Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: FTA

Age no bar? Why Indian liquor body wants India-UK FTA to remove whisky maturation standard

If New Delhi is offering tariff cuts on liquor, London must remove non-tariff barriers on Indian exports, says Vinod Giri of the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies.

Boris Johnson ‘won’t lecture’ Modi on India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine war

Johnson is arriving in Ahmedabad early Thursday, where he is expected to have a day-long programme, and then leave for New Delhi in the evening for his Friday summit with PM Modi.

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.

Alcohol, dairy, Brexit complications — these are challenges an India-UK FTA faces, say experts

India and UK launched negotiations for an FTA last week when Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan came to New Delhi. Target is to finalise it by 2023 and double trade by 2030.

With RCEP now in force, India must strengthen trade & engage with other blocs, say experts

The world’s largest trade agreement, including China and 14 other Asia-Pacific nations, came into effect on 1 January. India had quit it in 2019, fearing a glut of cheap imports.

Trade imbalances, then pandemic — why Modi govt changed strategy on free trade agreements

Disproportionate imports & exports as well as foreign investors’ China Plus One strategy may have pushed the Modi govt to adopt a new strategy towards FTAs, say analysts.

Shringla reviews India-UK Roadmap 2030 with British counterpart during London visit

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla holds meetings with his counterpart Lord Tariq Ahmad and other officials in London, discusses ties in key areas of trade, defence, climate change, among others.

Next gen FTAs are all about labour, environment protection. Only way India can edge China out

Adopting Trade and Sustainable Development committments as part of India-EU FTA could help Indian exporters differentiate from competition such as China.

India, EU put focus back on FTA, vow closer security ties under Indo-Pacific

During the virtual India-EU annual summit, Brussels and New Delhi also launch agreements on human rights and connectivity.

EU set to push for ‘resumption’ of FTA talks with India from where they were left off in 2013

The Modi government wants to begin talks with a clean slate, but Brussels is opposed to a ‘new set of talks’ for concluding the trade pact.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.