India's Free Trade Agreements

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Sub-subject Sub-subject: India's International Economic Relations and Free Trade Agreements (FTA). Syllabus:

  1. Bilateral agreements: Sri Lanka, Singapore, Chile, the MERCOSUR, Korea, Pakistan, the European Union (EU), New Zealand, Mauritius, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Nepal
  2. India's Regional Agreements
  3. The 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, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Canada, Thailand, Australia, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
  9. Trade Relations with Andean Community.
  10. Trade Relations Africa-BRICS


Sub-subject “India's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)” is studied...
  1. Course: India
  2. Doctorate in Business in Asia (Online)
  3. Masters: International Business, Asia, and BRICS Countries

Languages of study: English or Spanish India French Inde Portuguese India

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Sample of the Sub-subject: India's Trade Agreements and Economic Relations (economic area of the Hindu Civilisation)
Bay of Bengal Initiative Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

Description Sub-Subject Description: India's Free Trade Agreements:

India views regional trade agreements as building blocks towards the total objective of international trade liberalisation.

Bilateral agreements.

  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Thailand
  3. Singapore
  4. Chile
  6. Andean Community
  7. South Korea
  8. European Union
  9. New Zealand
  10. Maldives
  11. Bangladesh
  12. Nepal
  13. Malawi-India Agreement
  14. India-Bhutan Agreement on Foreign Trade, commerce and Transit. The main objective of this agreement is to foster international trade and Economic development between India and Bhutan (Signed on 1995)

India has several Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the African countries: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, 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

Proposed FTA/under consultation and study.

  1. India-Indonesia
  2. India-Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Agreement
  3. India-Canada
  4. India-Pakistan Trading Arrangement (no formal agreement)
  5. India-Australia
  6. India-European Free Trade Association Negotiations on broad based trade and Investment Agreement

Regional agreements.

  1. ASEAN-India
  2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  3. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  4. India-the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi - Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
  5. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  6. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  7. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
  8. Global System of international trade Preferences
  9. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  10. Relations Africa-India
  11. Africa-Asia (India) Strategic Partnership

Samples - Business in India

India-Chile Free Trade Agreement

SAARC Certificate Origin

Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

India-Australia Economic Cooperation Agreement

India-Canada Free Trade Agreement

India-Bangladesh Free Trade Agreement

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA

India Andean Community

European Union-India Free Trade Agreement

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