Indian MPs to discuss FTA, security in Australia, New Zealand

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.

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FTA with EU on PM`s agenda, insurance cap a sticke

Increasing the insurance cap by India is virtually a "must" for inking of the long-pending India-European Union FTA, which has seen 15 rounds of negotiations since its launch in 2007.

US trade deal rally turns violent: S Korean police

Hundreds of protesters have been staging near-daily demonstrations since the ruling party railroaded the US trade deal last week.

Govt has no mandate to negotiate Indo-EU FTA: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Saturday said the government has "no mandate" to negotiate the Indo-European Union FTA without consulting Parliament and political parties as it would adversely affect the economy and large sections of the people.

FTA between EU and India might take place in a year: EU

Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
between European Union and India may become a reality by the
end of this year, a top member of the EU parliamentary
delegation, which is on a 6-day visit to India, said here
on Wednesday.

FTA with ASEAN may hit FDI inflows: Assocham

Foreign direct investment may be
hit, with India giving more market access to the south east Asian nations than it got in return from its free trade pact
with the ASEAN bloc, a study has said.

Only half Asean members to ratify FTA with India from Jan

India`s trade with South East Asia
will be liberalised only partially from January 2010, as half
of the 10-nation bloc has not received parliamentary approval
for the Free Trade Agreement signed in August.

India, EU leaders hope for FTA in a year amidst differences

India and the European Union on Friday
hoped of clinching a free trade agreement in a year, but
non-trade issues like labour standards and environment remain
as sticky negotiating points.

South Korea okays India free trade agreement

South Korea on Friday ratified a free trade deal with India that promises to slash tariffs on goods and services between two of Asia`s biggest economies.

India-EU differences widen on FTA

Differences over "extraneous
issues" of child labour and environment seem to have widened
between India and the European Union, a development that may
further delay reaching a trade opening pact between them.

EU`s trade ties with India, ASEAN worries Dhaka

The European Union`s bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with India, Southeast Asian nations and South Korea may pose a potential threat to Bangladesh, a report quoting officials of the European Commission has said.

ASEAN to study free trade pact: Officials

East Asian nations are to carry out a feasibility study for a huge free trade zone, officials said at a summit Saturday, as the region tries to sustain its rebound from the global crunch.

Developing nations should be careful with signing FTA: Mahatir

Developing nations should sign
the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) only after properly studying
its impact on the economy to avoid losing out, veteran
Malaysian leader and former premier Mahathir Mohammad said.

US eyes free trade pact with ASEAN

The United States is beginning to lay the initial groundwork for talks to forge a free trade agreement with Southeast Asia, ahead of President Barack Obama`s maiden trip to the region.

FTA with EU to open new avenues for Indian textile industry

The proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) likely to come up with the European Union, shall open new trade avenues for the estimated 49 billion USD Indian Apparel and Textile Industry in years to come, an industry expert said.

Govt unveils new Trade Policy, doles out sops

Govt today unveiled the new Foreign Trade Policy with a mix of fiscal sops and procedural reforms.

Aus, India close to complete feasibility study on FTA

Taking forward their growing
economic ties, Australia and India are close to complete a
feasibility study to establish a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in
a wide range of areas, an Australian official said on Monday.

ASEAN pact will not jeopardise domestic products: FM

Asserting that India`s FTA with ASEAN would not jeopardise the country`s domestic products, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the agreement was entered into to have the advantage to grow and not to destroy our economy.

FTA with ASEAN should be mutually beneficial: Rahul Bajaj

The Free Trade Agreement signed by India with the 10-member bloc of ASEAN should be mutually beneficial, leading industrialist Rahul Bajaj has said.