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Mobile companies allege duty evasion in imports from Asean 25.5.2018 Business Standard: Today
India has signed free trade agreements with Asean countries : Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Brunei.
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Mobile makers allege duty evasion in handset imports from Asean 24.5.2018 General News
The domestic cellphone industry has flagged possible duty evasion in imports of the completely built unit (CBU) of mobile phones, suspected of Chinese origin, from Asean countries under the free trade route. In a letter to Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, Indian Cellular Association (ICA) said there is a possibility of customs duty evasion in import of CBUs from Asean countries at zero duty as the mobile devices contain more than 65 per cent material from non-Asean origin. Government has imposed 20 per cent import duty on mobile phones to promote indigenous manufacturing of the devices as they have security implications. "We wish to bring to your notice the possibility of substantial case of customs duty evasion in the case of import of CBU of mobile phones from Asean countries, specially Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, at nil rate," ICA National President Pankaj Mohindroo said in the letter. India has signed free trade agreements with Asean countries which covers Singapore, ...
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RCEP nations to meet on July 1 amid pressure to conclude trade pact 22.5.2018 General News
Pressure is mounting on member countries including India for early conclusion of proposed free tarde pact, RCEP, government sources said. Trade ministers of 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries will meet on July 1 in Tokyo to take stock of the negotiations. Talks for the pact had started in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in November 2012. "There is a pressure to conclude the negotiations at the earliest. Lot of issues are yet to be ironed out in areas like goods and services," said a source. The mega trade pact aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. In the recently concluded 22nd round of negotiations in Singapore, issues were raised about the slow pace of talks. RCEP bloc comprises 10 Asean members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam) and their six FTA partners - India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia .
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Modi congratulates new Malaysian PM 14.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad over telephone, an official said.
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Students from Ten ASEAN Countries Interact With Chief Election Commissioner Of India 7.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            The Chief Election Commissioner of India Shri Om Prakash Rawat today interacted with 250 students from ten ASAEN Countries. The Students from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, are visiting India as part of the Indo-ASEAN students exchange programme under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs.
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Sushma stresses on greater northeast India-southeast Asia connectivity 4.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With India continuing to boost its ties with the Asean regional bloc under New Delhi's Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called for greater connectivity between the northeastern states of India and southeast Asia.
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Substantial progress made in RCEP negotiations: China 19.4.2018 General News
China today said substantial progress have been made on negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in which India is a part, and it will work with other parties to reach a modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial agreement as soon as possible. The RCEP is a free trade area (FTA) consisting of 10 ASEAN members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam) and their six FTA partners : India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are moving forward, with substantial progress, China's Ministry of Commerce said. "Related parties are showing an active attitude in pushing the RCEP, and the pace of negotiations is speeding up," Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency. Key areas including trade of goods, services and investments, have entered substantial pricing talks, .
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DHL aims to link Indian businesses with ASEAN economic community 16.4.2018 General News
Global logistics group Deutsche Post DHL Group is working to link Indian companies with businesses in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to strengthen India's economic relations with Southeast Asian markets. India is a key market for us. We will help our clients there to work their way into the AEC, which will in turn be a springboard to the Far East markets in line with New Delhi's Act East' policy, said Alfred Goh, President, Global Fast Growing Enterprise and Regional Head, Customer Solutions and Innovation Asia Pacific, DHL. In 2000-2017, there was over USD 514.7 billion of ASEAN investment flow into India. In 2015-16, India's exports to ASEAN were valued at USD 25 billion, with imports at USD 40.6 billion. We want to capitalise on our presence in these high-growth markets with a combined population of 1.8 billion people, and partner businesses on growing cross-border commerce and trade, he said. DHL is already investing millions of dollars in India, increasing logistics hubs and
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India, Singapore work on bilateral online payment use:Tharman 13.4.2018 General News
India and Singapore are working on the bilateral use of online payment, but there is a long way to go for the two countries to link their economies and smart cities digitally, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said today. Speaking at the HT MintAsia Leadership Summit here, Tharman urged India to expand its air links with East Asia. "(Air connectivity) is how a lot of growth is spurred. Because it's not just about the number of people you carry, it's the fact that they are also coming with business, with investments," he said. Tharman said there were opportunities in the areas of digital innovation and smart cities because of what is happening in India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). "We have within ASEAN a strategy now of developing more smart cities and linking them up in a network. This is one of the initiatives of Singapore as a chair of ASEAN this year," Channel News Asia quoted Tharman as saying. He said India had embarked on its own
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Project to Support ASEAN Countries 5.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
As announced by the Prime Minister of India in the India-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Summit in October 2010, ISRO is pursuing a proposal to support Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to receive and process data from Indian remote sensing satellites (RESOURCESAT-2 and OCEANSAT-2) and also to provide training in space science, technology and applications.
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Tata Motors launches three CVs in Malaysia 5.4.2018 General News
Tata Motors today said it has launched three models, including its small commercial vehicle Super Ace, in the Malaysian market. The company has introduced the vehicles in Malaysia along with its authorised distributor DRB-HICOM Commercial Vehicles (DHCV, Tata Motors said in a statement. Malaysia is one of our key markets in South-East Asia and we are delighted to be a part of one of the fastest growing ASEAN nations," Tata Motors Head - Commercial Vehicles, International Business Rudrarup Maitra said. The company has introduced its 1 tonne mini-truck Super ACE, besides Ultra 814 and 1014 models.
