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Garment cos call for FTAs with EU, UK, US, Australia
Readymade garments exporters have asked the government to expedite free trade agreements with high potential markets such as the EU, the UK, the US, Australia and Canada which could lead to exports doubling in three years’ time.
Trump pulls out of TPP
US President Donald Trump abruptly ended the decades-old US tilt toward free trade by signing an executive order to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific accord that was never ratified and promising to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).
Pakistan, Thailand move closer to FTA
After having had four rounds of talks, Pakistan is pinning hopes on signing a free trade agreement with Thailand. Matters that have been discussed relate to trade in goods, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade, trade remedies, customs procedures, legal and institutional issues and trade facilitation.
EU retail to gain a lot: FTA with Vietnam
The EU’s free trade agreement with Vietnam is expected to boost European growth and job creation in the retail sector, as well as the development of Vietnam, according to EU trade negotiators.
BREXIT Hopes Amid Gloom
Britain’s decision to exit from the European Union is likely to heighten the uncertainty in garments and other sectors in India. Karthik Muthuveeran analyses its impact on textiles. The Brexit impact is not only limited to Britain, but also European countries. London has always acted as a financial hub, which gives access to capital markets of the world to Europe. But with Brexit, European Union will end up having a limited access to capital markets. In all likelihood, access to this market will form a key part of trade negotiations. There are as many pros as cons in Britain exiting the Europe.