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India-EU FTA talks likely in September but no resolution yet on linking of investments, GIs
India and the EU are likely to begin negotiations on the revamped proposal for a bilateral FTA in September but there continues to be disagreement on whether to carve out separate agreements on investment protection and geographical indications (GIs).
India and EU set to resume free trade agreement talks after 8 years
The parties have agreed to launch negotiations on key issues such as market access, investment protection and geographical indications.
Ministry ready for more mini-FTAs
Thailand aims to clinch deals to form deeper trade partnerships through "mini-FTAs" with Hainan, China and Telangana, India.
India is now Africa’s third largest trading partner
Indian companies are flourishing well in overseas. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provides a window to the Indian companies to tap a unified African market.
Centre hopeful of beginning FTA talks with EU in coming weeks
The enthusiasm of both sides to negotiate lower import duties, market access and custom rules may get a rude reminder on the issue of investment protection, which remains unsolved.
Britain’s Cairn gets French court order to seize 20 Indian properties in Paris
The centrally located properties mostly comprise flats, valued at more than EUR 20 million, used by the Indian government establishment in France.
India-African continental free trade area launched on the India-Africa trade Council Platform
The AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was launched in New Delhi at the Ghana Embassy with a lot of active commitment from Indian companies to enter Africa and take advantage of the AfCFTA.
India-European Union FTA: Talks to restart soon on realistic note
Experts, too, suggest that both the sides need to work on less controversial issues first; the more difficult ones can be taken up later, as any deal there will take time to materialise.
India and Australia in talks to revive negotiations for a free trade agreement
In a sign of further deepening of the strong bilateral ties, India and Australia could soon resume the parleys regarding a free trade agreement as per the details shared by Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell.
India, Canada resume talks on stalled trade pact
After languishing for nearly four years, India and Canadian negotiators have resumed discussions towards a possible trade pact.
Ahead of mega trade deal, India and Britain may strike interim agreement
India and the UK are closing in on a free trade pact, in preparation for which they might strike an interim deal, according to media reports.
The Cairn $1.4 billion award is patently illegal
The arbitral award has condoned the tax avoidance scheme adopted by Cairn Energy.
Denying India its tax revenue is neo-colonialism. Cairn Energy is the new East India Company!
The perverse interplay of BITs with double taxation avoidance agreements has been bleeding India from the much-needed tax revenues.
UK starts prep for India trade deal in latest Post-Brexit push
The UK began formal preparation for a free-trade agreement with India, a post-Brexit target for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he seeks to prove the benefit of leaving the European Union.
TRIPS Waiver: A BIT of a challenge for India
Potential BIT claims by foreign pharmaceutical companies against India for the revocation, suspension or non-enforcement of IPRs could undermine the benefits of a potential TRIPS waiver.
Joint India-Bangladesh feasibility study on CEPA gains momentum
The first stakeholder consultation meeting of the joint study on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Bangladesh and India was held.
For getting its $1.2-bn arbitration, Cairn sues Air India in US
Cairn filed the lawsuit in the US, seeking to make disinvestment-bound Air India liable for the judgment that was awarded to Cairn.
India, EU set to resume free trade agreement talks soon, says official
"Pre-FTA discussions will start any time now. In the coming weeks, we will set the timeline and we will have discussions," says official.
Talks on possible free trade agreement with India start
Cambodia and India have started talks on the possible establishment of a bilateral free trade agreement as the two countries boost cooperation in all sectors, particularly trade.
EU may gain from negotiating separate trade and investment pacts with India
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.