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Malaysian Parliament urged to reject fake news draft bill 28.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A group of parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) said on Wednesday that a proposed bill regulating fake news in Malaysia violates freedom of expression and called for its withdrawal.
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Thailand cites CPTPP to nudge India to show political will to ink RCEP speedily 23.3.2018 Deccan Herald - National
With 11 Asia Pacific nations recently signing a new trade deal, India has come under renewed pressure from the ASEAN to show greater "political will" and help conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement expeditiously. Thailand and other members of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) are keen to conclude the RCEP negotiations by the end of this year. They are citing the recently concluded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to prod India and China to add new momentum to the negotiations on the RCEP. "Especially, as the CPTPP agreement has been concluded already, I think the countries like China and India need to find some other agreement so that they can counter-balance the CPTPP. We are working very hard to conclude the RCEP within this year," Kobsak Pootrakool, the vice minister in the office of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said. The CPTPP agreement has been inked by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, ...
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India hopes RCEP leads to 'equitable, inclusive and balanced' trade agreement 23.3.2018 deccanherald.com
With 11 Asia Pacific nations recently signing a new trade deal, India has come under renewed pressure from the ASEAN to show greater "political will" and help conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement expeditiously. Thailand and other members of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) are keen to conclude the RCEP negotiations by the end of this year. They are citing the recently concluded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to prod India and China to add new momentum to the negotiations on the RCEP. "Especially, as the CPTPP agreement has been concluded already, I think the countries like China and India need to find some other agreement so that they can counter-balance the CPTPP. We are working very hard to conclude the RCEP within this year," Kobsak Pootrakool, the vice minister in the office of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said. The CPTPP agreement has been inked by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, ...
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Laos drug lord 'Mr X' jailed for life by Thai court 20.3.2018 General News
A major Laos drug lord dubbed 'Mr X' was jailed for life today by a Bangkok court, as Thailand battles record meth trafficking through its borders. Xaysana Keopimpha, a swaggering Laotian who before his arrest paraded his celebrity links and penchant for sports cars on social media, was picked up at Bangkok's main airport in January last year. He was accused of being a kingpin in a meth smuggling ring that funnelled tonnes of Myanmar made 'yaba' pills and ice - crystal meth - through Communist Laos and into Thailand. The Laos route south is increasingly used by trafficking gangs keen to reach markets in Thailand, Malaysia and as far as Australia and Japan -- where the price of the drug steepens. A Bangkok court initially handed Xaysana the death penalty but reduced it to life imprisonment after he admitted several charges of drug smuggling, including over 1.2 million 'yaba' pills in a case dating back to 2016. "Due to his confession during the investigation process, the court ...
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'unwell', scraps Australia public appearance 19.3.2018 General News
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi today pulled out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was "not feeling well", the event's organisers said. Suu Kyi has been under fire internationally for her public silence about a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has seen nearly 700,000 of the Muslim Rohingya minority flee to Bangladesh. Suu Kyi, who attended an special ASEAN-Australia summit on Friday-Sunday, was in Canberra for talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Monday. She had been due to make a keynote speech at the Lowy Institute think-tank in Sydney Tuesday. The speech and subsequent Q and A session would have been the only public comments the Nobel Prize winner would have made during her Australia trip. "This afternoon the Lowy Institute was informed by the Myanmar embassy that the State Counsellor will no longer be able to participate in this event as she is not feeling well," a spokeswoman for the think-tank said in a ...
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Myanmar`s Suu Kyi `unwell`, scraps Australia public appearance 19.3.2018 Zee News : World
Suu Kyi, who attended a special ASEAN-Australia summit on Friday-Sunday, was in Canberra for talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Monday.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit in Sydney 18.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The humanitarian crisis was one of the key topics at a three-day special summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit 18.3.2018 General News
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about the Rohingya crisis at an ASEAN summit in Sydney Sunday, but the regional bloc stressed it could not intervene and "force an outcome". Suu Kyi has been under intense global criticism for her public silence amid a brutal military crackdown that has forced nearly 700,000 of the Muslim-minority Rohingya to flee Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh. The humanitarian crisis was one of the key topics at a three-day special summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia. "We discussed the situation in Rakhine state at considerable length today," Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at the closing press conference. "Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the matter comprehensively, at some considerable length herself. "It's certainly an issue that has been discussed and it is fair to say... very constructively, in our meeting." Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is this year's ASEAN ...
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Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia 18.3.2018 General News
The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation. He now helps run a grocery store in suburban Australia where he lives in a small community of Rohingya, the persecuted Muslim minority who have fled army-led violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in their hundreds of thousands. "They are not like other militaries of the world. Killing people is nothing for them," the 44-year-old told AFP of the army's hardline tactics against his people. Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in Sydney today for a special Australia-ASEAN summit, with her presence seen as a crushing reminder of lost hope. She is among nine leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations holding talks, including Cambodian strongman Hun Sen and Vietnam's Nguyen Xuan Phuc -- both accused of oppression. Their attendance sparked human rights ...
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