Mauritius-India: 3rd round of discussions on CECPA to be held in Mauritius

Mauritius will host the 3rd round of discussions on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) from 22 to 24 January 2018.  In this context, a thirteen-member delegation from India, comprising officials from the Indian Department of Commerce, the Department of Revenue, and the Indian Research and Information System is expected for the negotiations to be held at Le Méridien Hotel, in Pointe aux Piments.

The Mauritian delegation will be led by the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mrs U. C. Dwarka Canabady, and comprise the Director, Trade Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr N. Boodhoo, as well as representatives from both the public and private sectors.

The objective of the 3rd round Meeting is to finalise the Joint Study Report which will serve as basis for negotiations on the CECPA.  Discussions will also focus on the four pillars of the CECPA which are namely: Trade in Goods, Services, Investment and Economic Cooperation.

Spanning over three days, this 3rd round of discussions will take stock of the 2nd Meeting which was held in India and final discussions on the Joint Study Report.  Trade in Goods and Services on sanitary-phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade and rules of origin are issues to be discussed during the Meeting.

In September 2016, Mauritius and India agreed to resume negotiations on the CECPA.  The conclusion of the CECPA will move the commercial relations between both countries to a higher level and provide a platform to address any barriers in trade.

 

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