Members of Indian farming communities have rallied to oppose the government’s plan to join the Regional Comprehensive Economics Partnership (RCEP). Photo: AFP

India’s concerns about RCEP remain the major obstacle to world’s largest trade deal

  • The RCEP involves the 10 Asean countries and the six major economies to have formed free trade pacts with the bloc: China, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Japan
  • New Delhi has pressed for ‘data localisation’ provisions in the e-commerce chapter of the trade pact, and is also worried about the effects of tariff liberalisation on local industries
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Members of Indian farming communities have rallied to oppose the government’s plan to join the Regional Comprehensive Economics Partnership (RCEP). Photo: AFP
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