Watch the video to get a complete understanding of what is RCEP and why India decided not to be part of the free-trade agreement.

  • India first, PM opts out of RCEP Nov 05, 2019 09:19 AM IST

    India first, PM opts out of RCEP

    This is the moment to disclose not just the outstanding issues pending resolution but also our negotiating positions on every one of the twenty RCEP chapters.

  • Merkel Visit: Sustainability and mobility need to be focussed Nov 01, 2019 11:22 AM IST

    Merkel Visit: Sustainability and mobility need to be focussed

    Both India and Germany have been looking for enhanced roles and new responsibilities in an emerging international order. Despite these broader objectives and trade issues, Merkel is likely to focus more on sustainable development, renewable energy, as well as skills and mobility.

  • FTA review: Govt faces a tough choice, what should it do? Oct 25, 2019 03:32 PM IST

    FTA review: Govt faces a tough choice, what should it do?

    Why would anyone want to manufacture in India when the same can be imported for reduced or zero duties?

  • Policy | In the RCEP talks, you win some, you lose some Oct 03, 2019 11:08 AM IST

    Policy | In the RCEP talks, you win some, you lose some

    For India, which has a minuscule share in world trade, initiatives such as the RCEP throw up the opportunity to economically integrate more closely with this dynamic region. We cannot afford to ignore such opportunities as they do not wait indefinitely.

  • RCEP: Can India head off China threat? The devil is in the detail Sep 18, 2019 12:47 PM IST

    RCEP: Can India head off China threat? The devil is in the detail

    Under ‘rules of origin’ clause, ‘region’ will get access to Indian markets regardless of which RCEP country exports to India

  • The big question: Is India really ready for RCEP now? Sep 17, 2019 11:26 AM IST

    The big question: Is India really ready for RCEP now?

    It is uncertain as to how Indian negotiators will draw the line to tackle an inevitable surge in Chinese imports through RCEP countries

  • British PM hopeful Jeremy Hunt reiterates post-Brexit FTA with India Jul 06, 2019 04:52 PM IST

    British PM hopeful Jeremy Hunt reiterates post-Brexit FTA with India

    Following her failure to secure Parliament's backing for a Brexit deal, Theresa May had formally resigned in early June and has been functioning as a caretaker Prime Minister until a new leader is elected.

  • India, Peru to hold next round of FTA negotiations in August Apr 29, 2019 02:05 PM IST

    India, Peru to hold next round of FTA negotiations in August

    "Chief negotiators from both the countries will hold the fifth round of negotiations for the agreement in August," the official said.

  • About 200 US companies seeking to move manufacturing base from China to India: USISPF Apr 27, 2019 11:15 AM IST

    About 200 US companies seeking to move manufacturing base from China to India: USISPF

    The US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum's (USISPF) President Mukesh Aghi said that the companies are talking to them about how to set up an alternative to China by investing in India.

  • India not first tier country for post-Brexit FTA, says UK minister Mar 20, 2019 08:07 AM IST

    India not first tier country for post-Brexit FTA, says UK minister

    In his submission to the ongoing ‘Global Britain and India' inquiry being conducted on post-Brexit India-UK ties by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Field flagged some “high-value” trade disputes involving British companies in India as a warning sign on the road ahead.

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