ASEAN Free Trade Area: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

17th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting held in Singapore

On November 12, The 17th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting was held in Singapore as part of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summit Meetings. Apart from taking stock of regional economic integration efforts during the year, it also reiterated ASEAN’s commitment to free and open trade by deepening the integration of its economies ..

CR Chaudhary led Indian delegation at 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting

The 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) was held in Singapore on 12-13 October, 2018. The Ministers from 16 RCEP countries discussed modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement among ASEAN and ASEAN’s FTA partners. The Indian delegation was led by CR Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, ..

Issues of Philippines with Indo-Asean Services Agreement

Recently, the other countries of ASEAN group have blamed Philippines for delay, when it refused to make any meaningful offer to open up its services market to Indian professionals. Thus, the country has been playing the spoilsport in the recent India-Asean services negotiations in Indonesia. In this context, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ..