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CCEA to discuss India-Japan trade pact

CCEA to discuss India-Japan trade pact
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First Published: Mon, Oct 11 2010. 10 52 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Oct 11 2010. 10 52 PM IST
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is all set to give its go ahead to the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).The issue is scheduled to be discussed in a meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.
Commerce secretary Rahul Khullar last month signed an in-principle agreement for the CEPA in Tokyo after both sides completed negotiations for the trade deal earlier this year.Prime minister Singh is likely to sign the trade and services agreement during his visit to Japan this month.The deal was mostly stuck on Japanese reluctance to give to Indian pharmaceutical companies access to its market which commerce ministry officials say has been amicably resolved.
India concluded two bilateral trade pacts with Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Korea last year. It is currently in negotiations for trade deals with several territories including European Union, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.
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First Published: Mon, Oct 11 2010. 10 52 PM IST