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INDIA AND MAURITIUS SIGN COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

INDIA AND MAURITIUS SIGN COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Context

The government of Mauritius and India signed the India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA)  in Port Louis.

Details

  • CECPA  is the first trade agreement signed by India with a country in Africa.
  • The Agreement is a limited agreement, which will cover 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
  • The CECPA between India and Mauritius covers 310 export items for India, including foodstuff and beverages (80 lines), agricultural products (25 lines), textile and textile articles (27 lines), base metals and articles thereof (32 lines), electricals and the electronic item (13 lines), plastics and chemicals (20 lines), wood and articles thereof (15 lines), and others.
  • India has offered around 95 sub-sectors from the 11 broad services sectors, including professional services, R&D, other business services, telecommunication, financial, distribution, higher education, environmental, health, tourism and travel-related services, recreational services and transport services.

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