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Free Trade Agreements

21st November – Trade Agreements

Why trade deals are the next logical step ]Reacting to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries, India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, gave a scathing assessment of trade agreements. “In the name of openness we have allowed subsidised products and unfair production advantages from abroad to prevail,” he said, …

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12th October – RCEP – Opportunity, fears in regional trade deals

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal is in Bangkok for the eighth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting. What is the RCEP? The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a trade deal that is currently under negotiation among 16 countries — the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the six …

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