India’s observer status raises questions about its IPEF plans
A former Indian commerce secretary under condition of anonymity said India might have consciously decided to participate as an observer since it might not be ready for this agreement right now
India | Piyush Goyal | Indo pacific ties
India participated only as an observer in the just concluded Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) chaired by the US Trade Representative (USTR) Catherine Tai. Experts believe India may not be yet ready to fully commit itself to the ongoing discussions to finalise the contours of a trade deal among the 14 IPEF members led by the US.
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First Published: Sun, July 31 2022. 15:45 IST
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