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FTA-fetishism to hurt Indian industry in the long run
Nov 16, 2015

FTA-fetishism to hurt Indian industry in the long run

FTAs have helped consumer well-being by increasing consumer choices at affordable prices. However, the problem is that for any government to sign an agreement of this character would necessitate a better feasibility study report that is more holistic in nature.

AfCFTA: Need for integrating the African Continental Infrastructure Framework
Jun 06, 2019

AfCFTA: Need for integrating the African Continental Infrastructure Framework

An efficient and low-cost transport system is a prerequisite for African countries to become competitive in the global market.

Analysing the progress of the Africa Continental FTA
Jan 12, 2023

Analysing the progress of the Africa Continental FTA

The AfCFTA seems to be on the right track as it pushes for a more integrated Africa

BIMSTEC-FTA: A new hope for enhanced regional trade
Sep 19, 2017

BIMSTEC-FTA: A new hope for enhanced regional trade

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has gained more importance recently because of the many hurdles that have come in the way of the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) since 2016, mainly due to issues between India and Pakistan. This brief explores the possibilities of stronger trade and investment ties between the BIMSTEC nations by expediting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (F

Can India consider an FTA with Australia in critical minerals?
Aug 26, 2020

Can India consider an FTA with Australia in critical minerals?

Economic growth in current times will ask for identifying new, efficient ways of increased productivity, ways to integrate policy priorities across di

Challenges ahead for the India-EU FTA
Feb 28, 2012

Challenges ahead for the India-EU FTA

There is need for greater transparency in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations. There could be more information sharing with civil society groups and the general public so that the content of the negotiations would get public approval faster, making it easier to conclude the FTA.

EU-India FTA: Can it be revived?
Apr 29, 2014

EU-India FTA: Can it be revived?

It is quite likely that whoever ascends to power in New Delhi will primarily be focused on domestic politics, and the question of an FTA with Europe will receive less attention than in the past. Additionally, unless the remaining key issues are resolved through some give and take by both sides, the BTIA negotiations may remain stalled in the foreseeable future.

EU-India FTA: GDPR’s trade barrier needs to be dealt with
Mar 12, 2024

EU-India FTA: GDPR’s trade barrier needs to be dealt with

Official effort must be made to make Indian firms aware and capable of dealing with GDPR compliance

EU-India FTA: Is India undermining its position as a defender of the developing world?
Aug 23, 2013

EU-India FTA: Is India undermining its position as a defender of the developing world?

With one seventh of the world's population and one of the fastest growing economies India has the potential to be a major player in global trade negotiations. It should bear this position in mind while moving ahead with the EU-India FTA.

EU-भारत FTA के बीच जियोग्राफ़िकल इंडिकेशन्स: अधूरा भुनाया अवसर
Apr 25, 2024

EU-भारत FTA के बीच जियोग्राफ़िकल इंडिकेशन्स: अधूरा भुनाया अवसर

EU-भारत FTA की वज़ह से भारत के लिए यूरोपियन बाज़ार खुल सकते हैं �

EU-भारत FTA दरम्यान जियोग्राफ़िकल इंडिकेशन्सचे महत्व आणि संधी
May 03, 2024

EU-भारत FTA दरम्यान जियोग्राफ़िकल इंडिकेशन्सचे महत्व आणि संधी

EU-भारत FTA भारतासाठी युरोपीय बाजारपेठा उघडू शकते,परंतु GI चा

Geographical Indications amidst the EU–India FTA: An underexploited opportunity
Apr 19, 2024

Geographical Indications amidst the EU–India FTA: An underexploited opportunity

The EU-India FTA can open up the European market for India, but to use GIs effectively, much work needs to happen domestically

India-ASEAN FTA in services: Beneficial for both
Jul 16, 2013

India-ASEAN FTA in services: Beneficial for both

With both the goods FTA and services FTA in place, India is well set on the path of a comprehensive economic partnership with ASEAN. India, whose services sector contributes about 55% to the country's GDP, has been keen to sign the services FTA with ASEAN as it will help the Indian companies tap the ASEAN markets easily.

India-ASEAN FTA in services: Good for the region, very good for India
Jul 31, 2013

India-ASEAN FTA in services: Good for the region, very good for India

The potential welfare gains arising from the services agreement appear to be in India's favour as well as for member economies of ASEAN. The policy focus of both ASEAN and the individual member nations has been on merchandise trade liberalisation, and on inducing foreign investment-led transfer of technology, which has so far resulted in low regional integration in services.

India-ASEAN FTA in Services: Leading to enhanced trade prospects
Oct 14, 2014

India-ASEAN FTA in Services: Leading to enhanced trade prospects

Amidst the challenges like less liberalised service sector of certain ASEAN members, there exists an opportunity for India to harness the gains from trade in services in the wake of the comparative advantage that it enjoys in certain services.

India-ASEAN FTA Rules of Origin reforms: Abating outside influx and consolidating supply chains
Feb 29, 2024

India-ASEAN FTA Rules of Origin reforms: Abating outside influx and consolidating supply chains

As India’s competitive efforts to augment itself as a global manufacturing hub expand, AITGA’s future success is critical to addressing its unfavo

India-EU Trade Talks: Need a full FTA, not 'early harvest'
Jul 14, 2022

India-EU Trade Talks: Need a full FTA, not 'early harvest'

Political interest in the deal is high, but bureaucratic hurdles won’t be easy to jump over

India–Taiwan FTA in the making
May 30, 2022

India–Taiwan FTA in the making

Taiwan and India look to bolster their economic & trade bilateral engagement as both the countries commenced negotiations on the India–Taiwan FTA.

