Free Trade Agreement Between India And France
One of the EU`s main objectives in its trade relations with India is to work towards a strong, transparent, open, non-discriminatory and predictable regulatory and trading environment for European companies trading with or investing in India, including the protection of their investments and intellectual property. The aim is to help unlock the untapped potential of TRADE BETWEEN THE EU and India. At present, India`s trade regime and regulatory environment remain relatively restrictive. Technical barriers to trade (TBT), sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, derogations from international standards and agreements, and discrimination based on legislative or administrative measures by India affect a wide range of sectors, including goods, services, investment and government procurement. Bilateral trade between India and France increased from 8.3 billion $US in 2015-16 to 10.96 billion $US in 2016-17. The following four agreements/moUs were signed during Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi`s visit to France on 10-11 April 2015: French Government; (ii) railway protocol between the Indian Ministry of Railways and SNCF (SNCF) on cooperation in the renovation of high-speed trains and stations; iii) MoU between the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), India and the National Professional Certification Commission (CNCD) & iv) Letter of Intent on Tourism. During the visit of the French President to India (14-15 February 2013), the two countries concluded an agreement between the Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India and the French National Railways (SNCF) on technical cooperation in the railway sector, as well as a general framework agreement between Oséo (the French Agency for the Promotion of Innovation) and the Technology Development Board (TDB) of India to create a framework for cooperation, oséo and TDB activities related to the exchange of good practices and the implementation of coordinated measures to promote technological exchanges and cooperation in innovation between companies, organizations and institutions in France and India. Afghanistan has concluded bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: This is a list of free trade agreements between two parties, where each party could be a country (or other customs territory), a trading bloc or an informal group of countries. The following four moUs were signed during Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi`s visit to France in August 2019: i) MoU between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energies and the French Commission for Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy (CEA), ii) administrative agreement between the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship and the French Ministry of National Education and Youth for the development of skills and vocational training; iii) the cooperation agreement between the Centre for the Development of Advanced Informatics (C-DAC), an autonomous scientific society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technologies, and Atos, a French multinational IT services and consulting company, iv) implementation agreement between ISRO and CNES (France) for the maritime common domain awareness. Professionals, students and academics from India and France may soon be able to live and work in the countries of the other country. .