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Cabinet okays trade deal with Mauritius, the first with an African nation

Agreement is limited in scope, covers 310 export items from India and 615 imported products from Mauritius

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
The Cabinet has approved the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between India and Mauritius to encourage and improve trade between the two countries.

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 persons, telecom, financial services, customs procedures and cooperation in other areas. The CECPA will be the first trade agreement to be signed by India with a country in Africa, information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said. 

The agreement covers 310 export items for

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First Published: Feb 17 2021 | 5:37 PM IST

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