Framework Agreement with ASEAN

Preamble

WE, the Heads of State/Government of the Republic of India (India), and Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia (Cambodia), the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia), the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar), the Republic of the Philippines (the Philippines), the Republic of Singapore (Singapore), the Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand), the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (Viet Nam), Member States of the Association of South East Asian Nations (collectively, "ASEAN" or "ASEAN Member States", or individually, "ASEAN Member State");

Recalling that in 2002, we had agreed on the importance of enhancing our close economic cooperation and to work towards an India-ASEAN Regional Trade and Investment Area (RTIA) as a long-term objective;

Desiring to adopt a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (this Agreement) between India and ASEAN (collectively, "the Parties", or individually referring to India or to an ASEAN Member State as a "Party") that is forward-looking in order to forge a closer economic partnership in the 21st century;

Desiring to minimise barriers and deepen economic linkages between the Parties; lower costs; increase intra-regional trade and investment; increase economic efficiency; create a larger market with greater opportunities and larger economies of scale for the businesses of the Parties; and enhance the attractiveness of the Parties to capital and talent;

Recognising the important role and contribution of the business sector in enhancing trade and investment between the Parties and the need to further promote and facilitate their cooperation and utilisation of greater business opportunities provided by the India-ASEAN RTIA;

Recognising the different stages of economic development among ASEAN Member States and the need for flexibility, including the need to facilitate the increasing participation of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (the New ASEAN Member States) in the India-ASEAN economic co-operation and the expansion of their exports, inter alia, through the strengthening of their domestic capacity, efficiency and competitiveness;

Reaffirming the rights, obligations and undertakings of the respective parties under the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements and arrangements; and

Recognising that regional trade arrangements can contribute towards accelerating regional and global liberalisation and as building blocks in the framework of the multilateral trading system,

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Have agreed as follows:

ARTICLE 1

Objectives

The objectives of this Agreement are to:

·         strengthen and enhance economic, trade and investment co-operation between the Parties;

·         progressively liberalise and promote trade in goods and services as well as create a transparent, liberal and facilitative investment regime;

·         explore new areas and develop appropriate measures for closer economic co-operation between the Parties; and

·         facilitate the more effective economic integration of the new ASEAN Member States and bridge the development gap among the Parties.

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ARTICLE 2

Measures For Economic Cooperation

The Parties agree to enter into negotiations in order to establish an India-ASEAN Regional Trade and Investment Area (RTIA), which includes a Free Trade Area (FTA) in goods, services and investment, and to strengthen and enhance economic cooperation through the following:

a.     progressive elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers in substantially all trade in goods;

b.     progressive liberalisation of trade in services with substantial sectoral coverage;

c.     establishment of a liberal and competitive investment regime that facilitates and promotes investment within the India-ASEAN RTIA;

d.     provision of special and differential treatment to the New ASEAN Member States;

provision of flexibility to the Parties in the India-ASEAN RTIA negotiations to address their sensitive areas in the goods, services and investment sectors with such flexibilities to be negotiated and mutually agreed based on the principle of reciprocity and mutual benefits;

establishment of effective trade and investment facilitation measures, including, but not limited to, simplification of customs procedures and development of mutual recognition arrangements;

expansion of economic cooperation in areas as may be mutually agreed between the Parties that will complement the deepening of trade and investment links between the Parties and formulation of action plans and programmes in order to implement the agreed sectors/areas of co-operation; and

establishment of appropriate mechanisms for the purposes of effective implementation of this Agreement.

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ARTICLE 3

Trade In Goods

1.     With a view to expediting the expansion of trade in goods, the Parties agree to enter into negotiations in which duties and other restrictive regulations of commerce (except, where necessary, those permitted under Article XXIV (8)(b) of the WTO General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)) shall be eliminated on substantially all trade in goods between the Parties.

2.     For the purposes of this Article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context otherwise requires:

a.     "applied Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates" shall refer to the respective applied rates of the Parties as of 1 July 2004; and "non-tariff measures" shall include non-tariff barriers.

3.     Upon signing of this Agreement, the Parties shall commence consultations on each other’s trade regime, including, but not limited to the following:

a.     trade and tariff data;

b.     customs procedures, rules and regulations;

c.     non tariff measures including, but not limited to import licensing requirement and procedure, quantitative restrictions, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary;

d.     intellectual property rights rules and regulations; and

e.     trade policy.

