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The ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement: An Assessment

Signing the trade in goods agreement with the Association of South-East Asian Nations has evoked mixed reactions in India. The plantation sector, the marine products industry and some light manufacturing industries are feeling threatened by this deal. This is not completely unexpected as some of the south-east Asian countries have a much higher level of efficiency in these sectors as compared to India. This article studies the tariff schedule of India and does a preliminary evaluation of the ASEAN-India free trade agreement.

The ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement: An Assessment the tariff schedule of India and does a preliminary evaluation of the Aifta. 2 Indias Tariff Commitments The TIG agreement between India and ASEAN takes a number of measures to Parthapratim Pal, Mitali Dasgupta improve trade ow between the regions.

The authors beneted from discussions with C P Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh.

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