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C3S Issue Brief I- Noodle Bowl Trap: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; By Balasubramanian

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

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C3S Issue Brief I: 001/2019

C3S launches its Issue Brief initiative. An issue briefs is a summary of the knowledge surrounding an issue or a problem. It summarises the issue giving clear, concise and complete information describing all facets of a particular issue including a detailed illustration in the form of images, data, and facts. It also includes recommendations for action and predictions on the future course of an issue.

Issue Briefs are available for download as PDFs.

The objective of this issue brief is to address India’s concerns with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The RCEP received a renewed push Post-Mamallapuram Meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. This issue brief seeks to highlight areas India needs to focus on resolving its structural issues and push second-generation reforms to make its trade more competitive and export-oriented. It addresses questions on how can India despite negotiations for RCEP can protect its domestic industries and trade interests. Towards the end, the Issue Brief will conclude with policy prescriptions for India.

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About the Author

Balasubramanian C. is a Research Officer at Chennai Centre for China Studies. He has completed his Masters in Public Administration and Bachelors in Commerce. His areas of interests include Sino – Russian Relations, Soft Power and Diplomacy, Ancient Indian Strategic Thoughts, Security and Strategic Studies.

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