4.     The tariff reduction or elimination programme of the Parties shall require tariffs on listed products to be gradually reduced and, where applicable, eliminated in accordance with this Article.

5.     The products which are subject to the tariff reduction or elimination programme under this Article shall include all products not covered by the Early Harvest Programme (EHP) under Article 7 of this Agreement, and such products shall be categorised into two tracks as follows:

a.     Normal Track: Products listed in the Normal Track by a Party on its own accord shall have their respective applied MFN tariff rates gradually reduced or eliminated in accordance with specified schedules and rates (to be mutually agreed by the Parties) over a period from:

i.    1 January 2006 to 31 December 2011 for India, and Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand;

ii.    1 January 2006 to 31 December 2016 for India and the Philippines; and

iii.   1 January 2006 to 31 December 2011 for India and 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2016 for the New ASEAN Member States.

In respect of those tariffs which have been reduced but have not been eliminated, they shall be progressively eliminated within timeframes to be mutually agreed between the Parties.

b.     Sensitive Track:

i.    The number of products listed in the Sensitive Track shall be subject to a maximum ceiling to be mutually agreed among the Parties.

ii.    Products listed in the Sensitive Track by a Party on its own accord shall, where applicable, have their respective applied MFN tariff rates progressively reduced/eliminated within timeframes to be mutually agreed between the Parties.

6.     The commitments undertaken by the Parties under this Article and Article 7 of this Agreement shall fulfil the WTO requirements to eliminate tariffs on substantially all the trade between the Parties.

7.     The specified tariff rates/tariff preferences to be mutually agreed between the Parties pursuant to this Article shall set out only the limits of the applicable tariff rates/preferences or range for the specified year of implementation by the Parties.

8.     The negotiations between the Parties to establish the India-ASEAN RTIA covering trade in goods shall also include, but not be limited to the following:

a.     modalities, including detailed rules governing the tariff reduction and/or elimination;

b.     Rules of Origin;

c.     treatment of out-of-quota rates;

d.     modification of a Party’s commitments under the agreement on trade in goods based on WTO agreements;

e.     non-tariff measures/barriers, including, but not limited to, quantitative restrictions or prohibition on the importation of any product or on the export or sale for export of any product, as well as sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade;

f.      safeguards based on the WTO agreements;

g.     disciplines on subsidies and countervailing measures and anti-dumping measures based on the existing WTO agreements; and

h.     facilitation and promotion of effective and adequate protection of trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights based on existing WTO, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and other relevant agreements.

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ARTICLE 4

Trade In Services

With a view to expediting the expansion of trade in services, the Parties agree to enter into negotiations to progressively liberalise trade in services on a preferential basis with substantial sectoral coverage. Such negotiations shall be directed to:

progressive elimination of substantially all discrimination between or among the Parties and/or prohibition of new or more discriminatory measures with respect to trade in services between the Parties, except for measures permitted under Article V(1)(b) of the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);

expansion in the depth and scope of liberalisation of trade in services beyond those undertaken by India and ASEAN Member States under the GATS; and

enhanced cooperation in services between the Parties in order to improve efficiency and competitiveness, as well as to diversify the supply and distribution of services of the respective service suppliers of the Parties.

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ARTICLE 5

Investment

To promote investments and to create a liberal, facilitative, transparent and competitive investment regime, the Parties agree to:

enter into negotiations in order to progressively liberalise their investment regimes;

strengthen cooperation in investment, facilitate investment and improve transparency of investment rules and regulations; and

provide for the protection of investments.

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ARTICLE 6

Areas of Economic Cooperation

1.     Where appropriate, the Parties agree to strengthen their cooperation in the following areas, including, but not limited to:

a.     Trade Facilitation:

i.    Mutual Recognition Arrangements, conformity assessment, accreditation procedures, and standards and technical regulations;

ii.    non-tariff measures;

iii.   customs cooperation;

iv    trade financing; and

v.   business visa and travel facilitation.

b.     Sectors of Cooperation:

i.    agriculture, fisheries and forestry;

ii.    services: media and entertainment, health, financial, tourism, construction, business process outsourcing, environmental;

iii.   mining and energy: oil and natural gas, power generation and supply;

iv.   science and technology: information and communications technology, electronic-commerce, biotechnology;

v.   transport and infrastructure: transport and communication;

vi.   manufacturing: automotive, drugs and pharmaceuticals, textiles, petrochemicals, garments, food processing, leather goods, light engineering goods, gems and jewellery processing;

vii.  human resource development: capacity building, education, technology transfer; and

viii. others: handicrafts, small and medium enterprises, competition policy, Mekong Basin Development, intellectual property rights, government procurement.

c.     Trade and Investment Promotion:

i.    fairs and exhibitions;

ii.    India-ASEAN weblinks; and

iii.   business sector dialogues.

