India pushes for Asean FTA update on trade gap
In FY23 alone, India’s trade gap with Asean widened by a staggering 70%
NEW DELHI : India has initiated talks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to address concerns over the rules of origin and trade imbalance. The move is part of ongoing efforts to renegotiate the trade agreement following a significant increase in the trade deficit with the 10-member block. In FY23 alone, the trade gap ballooned by 70% to reach $43 billion, according to a government official familiar with the matter.