I think that my company’s product would be successful in other countries, but I’m not sure how to get started in international business. Is there help for new exporters?

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Exporting can be profitable for U.S. companies, large and small. To learn more about getting started, visit the Export Basics section on the U.S. government’s export portal, Export.gov. You’ll be able to take the Export Readiness Assessment and learn how to prepare to enter new markets. You can also talk to trade specialists at the… Read more »

What is the Exclusion List? How is it different from the Negative List?

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Exclusion List or Negative List is a list of all items on which no tariff concessions/ any other form of barrier reduction have been offered by individual Parties. The India-ASEAN Trade in goods agreement uses the term EL (Exclusion List) which in common parlance is referred to as Negative List. International Trade Law includes the… Read more »

How do I obtain information on the Indian market?

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The U.S. Commercial Service in India identifies the industry sectors that offer the most potential for U.S. products and services, and prepares market research reports on an on-going basis. If you would like to receive market intelligence about export opportunities for your particular product or service, CS India can conduct customized market research for your… Read more »

I am an American company and want to export to India. Where do I start?

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An International Trade Specialist at your nearest Export Assistant Center can assist you to obtain market information and provide information about the wide range of U.S. Commercial Service export promotion programs and services. The U.S. Commercial Service in India identifies the industry sectors that offer the most potential for U.S. products and services, and prepares… Read more »

What are the Special Products in India’s Schedule of Tariff Commitments?

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India’s Schedule of Tariff Commitments consists of 40 items placed under Special Products. This is also referred to as India’s Highly Sensitive List. These items belong to 5 products namely Crude Palm Oil (CPO), Refined Palm Oil (RPO), coffee, pepper and tea. International Trade Law includes the appropriate rules and customs for handling trade between… Read more »

When did the India-ASEAN Agreement on Trade in Goods come into force and what is the period the tariff reduction?

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The India-ASEAN Agreement on Trade in Goods came into force on 1January 2010 in the case of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; 1June, 2010 for Vietnam; 1September, 2010 for Myanmar; 1October, 2010 for Indonesia; 1November, 2010 for Brunei; 24January,2011 for Laos; 1June,2011 for Philippines; and 29July, 2011 for Cambodia. The last period for tariff reduction or… Read more »

When did India sign the Agreement on Trade in Goods with ASEAN ?

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India and the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) comprising Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam signed the Trade in Goods Agreement under the broader framework of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and the ASEAN on 13 August, 2009 ASEAN and India signed a Framework… Read more »

What is the Asean-India Framework Agreement for CECA?

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Asean and India signed a Framework Agreement for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) on October 8, 2003. In 2003, only the goods trade was negotiated at the first instance and the services and investment trade is under negotiation. Under the Framework Agreement Asean and India agreed to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement covering trade in… Read more »

What are the four modes of supply under trade in services?

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The four modes of supply under trade in services are following – Mode 1: Cross border supply (supply from the territory of a Party into the territory of the other Party). For example an architect can send his architectural plan through electronic means; a teacher can send teaching material to students in any other country;… Read more »