INZBC and NZIRI co-hosts public lectures focussing on TPP

Press Release – India NZ Business Council India New Zealand Business Council and The New Zealand India Research Institute co-hosted public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on 21st April, 2016. These public lectures focused on Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impacts for both New Zealand …INZBC and NZIRI co-hosts public lectures focussing on TPP India New Zealand Business Council and The New Zealand India Research Institute co-hosted public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on 21st April, 2016. These public lectures focused on Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impacts for both New Zealand and India. The first of these lectures was given by Dr Amitendu Palit from the National University of Singapore who was specially flown in to share his knowledge in the forum. The topic was ‘India, APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) and TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership): Navigating a Complex Landscape’. In this lecture Dr Palit described India’s trade policies in recent years to show that the “energy and robustness of India’s foreign policy has not been reflected in her trade policy”. India has been showing ambivalence with regards to APEC and more recently TPP. The TPP will certainly affect India’s export market. The RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) in which a number of TPP countries are participation, could be an “answer” for India’s problems. But “early conclusion of RCEP”, he pointed out, is “difficult”. Dr Palit is an economist...

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