#Country Focus, #Global Edition- March 2018
The recent India visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to hit the right note for investment potential.
For two economies as culturally interlinked as India and Canada, the intensity in trade ties have always flattered to deceive. In 2017, bilateral trade between the two nations stood at $8.4 billion with India having a trade deficit of approximately $2 billion. Trade has grown since 2010, when it was just $3.21 billion, but it still does not reflect the true potential. India accounts for only 1.95 per cent of Canada’s global trade.
#April 2017, #Commonwealth, #Special Edition – May 2017, #COMMONWEALTH, #December 2017, #India & The World
François-Philippe Champagne is Canada’s Minister for International Trade with over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with the minister soon after the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London recently to explore the potential of India-Canada ties within a broader multilateral context.
What is the status of the Canada-India free trade agreement?
The negotiation of the Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) began in November 2010. Nine rounds of negotiations have been held to date; the latest of which was in March 2015. And, last fall, my predecessor, Chrystia Freeland, met with her Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, during the 3rd Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment in Toronto.
#May/June 2016, #2016, #Global Indians
The Indian Diaspora has been at the forefront of some of the key posts around the world. ‘India Global Business’ takes a look at the government and ministerial posts occupied by prominent Indian voices in this series which tracks Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Lok Doots”.
#August 2017, #Guest Columns
The Government of India’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has been making its global mark across the UK, Canada and South-East Asia with its unique business model.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, government of India, is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio (worth £5.6bn over a period of three years). As of now, EESL has explored opportunities and commenced establishment of operations in the UK, Canada, South Asia and South-East Asia.