Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Home Minister Amit Shah hails PM Narendra Modi for not signing RCEP trade agreement

PM Narendra Modi, who attended the RCEP summit in Bangkok on Monday, said that India cannot sign the RCEP agreement because new Delhi cannot compromise on core interests of the nation.

Nov 05, 2019, 06:27 AM IST

Reasons behind India's decision to not join RCEP trade agreement: Explainer

Sources said the Prime Minister made it clear that there will be no compromise on the country`s core interests. They said the RCEP agreement does not reflect its original intent and the outcome is not fair or balanced. 

Nov 04, 2019, 23:25 PM IST

India not to join RCEP trade agreement, says 'no compromise on core interests'

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among 10 ASEAN countries--Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam and their six free trade agreement (FTA) partners China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Nov 04, 2019, 18:51 PM IST

China promises action on India's trade deficit, urges RCEP focus

China on Monday promised to address the issue of its massive trade surplus with India and work towards a more balanced trade relationship.

Mar 26, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

India, ASEAN marked by 3 C’s of Culture, Commerce and Connectivity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad highlighted that Indian IT companies did not displace jobs but rather created employment opportunities, infused investments and expanded capacities in markets where they are present.

Jan 23, 2018, 17:29 PM IST

ASEAN summit: PM Modi set to hold series of bilateral talks on Tuesday

As the South China Sea dispute dominated deliberations on the first day of the ASEAN summit, PM Modi on Monday called for maintaining peace in the region.

Nov 14, 2017, 00:54 AM IST

India, China to set up working groups to promote exports

India's trade deficit with China narrowed marginally to USD 51.08 billion in 2016-17 from USD 52.69 billion in 2015- 16.

Sep 09, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Sikkim standoff should not threaten RCEP deal: Chinese Media

The comment was made by The Global Times, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party media group, which generally reflects the views of the ruling party. 

Jul 21, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Asia ministers in push for China-led free trade pact

It notably excludes the United States, which had been leading another regional trade pact -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- until US President Donald Trump abruptly abandoned it in January after calling it a "job killer".

May 22, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

India should join larger regional trade blocks: World Bank

India should join larger trade blocks like Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it would be good for the nation, World Bank said Thursday.

Oct 29, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

RCEP pact: Commerce Ministry to hold consultations with industry on goods

After the consultation, the Ministry would prepare an initial offer on goods for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), an official said.

Sep 06, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Crucial for India to become part of RCEP: Comm Secy

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.

Aug 24, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Next round of RCEP meet from Monday in Myanmar

Senior officials of the 16-member RCEP, including India and China, will meet Monday in Myanmar to provide impetus to the negotiations on the mega trade deal.

Aug 02, 2015, 11:41 AM IST

RCEP meet on Monday, India wants parallel talks on goods,services

The country wants liberalisation in the services sector under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as the segment contributes about 60 per cent to the economy.

Jul 12, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

RCEP talks: Pressure may mount on India to open FDI in e-comm

Pressure is likely to mount on India for relaxing foreign direct investment norms in the e-commerce sector with Japan initiating a move in this regard by coming out with a proposal at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) forum.

Feb 23, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

'India presses for parallel talks in goods, services in RCEP'

India Wednesday pressed for parallel negotiations in goods and services to ensure that the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement benefits all nations which include ASEAN countries, China, Japan and Korea.

Sep 03, 2014, 18:38 PM IST