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Indian Free Trade Agreements

Syllabus of the Subject: International Economic Relations and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) of India

  1. Indian Bilateral agreements: Sri Lanka, Singapore, Chile, MERCOSUR, South Korea, Pakistan, European Union (EU), New Zealand, Mauritius, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Nepal
  2. Indian Regional Agreements
  3. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  4. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  5. Agreement with the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
  6. Generalised System of Preferences (India)
  7. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
  8. Proposed agreements: Indonesia, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Canada, Thailand, Australia, European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  9. Trade Relations with the Andean Community
  10. Africa-BRICS Cooperation
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  1. Courses: Business in India, Hinduism and Business
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Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC): Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal

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Description: Indian Free Trade Agreements

India views the regional trade agreements as building blocs towards the final objective of the international trade liberalisation.

Indian Bilateral agreements.

  1. India-Sri Lanka Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
  2. India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA
  3. India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
  4. India-Chile Preferential Trade Agreement
  5. MERCOSUR-India Preferential Trade Agreement
  6. Andean Community-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  7. South Korea-India Economic Partnership Agreement
  8. European Union-India Free Trade Agreement
  9. India-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  10. Maldives-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  11. Bangladesh-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  12. Nepal-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  13. India-Mauritius Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement
  14. Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
  15. India-Indonesia Economic Cooperation Agreement
  16. Malawi-India Agreement
  17. India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  18. India-Afghanistan Preferential Trade Agreement
  19. India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
  20. India-Bhutan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  21. India-Bhutan Agreement on Foreign Trade, Commerce and Transit. The main objective of this agreement is to foster the international trade and the economic development between India and Bhutan (Signed on 1995)
  22. Transit Trade Agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan

India has several Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the African Countries: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland), the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


  1. FTA: Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  2. CECA: Exhaustive Economic Cooperation Agreement
  3. CEPA: Exhaustive Economic Partnership Agreement
  4. CECPA: Exhaustive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement
  5. PTA: Preferential Trade Agreement

Transport and Transit Corridor, Ashgabat Agreement, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Proposed FTA/under consultation and study.

  1. India-Indonesia
  2. India-Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Agreement
  3. India-Pakistan Trading Arrangement (not a formal agreement)
  4. India-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  5. India-European Free Trade Association Negotiations on broad based trade and Investment Agreement
  6. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)

Regional Agreements.

  1. ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement
  2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  3. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  4. India and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi - Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
  5. India and the Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  6. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  7. International Trade Preferences Global System
  8. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP)
  9. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  10. Africa-India Cooperation
  11. Africa-Asia (India) Strategic Partnership
  12. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  13. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  14. Arab League (LAS) (observer)
  15. Indian Ocean Commission (observer)

Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  4. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Logistics Corridors

  1. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  2. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  3. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Economic Corridor
  4. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  5. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  6. Access to the:
    1. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    2. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
    3. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
    4. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  4. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  6. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (Key Partner)

Samples - Business in India

India-Chile Free Trade Agreement

Certificate of Origin - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Asian Clearing Union (ACU) Iran, Bhutan, India...

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

India-Australia Economic Cooperation Agreement

India-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

India-Bangladesh Free Trade Agreement

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

European Union-India Free Trade Agreement

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