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Why the South Korean president came calling 12.7.2018 Rediff: News
Moon Jae-in's visit will play a crucial role in exploring complementarities between India's Act East policy and South Korea's New Southern policy, says Dr Rahul Mishra.
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Rise in India-ASEAN naval games 10.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
In the latest, a bilateral exercise will be held with Indonesia in the Java Sea
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India looks forward to balanced RCEP trade pact: Commerce Secy 30.5.2018 General News
India will endeavour to have a "balanced" RECP trade agreement as it would cover 40 per cent of the global GDP and over 42 per cent of the world's population, a top government official said today. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), negotiations for which started in November 2012, aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. The 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 and New Zealand. "This is perhaps the most ambitious agreement we are doing. It encompasses about 40 per cent of global GDP and over 42 per cent of the world's population. So it's a huge significant bloc. It is not an easy one. There will be ramifications, nevertheless it is important because of our geographical connect and our natural ...
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Chinese officials to visit India to discuss RCEP issues, says Prabhu 28.5.2018 General News
Chinese officials will visit India soon to hold bilateral discussions on the issues hampering the negotiations of the proposed mega free trade deal -- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said. The pact, negotiations for which started in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in November 2012, aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. "Chinese official delegation will be coming here for RCEP only. We have invited them for RCEP," Prabhu told PTI. The 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 and New Zealand. The meeting with Chinese officials would be crucial as Indian industry and exporters are apprehensive about the presence of China in the grouping. They have stated that lowering .
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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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India seeking foothold in ASEAN through Myanmar-Experts 15.5.2018 General News
India's change in approach from a 'Look East' policy to an 'Act East' policy is aimed at gaining a foothold in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), experts familiar with these moves have said in the wake of the recent visit to Myanmar by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.In an interaction with the Myanmar Times, Professor Prabir De of the ASEAN-India Centre, which is a part of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, said the completion or near completion of the Sittwe and Dawei projects in Myanmar is very important for India's efforts to establish a link with ASEAN countries through Myanmar."Digital connectivity and infrastructure are important for boosting links with Myanmar," Professor De was quoted as saying.He, however, pointed out that both India and Myanmar are guilty of missing out on several deadlines for projects, despite having access to a USD 1.75 billion special fund it has extended to ASEAN.It may be recalled that both India ...
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Asean lawmakers urge Indonesia to tackle growing intolerance 8.5.2018 General News
Parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday urged the Indonesian government to tackle rising intolerance in the country and protect freedom of religion.
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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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U.S., China trade tensions a pressing concern for ASEAN - Singapore PM 28.4.2018 General News
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday a mounting trade spat between the United States and China was one of the most pressing worries for Southeast Asian nations as their leaders echoed the concern over rising protectionism.
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BIMSTEC calls for expeditious negotiations on free trade agreement 26.4.2018 General News
The seven-nation bloc BIMSTEC today called for specific steps and greater political commitment to conclude negotiations expeditiously for a free trade agreement. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. These include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. BIMSTEC Secretary General Shahidul Islam "called for specific steps to rejuvenate the regional grouping through greater political commitment, expeditious negotiations on free trade agreement, adequate funding, BIMSTEC special visas and closer people-to-people contacts," Ficci said in a statement. Islam said that the agreement would help spur growth and development in the region. He added that the BIMSTEC secretariat needed to be adequately financed as its present budget is a mere USD 1 million. Further a Ficci report on BIMSTEC suggests funding of USD 2 ...
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Bimstec Secretary-General calls for expeditious FTA talks 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
To boost sub-regional economic cooperation, Bimstec Secretary-General Shahidul Islam on Thursday called for faster negotiations for the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) within this grouping of South Asian and Southeast Asian nations.
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Thai cos keen to invest USD 3 bn in Indian infra projects 23.4.2018 General News
Several Thailand-based companies which are operating in India plan to invest around USD 3 billion in the next three years period in the areas of green and brown field projects including energy, infrastructure and metals. "The Thailand based companies see good opportunity here and are looking to invest around USD 3 billion by 2020. The fast growing Indian market remains attractive for Thai investors given the opportunities in green and brown field projects including energy, infrastructure and metals," Thai Trade Center executive director and consul Suwimol Tilokruangchai told PTI here. "We are looking towards India with a great interest from last seven decades and plans to enhance the bi-lateral trade thanks to the positive approach of both the Thai and Indian governments," she added. Over the decades, nearly 30 Thai companies are active in the field of infrastructure, real estate, food processing, chemicals, hotel and hospitality sectors in India. Currently, Thai goods
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Int’l seminar at GU on April 27, 28 21.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Int’l seminar at GU on April 27, 28
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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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ASEAN, BIMSTEC nations to participate in India Mobile Congress: Govt 13.4.2018 General News
Union Minister Manoj Sinha today said the India Mobile Congress, the biggest telecom industry event in the country, has received interests from ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries besides the US, Canada and European Union. "This year we will also be honoured by the presence of our friends from ASEAN and BIMSTEC which will lend a global connect to our exchanges," the telecom minister said at a curtain raiser event of India Mobile Congress (IMC). The three-day event will start on October 25, 2018. Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said this year event "will focus on network of future like 5G, technologies shaping our life like robotics, autonomous vehicles, start-ups, etc". "We will be looking to partner with potential creators of new technologies. India is the third largest hub for startups. IMC will create opportunities for startups to partner with others in the industries," Sudararajan said. She said state governments will also participate in IMC. "IMC is aspiring to be biggest telecom ...
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Analysis: Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia 11.4.2018 General News
BANGKOK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai energy companies are on a roll. The national oil and gas champion, a coal miner and power utility, upstart solar and wind companies, virtually all are expanding across Southeast Asia, applying practices and technology developed at home.
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India, Vietnam review bilateral ties 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As part of New Delhi's continued enhancement of ties with southeast Asia under the Act East Policy, India and Vietnam on Tuesday reviewed their entire gamut of bilateral ties, including maritime security and counter-terrorism cooperation, during 10th Foreign Office Consultations and 7th Strategic Dialogue.
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