The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will only be worth it if it concludes with an innovation-maximizing trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals for the U.S.
This ICRIER report marks the first exhaustive study on the possibilities of comprehensive economic partnership between India and Taiwan. It focuses on how Asian countries can leverage their mutual complementarities, develop production networks and efficient supply chains, and enhance investment flows.
This ICRIER report estimates the economic potential of liberalized trade and investment between India and Pakistan. The study finds that this trade potential remains unrealized largely due to impediments in transport and transit facilities, a restrictive visa regime, continuation of large informal trade flows, and the presence of ‘perceived’ non-tariff barriers to trade between India and Pakistan.
Canada’s potential trade deal with the European Union, if it is ambitious, could generate far more opportunities than risks, according to this report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
An EU-US FTA would signal to the world the seriousness with which both parties take true free trade, and that more than anything else would animate the global dialogue in favor or more serious multilateral trade liberalization.
This ICRIER paper examines the ground covered so far by India and the challenges that remain for it to realize the benefits of the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA). Resolving issues such as the liberalization of tariffs (including trimming sensitive lists), non-tariff barriers, transport and transit barriers, and customs reforms can maximize the impact of SAFTA for South Asian nations.
This ICRIER report examines the prospects and economic potential of an India-United States Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). It documents the strong growth of U.S.-India trade and investment activity, and charts a path forward for further trade and investment liberalization.
Information Technology Agreement member countries—developed and developing alike—should seize on the opportunity to further tariff rate elimination on ICT products.
Negotiations toward the TPP Agreement should conclude with a gold-standard trade agreement.
This report examines the opportunities and challenges associated with Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization.