Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicFree Trade Agreement

Topic: Free Trade Agreement

‘Slash alcohol tariffs from 150% to 75% under India-UK FTA,’ demands international liquor body

I.P. Suresh Menon of International Spirits & Wines Association of India said it's seeking an immediate reduction in duty on alcohol, which could make Scotch whisky in India cheaper.

More than just whisky: Trade body explains why India-UK FTA should address trade barriers

FTA will seek to address bilateral issues to create a robust system of trade, Richard Heald, executive chair of the UK-India Business Council, tells ThePrint in an interview.

How tension with Russia & China is pushing Europe to do more business with India

India and the European Union need to enhance trade and investment partnership, says French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain who also suggests New Delhi to look beyond the UK

Defence tech transfer, fighter jet collaboration — UK PM’s India visit packed with deliverables

PM Modi & British PM Boris Johnson set Diwali deadline to conclude talks for Free Trade Agreement & affirmed zero tolerance for extremism, particularly Khalistani groups in UK.

Message in a milk bottle: Why UK PM Boris Johnson is in Gujarat before meeting Modi in Delhi

On two-day visit to India, Boris Johnson will first meet dairy industry representatives in Gujarat, before holding bilateral summit with PM Modi in New Delhi.

India-UK partnership is like the Modi-Johnson relationship. Underrated in geopolitics

The relationship between Modi and Johnson matters. As do government visions and objectives. In the case of the UK and India, both are well-aligned.

‘There’s a panda in the room’: Why Australia signed historic free trade pact with India

After 11 yrs of on & off talks, India &Australia finally signed phase 1 of ECTA to allow greater flow of goods & services, reducing Canberra’s dependence on Chinese goods.

Omicron a challenge to economic recovery, but India learnt from 2nd wave: MoS Anupriya Patel

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, Patel talked about agri & merchandise exports, and hoped for an imminent India-UAE free trade deal.

Top-notch infra, access to West Asia & Africa — why Indian exporters want ‘India Mart’ in Dubai

The idea was pitched by Piyush Goyal last week. It will help Indian goods penetrate African markets and compete with Chinese goods, says FIEO CEO Ajay Sahai.

India-UAE talks for FTA at advanced stage, working towards ‘India Mart’ in Dubai: Piyush Goyal

At FICCI AGM, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said India is making headway with other free trade agreements in the making, with Australia, UK, Canada, Israel and EU.

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Girls at the Mustiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2006 | Wikimedia Commons

Islam Nusantara saved Indonesia’s Muslims from ISIS. It can help India too

Religious leaders will assemble for the first 'R-20' at the G20 summit in Bali later this year and work to form a guideline to tackle extremism.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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