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View: India's focus should shift to negotiating a better deal to gain entry into RCEP
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RCEP Agreement explained: Why India chose to walk away
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Secretary (East), MEA, Vijay Thakur Singh said: “In the given circumstances, we believe not joining the agreement is the right decision. This reflects both our assessment of current global situation and of the fairness and balance of the agreement.”
RCEP could be on agenda of Modi-Xi meet in Brasilia
China is keen to include India in RCEP for its huge market opportunities and since India decided against joining at Bangkok, has been pushing for favourable climate for Delhi to join block. The issue could be on the agenda when the two leaders meet in Brasilia days after the RCEP summit in Bangkok.
RCEP against India's interest, national priorities: Piyush Goyal
"Congratulate PM @narendramodi for his bold and courageous decision to not join RCEP, since it was against our economic interests and national priorities. Modi hai to mumkin hai!," Piyush Goyal said in a series of tweets. He further added that the prime minister has shown his concern for farmers, dairy sector, MSMEs and domestic manufacturing.
RCEP likely on Narendra Modi’s agenda at BRICS meet
China is keen to include India in RCEP for its huge market opportunities, and since India decided against joining at Bangkok, it has been pushing for favourable climate for New Delhi to join the block. The issue could be on the agenda when the two leaders meet in Brasilia days after the RCEP summit in Bangkok.
15 RCEP countries to go ahead with pact, India's final decision to depend on 'satisfactory resolution' of issues
“India has significant outstanding issues, which remain unresolved. All RCEP Participating Countries will work together to resolve these outstanding issues in a mutually satisfactory way. India’s final decision will depend on satisfactory resolution of these issues,” the grouping said.
India decides not to join RCEP trade deal
India has decided not to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership due to differences over tariffs, its trade deficit with other ...
Door will remain 'wide open' for India to join RCEP, says Australian PM
Morrison and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham are in Bangkok to discuss the RCEP during the ASEAN summit.
China urges RCEP members to include India in trade bloc
A Chinese state-run English daily said, “the countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership shouldn’t lose the chance to include India."
Leaders may show way ahead for RCEP
PM Narendra Modi, who is visiting Thailand from November 2-4, will participate in various ASEAN related Summits including the ASEAN-India Summit, East Asia Summit and a meeting on RCEP negotiations. A joint statement is expected to be released after the leaders’ scheduled summit on Monday. India has said it wants a “win-win outcome” from the pact.
India wants win-win outcome in RCEP: PM Narendra Modi
In an interview to Bangkok Post newspaper, PM said that addressing India’s concerns over “unsustainable trade deficits” was important and that opening the vast Indian market must be matched by openings in some areas where Indian businesses can also benefit. The prime minister will also attend the 16th ASEAN-India Summit and the 14th East Asia Summit.
View: Opting out from RCEP hurts India's interests
India’s experience of negotiating for removing barriers to trade in services in Indo-Asean trade following the FTA in merchandise products is instructive. The sluggish pace of those negotiations has forced India to seek access for services to key Asean markets through bilateral agreements.
View: Modi govt should use the RCEP pause to take tough decisions
Rather than play the RCEP decision as a bold move and an act of great leadership — ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ (Modi makes it possible), said commerce and industries minister Piyush Goyal — it would be wiser to use it as an opportunity to hold a mirror to the nation and unveil a bold strategy of economic reconstruction.
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