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India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA) to come into force on 29 December 2022

Posted On: 16 DEC 2022 5:28PM by PIB Delhi

India and Australia have signed the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA) on 2 April,2022, which will come into force on 29.12.2022.

Indian exports will benefit from preferential zero duty market access in Australia for 100% of its tariff lines, which will benefit India’s labour-intensive sectors such as gems and jewellery, textiles, leather, footwear, furniture, food, and agricultural products, engineering products, medical devices, and automobiles. On the other hand, India has provided preferential access to Australia on over 70% of its tariff lines, which are primarily raw materials and intermediaries such as coal, mineral ores etc., which are required for our domestic manufacturing industry.  Moreover, Australia has also provided additional market access and mobility facility for Indian professionals including chefs and yoga teachers.

This information has been provided by Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel said in reply to a parliamentary question today.






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