India, Australia miss free trade pact deadline

January 21, 2016

Despite missing the deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott for December 31, 2015, negotiators are still hopeful that the India-Australia free trade agreement (FTA) or Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) will be cleared in the next few months. In an exclusive interview with The Hindu, outgoing Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling called the missed deadline that had been set by the Prime Ministers in September 2014 “disappointing."

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Topics: TARIFF LIBERALIZATION SERVICES MARKET ACCESS

Regions: AUSTRALIA INDIA SOUTH ASIA ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: THE HINDU

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