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Trans-Pacific Partnership

Negotiations towards concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have reportedly reached an endgame phase. The participating countries are now negotiating market access for sensitive agricultural products, even as a wide gulf in positions exists on several rules and regulatory framework issues. Will the TPP countries be able to fi nalise the agreement this year? Will the US Congress ensure smooth passage of the TPP deal? This article examines these questions and the effect the TPP will have on the multilateral trading environment if it is successfully concluded.

The Changing Face of India's External Trade

India's trade profile has undergone significant changes in recent years. Engineering products have come to the fore, leading our export effort. Imports have meanwhile risen sharply to service the needs of a growing economy. The direction of trade is also changing with more exchanges taking place with developing countries. This paper looks at these changes from the turn of this decade and examines broadly how we may approach the potential growth areas in the future.
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