India-Mauritius CECPA – Opportunities and Implications

TPCI organised a webinar on “India- Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement – opportunities and implications” on July 1, 2021. In view of the recent Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) signed between India and Mauritius on 22 February 2021, this session highlighted the opportunities and implications arising for India. The agreement came into effect on 1st April’ 2021. It covers Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin, Trade in Services, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, Dispute Settlement, Movement of Natural Persons, Telecom, Financial services, Customs Procedures and Cooperation in other Areas.

This is the first trade agreement India has signed with an African country, thus opening unexplored spaces for the nation. The esteemed panelists from different domains discussed their perspective on India-Mauritius relations post the agreement. Panelists at the session were:

• Dr. Srikar K. Reddy, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI

• H.E. Mrs. S B Hanoomanjee, High Commissioner of Mauritius to India

• Mr. Bipin Menon, Development Commissioner, Noida SEZ

• Dr. Pralok Gupta, Associate Professor-Services & Investment, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

• Prof Ram Upendra Das, Head, Centre for Regional Trade, New Delhi

The session was moderated by Sameer Pushp, Director – Media & Corporate Communications, Trade Promotion Council of India.

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