2.     The Parties agree to implement capacity building programmes and technical assistance, particularly for the New ASEAN Member States, in order to adjust their economic structure and expand their trade and investment with India.

3.     Parties may establish other bodies as may be necessary to coordinate and implement any economic cooperation activities undertaken pursuant to this Agreement.

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ARTICLE 7

Early Harvest Programme

1.     With a view to accelerating the implementation of this Agreement, the Parties agree to implement an EHP, which is an integral part of the India-ASEAN RTIA, for products covered under paragraph 3(a) below. The progressive tariff reduction under the EHP shall commence from 1 November 2004, and tariff elimination shall be completed by 31 October 2007 for India and ASEAN-6, and 31 October 2010 for the New ASEAN Member States.

2.     For the purposes of this Article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context otherwise requires:

a.     "ASEAN 6" refers to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand; and

b.     "applied MFN tariff rates" shall refer to the respective applied rates of the Parties as of 1 July 2004.

3.     The product coverage, tariff reduction and elimination, removal of non-tariff barriers, rules of origin, trade remedies and emergency measures applicable to the EHP shall be as follows:

a.     Product Coverage

Common products on which the Parties agree to exchange tariff concessions are listed in Annex A.

Products on which India accords concessions to the New ASEAN Member States are listed in Annex B.

b.     Modality for Tariff Reduction and Elimination

The modality for tariff reduction and elimination for the products covered by the EHP shall be finalised under Article 8(2) of this Agreement.

c.     Removal of non-tariff measures

In order to fully realise the potential benefits of the EHP, the parties shall promote and facilitate trade in all products listed in the EHP. The parties shall also endeavour to refrain from using non-tariff measures adversely affecting trade in Early Harvest products.

d.     Rules of Origin

Products covered by the EHP shall qualify for tariff preferences in accordance with the Rules of Origin to be agreed under Article 8(2) of this Agreement.

e.     Application of WTO provisions

The WTO provisions governing modification of commitments, safeguard actions, emergency measures and other trade remedies, including anti-dumping and subsidies and countervailing measures, shall, in the interim, be applicable to the products covered under the EHP and shall be superseded and replaced by the relevant disciplines negotiated and agreed to by the Parties under Article 3(8) of this Agreement once these disciplines are implemented.

4.     The Parties shall also explore the feasibility of cooperation in the areas listed in Annex C.

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ARTICLE 8

Timeframes

1.     For trade in goods, negotiations on the agreement for tariff reduction/elimination and other matters as set out in Article 3 of this Agreement shall commence in January 2004 and be concluded by 30 June 2005 in order to establish the India-ASEAN FTA.

2.     The negotiations on Rules of Origin for trade in goods under Articles 3 and 7 and modality for tariff reduction and elimination under Article 7 shall be concluded no later than 31 July 2004.

3.     For trade in services and investments, the negotiations on the respective agreements shall commence in 2005 and be concluded by 2007. The identification, liberalisation, etc., of the sectors of services and investment shall be finalised for implementation subsequently in accordance with the timeframes to be mutually agreed: (a) taking into account the sensitive sectors of the Parties; and (b) with special and differential treatment and flexibility for the New ASEAN Member States.

4.     For other areas of economic cooperation, the Parties shall continue to build upon existing or agreed programmes set out in Article 6 of this Agreement, develop new economic cooperation programmes and conclude agreements on the various areas of economic cooperation. The Parties shall do so expeditiously for early implementation in a manner and at a pace acceptable to all the Parties concerned. The agreements shall include timeframes for the implementation of the commitments therein.

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ARTICLE 9

Most-Favoured Nation Treatment

India shall continue to accord Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) Treatment consistent with WTO rules and disciplines to all the non-WTO ASEAN Member States upon the date of signature of this Agreement.

