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  • Without RCEP, India’s Indo-Pacific and North-East vision unattainable Jul 06, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Without RCEP, India’s Indo-Pacific and North-East vision unattainable

    India’s opting out of the RCEP despite two QUAD members pushing for it goes against New Delhi’s Indo-Pacific and North East Region development goals 

  • How India can increase its exports to RCEP countries Jan 25, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    How India can increase its exports to RCEP countries

    It’s not the trade barriers which are holding up our exports, but our poor understanding of dynamic global trends and little investment in market research and product development

  • Interview | Exports may drop almost 12% this year: FIEO President Sharad Saraf Dec 08, 2020 01:23 PM IST

    Interview | Exports may drop almost 12% this year: FIEO President Sharad Saraf

    India-US trade would certainly improve because President Trump was more protectionist while Biden is not. So it will definitely come to our advantage. Our trade will improve clearly under the Biden dispensation, FIEO President Sharad Saraf said.

  • FTAs with US, EU to be more beneficial to India than RCEP Nov 19, 2020 06:21 PM IST

    FTAs with US, EU to be more beneficial to India than RCEP

    China and 14 other Asia-Pacific nations signed the RCEP on November 15. Stating that China-backed trade agreement failed to address India's concerns, the latter opted out of it in November last year. India had mentioned that RCEP trade agreements were a threat to the circumvention of rules of origin due to tariff differentials.

  • 3-Point Analysis | India not part of the RCEP trade agreement, what happens next? Nov 17, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | India not part of the RCEP trade agreement, what happens next?

    Asia Pacific nations including China, Japan and South Korea have signed the world’s largest regional free-trade agreement sans India. What does it mean for India? Let’s find out in this edition of 3-Point Analysis.

  • No Chinese leadership please, we are Indians Nov 17, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    No Chinese leadership please, we are Indians

    It is understandable that India at the current juncture will not want to be part of a trade grouping whose natural leader is China. But in order to partake of the gains from trade, it can nter into bilateral trade pacts

  • 15 Asian nations sign China-backed RCEP; here's why India withdrew from the world's biggest trade pact Nov 15, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    15 Asian nations sign China-backed RCEP; here's why India withdrew from the world's biggest trade pact

    Stating that China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, failed to address India's concerns, it had opted out of it last year. India had mentioned that RCEP trade agreements were a threat to the circumvention of rules of origin due to tariff differentials

  • ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact RCEP Nov 15, 2020 05:57 PM IST

    ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact RCEP

    India pulled out the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, last year over concerns about cheap Chinese goods entering the country

  • Why India should have Hong Kong's back Jun 05, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    Why India should have Hong Kong's back

    Standing up for Hong Kong is in India's interest — both economically and diplomatically

  • Budget 2020 | Can business and consumer confidence be restored? Feb 04, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Budget 2020 | Can business and consumer confidence be restored?

    A budget alone cannot restore growth or consumer confidence. The gaps have to be identified, budget announcements have to be implemented and supported by right polices, funds, schemes and programmes.

  • Trade | How real is the truce in the US-China trade war? Jan 20, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Trade | How real is the truce in the US-China trade war?

    The US-China deal would, at least temporarily, arrest further decline of the global trade scenario and may even stop multiplication of negativity in a recessionary setting.

  • RCEP offers $125-bn market for domestic companies Jan 16, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    RCEP offers $125-bn market for domestic companies

    The 15 RCEP countries together accounted for 57 per cent or $105 billion of India's overall trade deficit in FY19, with China itself contributing to $54 billion of this.

  • 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".

  • India's stand at RCEP to help vulnerable sectors: Commerce Ministry Dec 16, 2019 08:43 PM IST

    India's stand at RCEP to help vulnerable sectors: Commerce Ministry

    'This decision will help vulnerable sectors including farmers and the dairy sector as well as small manufacturers, who would have been threatened by RCEP rules,' the ministry said in a statement highlighting its initiatives and achievements of the 2019 year.

  • Trade | How the deadlock in the WTO appellate body affects India Dec 16, 2019 12:12 PM IST

    Trade | How the deadlock in the WTO appellate body affects India

    In a growing era where countries are inclined to flout the WTO rules and their own commitments, the uncertainty is a case for concern for developing countries like India.

  • India joining RCEP will send signal its commitment to multilateral trading systems: Indonesia Dec 14, 2019 08:40 AM IST

    India joining RCEP will send signal its commitment to multilateral trading systems: Indonesia

    ASEAN and India economies should continue to uphold an open and inclusive strategic outlook, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said

  • 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.

  • Japan indicates efforts on to address India's concerns over RCEP Dec 01, 2019 04:41 PM IST

    Japan indicates efforts on to address India's concerns over RCEP

    After years of negotiations, India last month pulled out of the proposed RCEP over unresolved "core concerns" at a summit meeting of the participating countries, saying the proposed pact in its current form would have adverse impact on lives and livelihoods of all Indians.

  • 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.

  • Rebalancing India's trade and market access after RCEP move Nov 26, 2019 06:06 PM IST

    Rebalancing India's trade and market access after RCEP move

    India needs to proactively look at completing bilateral trade agreements it has initiated with many countries.

  • PM Modi's successful visits abroad, decision to keep out of RCEP highlighted at BJP meeting Nov 19, 2019 12:20 PM IST

    PM Modi's successful visits abroad, decision to keep out of RCEP highlighted at BJP meeting

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal briefed BJP MPs on the issues in the parliamentary party's first meeting in the Winter session.

  • 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.

  • Overcome outstanding issues to get India into RCEP, says Singapore minister Nov 16, 2019 03:30 PM IST

    Overcome outstanding issues to get India into RCEP, says Singapore minister

    During the recent ASEAN meeting in Bangkok, India did not reach an agreement on negotiations to sign the multi-lateral free trade agreement RCEP, while 15 countries China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and ASEAN members agreed to ink the pact.

  • PM Modi stayed out of RCEP keeping in mind northeast's economic interests: Rajnath Singh Nov 15, 2019 04:05 PM IST

    PM Modi stayed out of RCEP keeping in mind northeast's economic interests: Rajnath Singh

    He also said that if India had joined the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), farmers, labourers and industries would have been adversely affected.

  • 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.

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