EU-India Free Trade Agreement Deal or No Deal?

Sangeeta Khorana, Nicholas Perdikis

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Abstract

The European Union (EU) and India are currently negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) and investment framework. There is an ongoing debate as to whether the EU-India FTA will act as a building block for the trading partners. This article addresses the broader concerns about compatibility; prospects of and the challenges to the proposed EU-India FTA; identifies the building and stumbling blocks in the ongoing negotiations; and suggests a way forward from a policy perspective. The findings suggest that to maximize the potential benefits of this FTA, trade barriers (tariff and non-tariff) in goods and services sectors should be addressed. This must be complemented by a mutually agreeable time frame to conclude negotiations in areas where interests of the partners vary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-206
Number of pages26
JournalSouth Asia Economic Journal
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

Keywords

  • Country and industry studies of trade
  • economic integration
  • development
  • regulation
  • government policy
  • JEL: F14
  • JEL: F15
  • JEL: O19
  • JEL: M38
  • JEL: R28

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