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India, Canada Agree to Expedite Finalization of Free Trade Pact

Posted November 14, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Indo-Asian News Service)

India and Canada on Tuesday agreed to work towards an early conclusion of a proposed bilateral free trade agreement, with New Delhi highlighting the importance of services under such a deal, an official statement said.

The proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) figured in the discussions between India’s Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Canadian Minister for International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne at the 4th India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue on trade and investment here, a Commerce Ministry statement said.

“Both sides noted the exchange of wish lists on the services front. India reiterated that the architecture for services under the CEPA is a vital focus area and a response from Canada on positive elements has to be mutually beneficial,” it said. Click here to read more.

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