Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicRCEP

Topic: RCEP

India-US bilateral trade disputes at multilateral IPEF? USTR’s meeting triggers alarm in Delhi

An 11 June meeting called by USTR Katherine Tai discussed 'launching negotiations under trade pillar', sparking fears among Indian officials that IPEF could end up as a trade agreement.

‘Wish India joined RCEP, would like to see it back’, says South Korea trade minister Yeo Han-koo

Yeo was speaking at an ORF webinar, a day after discussing upgrade of India and South Korea’s CEPA with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

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.

India’s last-minute RCEP exit smart & shrewd move, former Australia PM Tony Abbott says

New Delhi and Canberra can clinch a ‘bigger rather than smaller’ early harvest trade deal by end of 2021 or early 2022, which will be followed by a larger FTA, says Tony Abbott.

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.

If we raise duties to make Indian industry competitive, we’ll end up close to 1991: Montek

In an interview to ThePrint, the ex-deputy chairperson of the erstwhile planning commission speaks on a range of issues concerning the economy — reforms, protectionism, trade, growth.

India, Japan cooperating in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to strengthen Quad — envoy Suzuki

Ambassador Suzuki says trilateral cooperation between Japan, India & Sri Lanka in case of Colombo Port ECT has ‘significant value’.

World is warming up to China for trade. But India is left with just a handful of minilaterals

It seems China is able to impose itself as a critical business partner even at a time when countries have been grouping up against its increasing belligerence under Xi Jinping.

India’s fast economic recovery will surprise everyone in 2021-22: NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar says Modi govt’s labour reforms and PLI scheme will boost industry and exports, and not joining RCEP won’t freeze India out of global markets.

Australia, India joint defence activities increased four-fold in 6 years, says envoy O’Farrell

Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell says countries looking to create new & resilient supply chains, CECA trade pact will move forward.

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Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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