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India To Evaluate RCEP

India has not closed the door on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar said recently, adding that New Delhi’s concerns were clearly expressed and the ball was in the court of the partner countries. According to the minister, there was a substantial gap between India’s position and that of other countries in the RCEP — 10 ...

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Japanese Trade Minister Still Hopeful On India’s Decision On RCEP

Despite India’s decision to exit of the ASEAN-led 15-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Free Trade Agreement last month, officials from India’s Indo-Pacific partners Australia and Japan are still discussing the issue in the hope that the government will rethink the decision. Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama will discuss the terms with Piyush Goyal today under which India can get ...

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Japan Reluctant To Join RCEP

Japan is not considering signing a Chinese-backed regional trade pact without India, the top Japanese negotiator revealed ahead of a series of diplomatic exchanges in the coming weeks that include a visit to Delhi by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. India announced earlier that it was withdrawing from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, citing the deal’s potential impact on the livelihoods ...

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Former Australian Prime Minister Roots For Bilateral FTA With India

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for India and Australia to restart talks for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Abbott, who oversaw the signing of Australia’s free trade pacts with China, Japan and South Korea had done his best as Prime Minister to promote free trade but was keener on bilateral deals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...

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