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Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to skip RCEP meet in China later this week

The upcoming meet is set to see the Asean nations, desperate to sign the deal by 2019-end, make a crucial push to get both India and China on the same page when it comes to tariff reduction

Piyush Goyal, commerce and industry minister
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Piyush Goyal, commerce and industry minister

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal (pictured) is set to skip the ministerial meet for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Beijing, later this week. 

Official sources said the latest changes in the minister's schedule was because of Parliament being extended till August 7. 

So far, 26 rounds of talks have concluded, apart from six minister-level meets. The upcoming meet is set to see the Asean nations, desperate to sign the deal by 2019-end, make a crucial push to get both India and China on the same page when it comes to tariff reduction. 

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First Published: Jul 30 2019 | 1:08 AM IST

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