India joined the negotiations in 2012 and continued to be part of them until the Bangkok meet. It was flexible in negotiations and made adjustments in pursuit of a comprehensive, fair and a balanced agreement. In the end, the final document did not meet any of the three parameters.
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 10:07 AM IST
The 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea signed RCEP on Sunday
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 08:45 PM IST
HIndustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
In a tweet, Javadekar said internal contradiction and confusion in senior leadership of Congress on critical issues had been exposed on yet another issue-RCEP. He then referred to contradictory tweets by Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Jairam Ramesh tweets on India not joining the RCEP.
Published on Nov 18, 2020 02:17 PM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
Congress president Sonia Gandhi had last year stated that signing the RCEP agreement will deal a “body blow” to the economy and result in “untold hardship” for farmers, shopkeepers and small enterprises
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
China has been taking the lead on RCEP for 8 years now since the Obama administration made plans for a TPP excluding China.
Published on Nov 16, 2020 07:09 PM IST
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Updated on Nov 16, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Signed after eight years of negotiations, the RCEP has created the world’s largest trading bloc, aiming to boost the member nations’ economic growth that has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing |Sutirtho Patranobis
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, is to be signed virtually on Sunday on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Speaking at a discussion in India@75 Summit organised by CII, the minister said proponents of Free Trade Agreements make out as if that is the only vehicle to engage the world.
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 08:29 AM IST
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the officials added that India will also weigh China’s stance on strategic issues such as its bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) before making a decision.
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Rajeev Jayaswal and Rezaul H Laskar
India on November 4 decided against joining the RCEP trade agreement as Modi told leaders of the other participating countries that the deal does not satisfactorily address New Delhi’s “outstanding issues and concerns”.
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 02:04 AM IST
The world is moving towards high-quality free trade deals, and India must follow that path too
Published on Nov 10, 2019 07:05 PM IST
The deal was opposed by several sectors, including dairy farmers who were apprehensive about cheaper imports from Australia and New Zealand.
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 01:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Trade Minister Piyush Goyal said sectors such as gems, textiles and agriculture have pushed for a trade pact with the EU.
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 07:43 PM IST
New Delhi |Reuters
Work on making both industry and economy more competitive
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 06:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
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, effectively wrecking its aim to create the world’s largest free trade area having half of the world’s population.
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 06:36 PM IST
Beijing |Press Trust of India
The statement from the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), the economic wing of RSS comes after government sources said India has decided not to join RCEP and the PM stands firm on the decision as key concerns have not been addressed.
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Mocking Centre, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that both RCEP and GST were schemes coined by the Congress and were in progress but the Modi government implemented it badly in haste.
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 09:11 PM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International
India is welcome to join RCEP whenever it’s ready, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told reporters in Bangkok on Monday. Asian leaders had hoped to announce a breakthrough on the trade pact this week.
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 06:06 AM IST
Bloomberg, Bangkok |Natnicha Chuwiruch
The MEA said Modi and Chan-o-cha reviewed the progress made in bilateral relationship and noted that frequent high level meetings and exchanges at all levels have created positive momentum in the relationship.
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Bangkok |Press Trust of India
Sonia Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being busy ‘managing headlines and events’ instead of acknowledging the ‘severe slowdown’ in the economy and looking for a comprehensive resolution.
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 02:43 AM IST
Congress calls Opposition meeting on November 4 to firm up strategy for 10-day protest over economic slowdown
The meeting is meant to seek support for the Congress’s proposed 10-day nationwide agitation targeting the government over “economic slowdown, agrarian distress, unemployment and the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement”, news agency ANI reports.
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 02:54 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
In a statement before his departure, the prime minister said during the visit, he will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other world leaders present at Bangkok for related summit meetings.
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 11:37 AM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
Congress general secretary organisation K C Venugopal said in a statement that the protests against the BJP Government’s “misrule” would be carried out at all state capitals and district headquarters.
Published on Oct 30, 2019 05:38 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
RCEP, a mega free trade agreement, is being negotiated among 10 ASEAN countries with their six free trade agreement (FTA) partners — India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The proposed deal is expected to be finalised and signed by the next month.
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 01:31 AM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Delhi will have to sign the trade pact but must zealously guard its interests
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 06:59 PM IST
While steel, MSME, agriculture, and dairy industries have been vocal against the trade deal, pharmaceutical and cotton industries may benefit from the trade agreement.
Published on Sep 16, 2019 09:27 PM IST
livemint, New Delhi |Asit Ranjan Mishra
World leaders, including China, Japan, India and other Asia-Pacific countries, will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda.
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Singapore |Agence France-Presse
India cannot sustain an expanding political and security role in the Indo-Pacific with a shrinking economic role
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 07:27 PM IST