ON 13 August 2009, ASEAN and India signed the ASEAN-India Trade Agreement (TIG) in Bangkok after six years of negotiations. The signing of the ASEAN-India trade agreement paves the way for the creation of one of the world`s largest free trade agreements – a market of nearly 1.8 billion people with a total GDP of $2.8 trillion. Under the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement, more than 90% of the products traded between the two dynamic regions, including so-called “special” products, such as palm oil (raw and refined), coffee, black tea and pepper, are filled with tariffs. Tariffs for more than 4,000 product lines will not be abolished until 2016 at the earliest. The Tig aSEAN-India agreement came into force on 1 January 2010. The free trade pact signed between Vietnam, the emerging leader of Southeast Asia, and Belgium`s 27-member customs bloc, the European Union (EU), does not bode well for India, exporters and trade experts told CNBC-TV18. List of agreements between two states, two blocs or one bloc and one state. An interactive list of bilateral and multilateral free trade instruments can be find on the TREND Analytics website.  EVFTA will also make Vietnam a better place for investments that emigrate from China as a result of the china-U.S. trade war, Dhar added. Switzerland (which has a customs union with Liechtenstein, which is sometimes included in agreements) has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: India`s neighbours, including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Pakistan, are currently shipping clothes to the European Union with zero tariffs, while India`s trade agreements with the EU have a tax rate of 9.6%.
“Indian exporters are worried about losing their markets in the EU for key products to Vietnam, where their competitor will soon have the advantage of duty-free access because of its free trade agreement with the bloc. India can nullify this advantage by concluding its own free trade agreement, but it must act with caution, as an early agreement can cause the sector to lose more than it gains. Turkey has bilateral and multilateral agreements: this is the first free trade agreement signed following the emergence of the global pandemic of COVID 19, which has disrupted supply chains. For the EU, this is the second free trade agreement in Southeast Asia after Singapore. The free trade pact will enter into force from July this year. According to Palit, India`s global trade interests would have been largely protected if the country had not left the RCEP mega-agreement, which, in its original form, had 16 nations, including India. THE IFEO recently asked the Ministry of Commerce to speed up negotiations on the Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), launched in 2007 and launched in 2007, but which has been on the brink since 2013 due to differences in key areas. List of agreements being negotiated. Agreements that have so far been discussed only in the absence of formal action by the parties concerned are not mentioned. The EU free trade agreement with Vietnam is a blow to India. India has begun trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) and is open to dialogue with the UK on a free trade agreement, Trade and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said recently.