Having started making public the names of Indians and other foreigners with bank accounts that are under scanner, Switzerland will now publish in December a list of accounts that have remained unclaimed for 60 years.
There are three important multilateral free trade agreements on the anvil and it's important for India to become part of RCEP with a view to stepping up its share of global trade and investment, a top government official said.
A delegation of Indian lawmakers led by Minister of State for Skill Development Rajeev Pratap Rudy is on a 10-day visit to Australia and New Zealand where various bilateral issues including business and security would be discussed.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her EU counterpart Cecila Malmstrom next week to take stock of the proposed FTA at political level, European Union envoy Joao Cravinho has said while identifying cars and services among others as issues that need attention.
The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets its products under the Amul brand, has requested the government not to allow other countries to dump their dairy products in India under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Besides demanding significant duty cuts for exporting automobiles to India, EU wants tax reduction in wines/spirits and dairy products as well as a strong intellectual property regime (IPR) in the country.
Keen to expand economic ties with India, the European Union has sought a 'political push' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restart the stalled talks for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expressed readiness to adopt flexibility to iron out differences on crucial issues.
Pointing out that Australia has inked FTAs with china, Japan and Korea, the country's Minister for trade and investment Andrew Robb said: "Our highest FTA priority is now the conclusion of a bilateral trade deal with India.
India's business with ASEAN countries is only 30 percent of total ASEAN trade even as the thrust is on increasing business through infrastructural development connecting important trade points, Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa said on Tuesday.