Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicTrade deal

Topic: Trade deal

India, Australia interim trade deal not in sight even after PM Modi’s summit with Morrison

During his second bilateral summit meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison, PM Modi said CECA is crucial for the ‘economic security’ of both countries.

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.

Why Indian textile, leather exporters want restoration of preferential trade terms with US

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal has called for restoration of benefits under the US’ Generalized System of Preferences. The Trump administration removed India from GSP list in June 2019.

‘Mini-deal’ not on cards, but India, US will revive Trade Policy Forum after 4 years

New Delhi is keen on restarting the talks for a smaller trade deal with the US. But the Biden administration wants to address the ‘irritants’ first.

India’s action against Mastercard shows why the world urgently needs a digital trade deal

Globally, e-commerce & payment firms are in the crosshairs of regulatory action. As governments insist on local storage, burden of compliance falls disproportionately on international firms.

UK begins work on free-trade deal with India, aims to double $33bn trade

Britain will do a 14-week consultation on the potential deal with India, hoping to remove high tariffs on whisky, cars and making it easier for its services companies to operate there.

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.

What’s at stake if Brexit talks fail

If no agreement is reached, it would be a hammer blow for both sides as decades of free movement of goods, services and capital would come to an abrupt end.

On Camera

YourTurn

CDS Gen Anil Chauhan has a lot to do. But first, fast track what Gen Bipin Rawat started

The fact that the Narendra Modi government waited nine months to appoint Gen Anil Chauhan as the second CDS shows that it has complete faith and trust in him.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
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.
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