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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (Registration: 5:30 PM )
|LOCATION||Lecture Room – I, India International Centre (Annexe), 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003|
|SPEAKERS||S K LAMBAH, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India|
PREETI SARAN, Secretary (East), Ministry of External AffairsANDRÉS BARBÉ, Ambassador of Chile to India
MARÍA CRISTINA UELTSCHI, Ambassador of Argentina to India
|MODERATOR||DEEPAK BHOJWANI, Adviser, Latin America & Caribbean, Ananta Centre & Former Ambassador of India to Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba|
|ABOUT THE EVENT|
India has stepped up its economic and commercial engagement with Latin America recently. But the overall trade has fallen over the past financial year, due to the drop in primary commodity exports from Latin America such as crude oil. In spite of this, India’s exports have kept pace with its important trade partners and new markets have opened. The recent finalisation of the expanded Preferential Tariff Agreement with Chile, ongoing negotiations with the 4-nation Mercosur to expand the PTA with that bloc, and forthcoming negotiations with Peru, bode well for an accelerated commercial relationship.
The broader economic relationship is thriving, with increasing corporate interest and investment in a wide range of sectors – extractive, manufacturing, services and a healthy exchange of technological expertise. The session will aim to explore the steps being taken to facilitate economic and commercial exchanges to realise the immense potential both regions offer each other.