November 2016

India seeks better harmonisation from UN body on trade laws

IANS, 29 November, 2016
On the 50th anniversary of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (Uncitral), India on Tuesday called for better identification of international trade laws for harmonisation efforts.

ASEAN-Pacific axis tabled as alternative to TPP

The Jakarta Post, 21 November, 2016
With the fate of the TPP uncertain under a Trump presidency, China has stepped up its effort to prop up the Beijing-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which excludes the Americas and includes Australia, India and more than a dozen other countries. The RCEP is now seen as perhaps the only path to broader free trade areas of which APEC aspires.

SACU launches statistical database portal

Economist, 18 November, 2016
The Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) launched the SACU Trade and Statistical Database, an online platform that will provide economic and trade data on SACU member states in an effort to address the increasing request for trade and economic data from external and internal stakeholders.

Marrakech: Private sector commits to actions on sustainable energy for a just climate future for all

UN News Centre, 11 November 2016
In connection with the theme-based actions being announced at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Marrakech (COP 22), new commitments and initiatives to use renewable energy were in the spotlight today as one of the most effective ways to implement the landmark Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016.

GRAM 2016: Time For Indian Agriculture To Embrace The ‘Brown Revolution’

Business Line, 9 November, 2016
Rajasthan is reaching out to countries across the globe such as Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Serbia, to gain from expertise in all facets of agriculture — from seed technology to post-production.

With Britain freed from plodding EU trade negotiations, it’s a great time to strengthen UK-India links

The Telegraph, 4 November, 2016
Britain is the largest G20 investor in India and India is the second largest international job creator in the UK, exemplifying a true two-way partnership.

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the India Foundation-Neeti Anusandhan Pratishthan Nepal Seminar

Business Standard, 3 November, 2016
Trade and economic co-operation are foundational pillars of India-Nepal partnership. We have maintained a steady growth in bilateral trade and mutual investments. But we can do much more to facilitate trade and promote investments.