Mauritius and India make progress on new strategic partnership

The third round of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement (CECPA) Mauritius-India ended on Wednesday, January 25, 2018. The discussions were held for three days at the Hotel Le Méridien in Pointe aux Piments. The Mauritian and Indian parties are showing satisfaction on the progress made in the negotiations.

Mauritius and India have embarked on a new strategic partnership that includes trade in goods, services and investment. This third of the negotiations made progress on all aspects of the CECPA. “We are moving towards a very liberal trade regime,” said the head of the Indian delegation, Mr. Manoj Dwivedi, Joint Secretary (Africa) at the Department of Commerce of India.

For his part, Sunil Boodhoo, director of the Trade Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, agrees, saying that operators in both countries will find new business opportunities in the United States. some 500 products that will be liberalized.

The Mauritian and Indian parties will met in New Delhi in March 2018 to continue negotiations.

 

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