India’s revamped FTA strategy

Synopsis: Early Harvest Schemes (EHS) as an FTA strategy is misaligned with India’s immediate requirement of an employment-promoting trade policy. Introduction Recent statements from the commerce ministry have indicated that India is going to revamp its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) strategy and that FTA negotiations would be expedited towards early conclusion. The revamped FTA strategy… Continue reading India’s revamped FTA strategy

Govt-industry talks on proposed FTAs with EU-Australia at premature stage

Synopsis: FTAs are important for boosting exports and India should try to take a step in the right direction by signing mini trade deals. Introduction According to sources from Industries, discussions with the government regarding proposed trade deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) have already kicked off. India hopes… Continue reading Govt-industry talks on proposed FTAs with EU-Australia at premature stage

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Challenges & opportunities – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial archives, click HERE → Introduction The government seems to be resetting its position on trade policy. The Union commerce secretary recently said India would fast-track free trade agreements (FTAs) as the country needs to engage with the rest of the world. Since the world is moving towards bilateral and regional trade arrangements, such deals… Continue reading Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Challenges & opportunities – Explained, pointwise

Welcome rethink on FTAs

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Significance of International trade to Indian Economy Synopsis: Increasing exports is important criteria for India’s sustained economic growth in the future. Context The government seems to be resetting its position on trade policy. The Union commerce secretary recently said that India would fast-track free trade agreements (FTAs) as the country needed… Continue reading Welcome rethink on FTAs