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    India Signs Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Ethiopia

    May 31 – India signed a double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on May 25, 2011 for the prevention of double taxation and fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The contract was signed by External Affairs Minister of India on behalf of the Government of India and[…..]

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    India’s Free Trade Agreements

    Apr. 27 – Free trade agreements are normally made between two countries. Many governments, throughout the world have either signed FTA, or are negotiating or contemplating new bilateral free trade and investment contracts. However, there are two types of free trade agreements: namely, bilateral and multilateral. Every customs union, trade common market, economic union, customs[…..]

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    Sharma: FTA with Africa Next Logical Step for India

    Nov. 17 – Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma believes that the relationship between India and Africa will be the defining partnership of the 21st Century and stated that an FTA with different regions on the continent would be the next logical step during the India Economic Summit in New Delhi on Tuesday.[…..]

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    India and Canada Launch FTA Talks

    Nov. 12 – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Friday that they have begun discussing the possibility of a bilateral free trade agreement. The two leaders officially launched the talks after meeting privately on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Seoul, commenting in a joint statement that[…..]

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    Japan and India Endorse Free Trade Agreement, Discuss Future Relations

    Oct. 27 – Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh officially agreed on Monday to support a bilateral free trade agreement, signaling intentions by Japan to wean itself off of imports from China as well as an expansion of India’s role in the region. After recent territorial disputes and rumored Chinese[…..]

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    Vietnam Exempts Import Tax Under Australia, ASEAN, New Zealand Treaty

    Jul. 1 – Vietnam will exempt as much as 90 percent of tax lines on goods imported from Australia, New Zealand and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members this year. By 2017, Vietnam will remove import tariffs on butter, milk and cheese. Import duties on car components will also be slashed to 5 percent[…..]

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    Hong Kong Signs Tax Treaties with Netherlands, Brunei

    Mar. 29 – Hong Kong recently signed tax agreements with Brunei and the Netherlands for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion of income tax. The deals come at the urging of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which has asked China’s Special Administrative Region to incorporate a more transparent[…..]

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    Indonesia Wants to Delay China-ASEAN Pact

    Jan. 14 – The Indonesian government has formally lodged a letter to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) asking for the group’s free trade pact with China to be delayed to January 2011. The deal began this month; imposing zero tariffs on around 90 percent of imported goods including textiles, steel and chemicals. Indonesia[…..]

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    India, Indonesia to Sign Free Trade Agreement

    Oct. 20 – After signing the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, Jakarta and New Delhi are now set to launch negotiations for a similar bilateral deal to open trade in goods and services between their respective countries. The Indo-Indonesian Joint Study Group (JSG) after studying the advantages of an economic cooperation between the two recommends the[…..]

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    Vietnam, Chile Begin Fourth Round of FTA Negotiation

    Oct. 1 – Vietnam and Chile began the fourth round of free trade negotiations in Chilean capital of Santiago on Monday. “At this stage, we expect to move ahead on the issues related to the first negotiation stage”, the Chilean authorities said. Chili views Vietnam as great potential market for foreign investment. “The agreement will[…..]

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