India and the US are close to signing a limited trade deal that includes some key agricultural and dairy products, medical devices and some issues of digital trade. However a more ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is being discussed between the two countries and talks may be launched soon. The coverage of this FTA is expected to be vast with implications for all sectors and constituencies, including agriculture and dairy, key industrial products, medicines, and the digital economy. It could also bring in a host of regulatory issues.
IT for Change and Third World Network are co-organizing a webinar series on the trade deal between India and the US to discuss its implications on India and its people. The series will attempt to answer the question: What are the gains and losses for India from such trade deals, especially in the light of Covid-19, which is making India look towards achieving self-sufficiency in key segments, and providing jobs and income support to millions who have been hit hard by the pandemic?
The webinars organized as part of this series include:
This webinar was the first of a series on the proposed India-US trade deals, hosted on August 4, 2020. This session discussed the implications of the deal for India and its people, looking at issues on the table and analyzing expected impacts. Click here to watch the session.
This webinar was the second of a series on the proposed India-US trade deals, hosted on August 24, 2020. The session discussed the implications of the deal for Indian farmers’ livelihoods and incomes as well as food security issues. Click here to watch the session.