‘Need To Evaluate If RCEP In India’s Best Interests’


Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—a mega trade deal involving the 10 ASEAN states and their six free trade agreement partners are at an advanced stage. India has not yet made it clear whether it will join the deal though Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join leaders of other RCEP nations in Bangkok early next month. We would want to go ahead once we have full satisfaction, says Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri. We have to negotiate hard, he tells SNI’s Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale in an exclusive interview.


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