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India & Singapore signed second protocol amending CECA: Details

 

 

India & Singapore signed second protocol amending CECA: Details, Aim, Purpose, Highlights

India and Singapore have signed the Second Protocol amending the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to strength bilateral trade between both the two countries. 

The Protocol was signed in New Delhi by representatives from Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry. Its provisions will come into effect on 14th September 2018.

India & Singapore agreed to expand the coverage of tariff concessions, liberalise the Rules of Origin, rationalise Product Specific Rules and include provisions on Certificate of Origin and Cooperation on its verification. These measures will further facilitate trade between India and Singapore and also improve utilization of CECA.

The Protocol will formally help to bring closure negotiations on the second review of CECA. It will give effect to provisions agreed between India and Singapore during closure of the second review of CECA. It will give effect to provisions agreed between India and Singapore during closure of the second review of CECA.

CECA was the first comprehensive agreement covering trade in goods, services, and investments signed by India with any of its trading partners. It was signed in June 2005 and its first review was concluded in October 2007. The second review was started in May 2010.

India-Singapore Trade

Singapore is the second largest trading partner of India within ASEAN and India is the largest trading partner of Singapore in South Asia with bilateral trade of US $17.7 billion in 2017-18. Singapore’s trade with India constitutes about 21.8% of our total trade with ASEAN and 2.3% of our global trade.

India had a trade surplus of US $2.73 billion with Singapore in 2017-18.


 

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