REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP
View: India needs $1 trillion exports to become a $5 trillion economy
India needs $1 trillion exports for a $5 trillion economy. But the pathway is bumpy and patchy.
Will sign only fair, transparent RCEP, says India
Indian officials have concluded negotiations on most of the 25 chapters, and the rest would...
Panel in favour of India joining RCEP
A high-level advisory group has batted strongly for India joining the proposed RCEP agreement. The grou...
India to join FTAs on own terms, fear psychosis needs to go away: Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal's statement assumes significance in the wake of India negotiating the (RCEP) trade pact, whose talks are expected to conclude next week amid opposition from various industries & ministries, and is also in talks with the US for a trade deal.
Rahul on 'meditational visit' abroad, will return soon, says Congress
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party's 10-day agitation was formalised at a meeting in which Rahul Gandhi participated in, but neither he nor Sonia Gandhi would be participating in the state and district level programmes.
Bicycle industry urges govt to keep sector out of RCEP agreement
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is being negotiated among 16 countries including the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
Congress to try and form government in Haryana
Congress leader Ambika Soni in a meeting of senior party leaders discussed the Congress' stand on several important issues like Citizenship Amendment Act, RCEP and the crucial winter session of Parliament.
Commerce minister Piyush Goyal says ecommerce companies cooperating with the government
In an interview with The Economic Times, the commerce minister talked about the alleged violation of FDI norms by ecommerce companies, the progress on the new trade deal with the United States and India' s stand on the RCEP.
Upasi for keeping plantation commodities under RCEP exclusion list
As per the association’s analysis, the trade deficit for the plantation commodities was Rs 5,716.64 crores with RCEP countries during 2018-19 , while the overall trade surplus stood at Rs 4,368 crore.
Civil society organisations question govt on RCEP’s benefits when India’s economy is slowing
The groups have asked the government as to why it was involved in e-commerce negotiations on the RCEP trade agreement when it is opposed to even engaging on the subject at the World Trade Organization.
PM Modi to take a call on all pending RCEP issues
Intense bilateral parleys are expected in the next 10 days.
Xi held in-depth communication on 'regional situation' with PM Modi: China
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping had in-depth discussion on the regional situation with PM Narendra Modi, and he expected that both India and Pakistan would solve their current issues through dialogue.
Modi-Xi could discuss roadmap to address widening trade deficit
The volume of India’s bilateral trade with China grew by 13.19% to reach $ 95.54 billion.
RCEP talks trigger import surge worry
Govt has sought to assure stakeholders that it will have safeguards to quickly block imports, at best 60-70 products out of over 10,000 may be covered by the mechanism demanded by Goyal at the last meeting.
India's negotiation posing challenge to RCEP: DBS Bank report
According to DBS Bank's report, India's reticence to participate in trade agreements has been on various grounds. For RCEP, it already runs a trade deficit with all the member countries.
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