Libya in Turmoil: Khalifa Haftar and foreign powers
Jul 09, 2019

Libya in Turmoil: Khalifa Haftar and foreign powers

The threat of Islamist groups has apparently bolstered Haftar’s push against the UN recognised Government of National Accord.

Need for public debate on the EU-India FTA
Nov 19, 2011

Need for public debate on the EU-India FTA

With the good news from the 17th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) meeting in the Maldives about the future effective implementation of the South Asian Free Trade Area agreement, trade relations among member-countries will get a big boost.

Post-China FTA, Maldives, India recalibrating ties
Jan 29, 2018

Post-China FTA, Maldives, India recalibrating ties

India’s concerns on Maldivian democracy and on the China front would remain, as standalone issues.

South Korea on a FTA spree
Aug 01, 2011

South Korea on a FTA spree

The recent South Korea-EU FTA (or the KOREU FTA) is more of a steal for the Koreans than the Europeans. While it will have a 0.08 per cent impact on the European economy, it will have a 0.84 per cent impact on the Korean economy.

Sweden’s Council Presidency: The driving force behind the India-EU FTA
Dec 30, 2022

Sweden’s Council Presidency: The driving force behind the India-EU FTA

The Swedish presidency could prove to be favourable for India as it could provide fresh impetus to the India-EU FTA

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability
Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability

This study discusses three major mega free trade agreements (the TPP, TTIP and the RCEP) and attempts to develop a strategy for India to navigate the repercussions engendered by these groupings and thereby safeguard India?s trade and sustain its economic growth.

The EU-India FTA Negotiations: Leading to an Agreement or Disagreement?
Feb 25, 2012

The EU-India FTA Negotiations: Leading to an Agreement or Disagreement?

After a brief discussion on the uneasy relationship between Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO, the implications of the “deep” integration that the EU is seeking with India are discussed, and the respective positions, interests and concerns of the partners in the long drawn out negotiations are examined. The challenges for India in plunging into such “deep” territory, unprecedented in its history of bilateral or multilateral negotiatio

The India-EFTA Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement: A timely template
Apr 26, 2024

The India-EFTA Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement: A timely template

India and EFTA have ratified a Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement, pledging to boost trade and investment while upholding IPR and sustainable de

The India-UAE CEPA: India’s renewed love for FTAs
Mar 14, 2022

The India-UAE CEPA: India’s renewed love for FTAs

There is a growing need to analyse the Free Trade Agreements to understand their impact on the economy and the geopolitical repercussions that follow.

What does the FTA with EEU has in store for India?
Jun 26, 2015

What does the FTA with EEU has in store for India?

Although India has confirmed it will sign the FTA with EEU, it now needs to take forward the negotiations quickly. The FTA is not just significant from the economic viewpoint but also to counter the growing influence of China in the central Asian region.

Will the India-EFTA trade deal bring substantial benefits to India?
Apr 08, 2024

Will the India-EFTA trade deal bring substantial benefits to India?

Whether the new India-EFTA trade deal that has been touted as “modern, fair, and equitable” would be able to correct the prevalent trade imbalance

क्या भारत-EFTA व्यापार समझौता भारत के लिए अहम फायदे लेकर आएगा?
Apr 12, 2024

क्या भारत-EFTA व्यापार समझौता भारत के लिए अहम फायदे लेकर आएगा?

ये देखा जाना बाकी है कि भारत-EFTA के बीच नया व्यापार समझौता, ज

भारत-EFTA व्यापार करारामुळे भारताला महत्त्वपूर्ण फायदा होईल का?
May 02, 2024

भारत-EFTA व्यापार करारामुळे भारताला महत्त्वपूर्ण फायदा होईल का?

"आधुनिक आणि न्याय्य" म्हणून वर्णन केलेला नवीन भारत-ईएफटी�

A digital direction for BIMSTEC
Oct 05, 2017

A digital direction for BIMSTEC

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was formed to foster socio-economic cooperation between its seven member nations – India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The group signed a free trade agreement (FTA) in 2004, but the pact is still not operational due to the lack of consensus on certain key issues. Some members like India are keen to finalise the terms of t

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?
Nov 26, 2021

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?

In an attempt to move beyond great power competition for influence in Africa, the United States is revamping its policy by ensuring a mutually benefic

A year of Ukraine Crisis: Where do EU-India relations stand?
Mar 14, 2023

A year of Ukraine Crisis: Where do EU-India relations stand?

As the ties between India and the EU continue to flourish, it is clear that the mutual need for greater security and economic cooperation may continue

Africa’s ascent on the global stage — Can the continent become a cohesive foreign policy actor?
Dec 28, 2020

Africa’s ascent on the global stage — Can the continent become a cohesive foreign policy actor?

African leaders are no longer mincing their words. They are bluntly articulating and asserting their demands from bilateral partners and multilateral

Assessing Maldives' shifting trade dynamics
Nov 22, 2023

Assessing Maldives' shifting trade dynamics

Although the FTA fosters further economic collaboration between Maldives and China, it can lead to unmanageable debt levels for the former

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective
Oct 04, 2021

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective

France’s vision for the Indo-Pacific is distinctly not pivoted towards being part of the US-China rivalry that is brewing in the region

AUKUS: An Asian and European perspective
Sep 30, 2021

AUKUS: An Asian and European perspective

Australia will need to bridge the trust deficit that joining the AUKUS has created with its European allies