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India may ease norms for importing high-end vehicles by removing mandatory restrictions on price and engine capacity, as well as local testing conditions.
India won key concessions at the RCEP Singapore Ministerial held on August 30-31, including an agreement to liberalize the services market and allow for bilateral negotiations with non-FTA partners.
The EAEU and India are negotiating a free trade zone agreement to tap into each others markets, exchange technology know-how, and boost trade flows through liberalization.
Maximalist positions on core issues threaten to derail RCEP negotiations. India seeks concessions on the movement of skilled professionals while member countries demand tariff relaxation on 92 percent of traded goods from India.
India has signed multiple trade facilitation agreements with various countries and regional blocs, including FTAs (ASEAN), PTAs (MERCOSUR), CECAs (Singapore), and CEPAs (Korea).
Indian drug and medical device makers and exporters could enjoy greater market access in China after the country announced import tariff exemptions but concern over non-tariff barriers remains.
India and South Korea look to strengthen their bilateral trade and investment relations under CEPA and Make in India, with opportunities emerging in the infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.