South Asia and Beyond

India Pushes Ambitious Trade Deals, Correction Of ‘Historical Wrongs’

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Ambassador Mohan Kumar, India’s ex-lead negotiator to the GATT and WTO, Chairman, RIS and Dean, International Affairs and Professor of Diplomatic Practice at Jindal Global University and Ambassador Jayant Dasgupta, India’s Former Ambassador, WTO, Former Secretary, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Member, RIS in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The panellists discuss movement towards three early harvest trade agreements with the UAE, UK and Australia with comprehensive deals targeted with them separately by the end of 2022, Commerce minister Piyush Goyal’s export target of $450-$500 billion by the next financial year, whether decoupling trade with China is taking place, deals being negotiated with the European Union, Russia, Oman, Canada, and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and the World Trade Organisation preparing for its ministerial conference in November.

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