Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Overcome outstanding issues to get India into RCEP, says Singapore minister

India remains concerned that the China-dominated RCEP would be disadvantageous to its farmers and MSMEs.

published on : 16th November 2019

Will resolve outstanding issues raised by India for not joining RCEP: China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed India's decision not to join the RCEP deal at a summit meeting of the 16-nation bloc.

published on : 6th November 2019

Industry, traders and farmers welcome India's decision to not sign RCEP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangkok said India will not join China-backed RCEP deal as negotiations failed to satisfactorily address New Delhi's 'outstanding issues and concerns'.

published on : 5th November 2019

Not joining RCEP will protect interests of Indian industry, farmers: Trade experts

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega free-trade pact being negotiated among 16 countries.

published on : 5th November 2019

Modi shuts the door on RCEP, dubs trade agreement against India's interests

After India opted out, the leaders of 15 RCEP countries reportedly issued a statement resolving to sign the free trade pact next year.

published on : 5th November 2019

Congress claims victory after India decides not to join RCEP

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it is a win for all those protecting national interests.

published on : 4th November 2019

India opts out of world's biggest free trade deal RCEP,  says it will create 'unsustainable trade deficits'

India has raised concerns about market access, fearing its domestic industries could be hard hit if the country is flooded by cheap Made-in-China goods. 

published on : 4th November 2019

India to put forth own conditions to join RCEP

Thailand had previously said it aimed to conclude negotiations by the end of the year.

published on : 4th November 2019

Sonia Gandhi hits out at Centre’s move to join RCEP

She was talking at a strategy meeting of the Congress, which plans to hit the streets from November 5 to 15 to highlight the Centre’s failure to address slowdown, unemployment, agrarian crisis.

published on : 3rd November 2019

Signing RCEP, says will be 'body blow' to economy, cautions Sonia Gandhi

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its six other partner countries.

published on : 2nd November 2019

India has put forward reasonable proposals for RCEP deal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The finalised RCEP deal will facilitate creation of the biggest free-trade region in the world as the 16-nation grouping is home to 3.6 billion people.

published on : 2nd November 2019

Do not sign RCEP, Karnataka farmers request central government

Farmers will hold protests in their respective district centers on October 31 and will hand over their petition to the district commissioners.

published on : 28th October 2019

Electronics, tariff cut to be back-loaded, ailing sectors to find relief in India's RCEP deal

The government's aim will be to back-load opening up markets in sensitive sectors such as automobiles and auto parts, textiles and readymade garments, leather goods etc.

published on : 26th October 2019

Giriraj Singh asks Commerce Ministry to keep dairy out of RCEP trade deal

The Animal Husbandry minister felt that the opening of free trade in the dairy sector will affect farmers of India, which is the world's largest producer of milk.

published on : 14th October 2019

RCEP mustn’t lead to job cuts, hurt Make in India: SIAM

SIAM has been maintaining that free trade agreements with competing countries do not benefit Indian automobile industry. 

published on : 12th October 2019
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