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India-UAE FTA takes impact; govt says it’s a ‘trendsetter’

The India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) entered into power on Sunday, with each the edges issuing crucial notifications to facilitate the implementation of the free commerce settlement (FTA). The CEPA was signed by each the economies on February 18.

Commerce secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, who flagged off the primary consignment of products (jewelry merchandise) that will likely be despatched to Dubai at zero responsibility beneath the CEPA, known as the settlement a “trendsetter”. Malabar Gold (Calicut), Hasmukh Parekh Jewellers (Kolkata) and Emerald Jewel Industry India (Coimbatore) turned the primary set of exporters to produce beneath the FTA.

He exuded confidence that bilateral commerce (each items and companies) may beat the preliminary goal of $115 billion in 5 years from about $60 billion within the pre-pandemic yr. The secretary handed over the certificates of origin to 3 gems & jewelry exporters in Delhi on Sunday. Director-general of international commerce Santosh Kumar Sarangi was additionally current.

According to the pact, the UAE will enable as many as 99% of Indian items (in worth phrases) at zero responsibility in 5 years from about 90% within the first yr. Similarly, India would enable duty-free entry to 80% of products from the UAE now, and it will go as much as 90% in 10 years.

Indian labour-intensive sectors, equivalent to gems & jewelry, textiles & clothes, leather-based, footwear, sports activities items, plastics, furnishings, agricultural and wooden merchandise stand to realize from the FTA, together with different sectors like engineering merchandise, prescribed drugs, medical units and cars. Indian service suppliers, too, could have larger entry to round 111 sub-sectors from the 11 broad service classes.

Subrahmanyam mentioned India was negotiating commerce agreements at a really quick tempo with complementary economies and that talks have been ongoing with the UK, Canada and the European Union.

Source: www.financialexpress.com”

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