US wants to reduce trade deficit with India soon, says official

The US wants to reduce its trade deficit with India as quickly as possible, a senior official told lawmakers here, asserting that the Trump administration is aggressively pushing New Delhi on the issues of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, dairy products and agriculture. The President wants fair and reciprocal trade…when we look at India, there are three sectors where, I think, we can get a significant boost in our trade, Alice G Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing yesterday. When […]

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World Bank forecasts 7.3 per cent growth for India; making it fastest growing economy

The World Bank has forecast a growth rate of 7.3 per cent for India this year and 7.5 per cent for the next two years, making it the fastest growing country among major emerging economies. A top World Bank official said India’s economy is robust, resilient and has potential to deliver sustained growth Growth in India is projected to advance 7.3 per cent in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018/19 (April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019) and 7.5 per cent in FY 2019/20, reflecting robust private consumption and strengthening investment, the bank said […]

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India’s first cargo policy on anvil

India will soon have a policy on cargo, or the carriage of goods, that is being finalised by the new department of logistics, the government said on Friday. Addressing the fourth Supply Chain Management and Logistics Summit organised by Economic Times, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said his ministry is putting the final touches on a policy for the logistics sector as part of a comprehensive plan to boost business and exports. It will include a new industrial policy, one for agriculture exports and developing parameters for the country’s districts on […]

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India keen to renew proposed trade deal with European Union

May 26th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

India has agreed to a renewed push for the proposed trade deal with the European Union (EU) that has been stuck over key issues. The decision to find a way forward before the 15th India-EU summit, set to be held later this year, came on Thursday, as Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte began his 2-day trip to India. Beginning in 2013, the proposed trade deal had completed 16 rounds of talks but negotiations had broken down in 2016 over India’s position on a separate bilateral investment pact. This […]

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India-Vietnam: A Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Emerges

South Asia is currently witnessing a rapid growth spurt, with a resurgence in investor interest despite the occasional geopolitical foible. India and Vietnam hold key positions in this region – on both trade and commerce as well as understanding on political and security issues. As a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam is an important enabler for India’s growing trade and investment ties with the rest of Southeast Asia – the focus of India’s ‘Act East’ Policy. In 2017, India and Vietnam celebrated 45 years since […]

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