(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 23, 2009
India-Asean Free Trade Agreement in Goods
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of
Free Trade Agreement in Goods with the ASEAN signed by the Indian
FTA would gradually eliminate tariff, starting from January 2010, in 80
cent of the goods that are traded between
Kerala. The claim made by the Indian government that excluding some items from the list of tariff concessions would address the sensitivities in agriculture and other sectors, do not hold much water.
The sharp cuts in import duties in the future would affect the livelihood of a very large number of people in the country.
this agreement on the Indian economy and discuss the issue in parliament.