Joint press statement on the India-Australia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement(Ceca) by Trade Ministers of Australia and India
- Hon’ble Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Food and Consumer Affairs and Textiles, India
- Hon’ble Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Food and Consumer Affairs and Textiles, India and Hon’ble Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia held a video conference on 21 December 2021 to expedite the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) negotiations.
- The Ministers appreciated the progress made in various rounds of talks between the chief negotiators of both sides and discussed the way forward for an early conclusion of an interim agreement. In this regard, both the Ministers appreciated that bilateral trade talks have been very progressive and both the ministers have decided to deepen the engagement and directed the officials to speed up the negotiations to pave the way for a comprehensive agreement.
- The Ministers look forward to a balanced trade agreement that encourages benefit to both the economies and their people, and that reflects their shared commitment to a rules-based international trading system.