South Asia and Beyond

India-Australia ECTA Trade Deal: “One Of Biggest Economic Doors There Is To Open In The World Today”

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Amitabh Mattoo, Professor, CIPOD, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Honorary Professor, University of Melbourne, Founding Director, Australia India Institute, Ex-Member of India’s National Security Advisory Board and Natasha Jha Bhaskar, General Manager, Newland Global Group in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The panel discusses the inking of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA), the first with a developed country in a decade, its key takeaways, sticking points, the deal as an economic pillar in the Quad, the need to diversify away from an aggressive China, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal leading a 58-member strong business delegation to Australia and the community’s reaction to different facets of the deal; tariff reduction, service exports, coal imports, tax amendments, critical minerals, STEM/IT visas, pharma, gems & jewellery and the signals it sends for other trade deals India is negotiating.

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