India to form group of ministers to resolve issues regarding proposed RCEP agreement among ASEAN countries, FTA partners
The government will set up a group of ministers (GoM) to look into issues related to the proposed mega free trade agreement RCEP, official sources said.
Singapore's prime minister on Thursday said he hoped to complete by the end of the year a massive China-backed regional trade pact that has taken centre stage as Washington embarks on a unilateral, protectionist agenda.
RCEP meet: Suresh Prabhu calls India one of 'most open' economies, calls for dynamic global trading system
India is a "very open economy" and wants to have trade relations and pacts with all countries, Union minister Suresh Prabhu told the business community in Singapore, ahead of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) meeting
Narendra Modi concludes Manila visit: PM reiterates Act East policy at ASEAN, makes fresh anti-terror pitch
Reasserting India's Act East policy at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an unprecedented move invited all the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to be the chief guests at its 2018 Republic Day celebrations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for intensifying regional cooperation to effectively deal with terrorism and pitched for a rules-based security architecture for the resource-rich region, seen as a veiled reference to China's expansionist posturing in the India-Pacific.
On the invitation of Rodrigo Duterte, Modi will represent India at the 15th India-ASEAN Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit on Tuesday in Manila
Narendra Modi says Philippines visit shows India's commitment to deepen ties with ASEAN, Indo-Pacific region
Narendra Modi said that his visit to the Philippines to attend the India-ASEAN Summit symbolises the country's commitment to deepening ties with the ASEAN member states and the Indo-Pacific region as part of the 'Act East policy'
India has said that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a proposed mega FTA involving 16 countries including the Asean, can offer a forward looking alternative in the face of growing protectionism in the world
The India-China border standoff should not be allowed to threaten a mega RCEP meeting
Trade ministers of 16 countries, including India and China, will meet on 21 and 22 May to discuss progress on the negotiations of the proposed RCEP trade deal
The strategic institute said India was reluctant to promote the RCEP because it was worried over cheap Chinese goods affecting its manufacturing industry.
In a dramatic move which would have multiple ramifications on global trade, the United States under President Donald Trump withdrew from the multi-lateral member Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal on Monday.
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Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher said besides manufacturing, the agreement must focus on services sector to improve composite competitiveness of the nations in the region.<br />