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ARTICLE 10

General Exceptions

Subject to the requirement that such measures are not applied in a manner which would constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between or among the Parties where the same conditions prevail, or a disguised restriction on trade within the India-ASEAN FTA, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent any Party from taking action and adopting measures for the protection of its national security or the protection of articles of artistic, historic and archaeological value, or such other measures which it deems necessary for the protection of public morals, or for the protection of human, animal or plant life, health and conservation of exhaustible natural resources.

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ARTICLE 11

Dispute Settlement Mechanism

1.             The Parties shall, within one (1) year after the date of entry into force of this Agreement, establish appropriate formal dispute settlement procedures and mechanism for the purposes of this Agreement.

2.             Pending the establishment of the formal dispute settlement procedures and mechanism under paragraph 1 above, any disputes concerning the interpretation, implementation or application of this Agreement shall be settled amicably by mutual consultations.

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ARTICLE 12

Institutional Arrangements for the Negotiations

1.     There shall be established an ASEAN-India Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) to carry out the programme of negotiations set out in this Agreement.

2.     The ASEAN-India TNC may invite experts or establish any Working Group as may be necessary to assist in the negotiations of all sectors in the India-ASEAN RTIA.

3.     The ASEAN-India TNC shall regularly report to the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India and the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM-India Consultations), through the meetings of the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials and India (SEOM-India Consultations), on the progress and outcome of its negotiations.

4.     The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, and the ASEAN Secretariat shall jointly provide the necessary secretariat support to the ASEAN-India Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) whenever and wherever negotiations are held.

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ARTICLE 13

Miscellaneous Provisions

1.     This Agreement shall include the Annexes and the contents therein, and all future legal instruments agreed pursuant to this Agreement.

2.     Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, this Agreement or any action taken under it shall not affect or nullify the rights and obligations of a Party under existing agreements to which it is a party.

3.     The Parties shall endeavour to refrain from increasing restrictions or limitations that would affect the application of this Agreement.

4.     Any ASEAN Member State may defer its participation in the implementation of this Agreement provided that a notification is given to the other parties within twelve (12) months from the date of signing of this Agreement. Any extension of the negotiated concessions to such ASEAN Member State shall be voluntary on the part of the parties participating in such implementation. The ASEAN Member State concerned shall participate in the implementation of this Agreement at a later date on the same terms and conditions, including any further commitments that may have been undertaken by the other parties by the time of such participation.

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ARTICLE 14

Amendments

The provisions of this Agreement may be modified through amendments mutually agreed upon in writing by the Parties.

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ARTICLE 15

Depository

For the ASEAN Member States, this Agreement shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of ASEAN, who shall promptly furnish a certified copy thereof to India and each ASEAN Member State.

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ARTICLE 16

Entry into Force

1.     This Agreement shall enter into force on 1 July 2004.

2.     The Parties undertake to complete their internal procedures for the entry into force of this Agreement prior to 1 July 2004.

3.     Where a Party is unable to complete its internal procedures for the entry into force of this Agreement by 1 July 2004, the Agreement shall come into force for that Party upon the date of notification of the completion of its internal procedures. The Party concerned, however, shall be bound by the same terms and conditions, including any further commitments that may have been undertaken by the other Parties under this Agreement by the time of such notification.

4.     A Party shall upon the completion of its internal procedures for the entry into force of this Agreement notify all the other parties in writing.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, WE have signed this Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Association of South East Asian Nations.

DONE at Bali, this 8th day of October, 2003 in duplicate copies in the English Language.

For the Republic of India
________________________
 
ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE
Prime Minister

For Brunei Darussalam
______________________
 
HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH
Sultan of Brunei Darussalam
 

For the Kingdom of Cambodia
__________________________
 
SAMDECH HUN SEN
Prime Minister
 

For the Republic of Indonesia
_______________________
 
MEGAWATI SOEKARNOPUTRI
President
 

For the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
____________________________
 
BOUNNHANG VORACHITH
Prime Minister
 

For Malaysia
____________________________
 
MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD
Prime Minister
 

For the Union of Myanmar
______________________
 
GENERAL KHIN NYUNT
Prime Minister
 

For the Republic of the Philippines
____________________________
 
GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President
 

For the Republic of Singapore
__________________________
 
GOH CHOK TONG
Prime Minister
 

For the Kingdom of Thailand
___________________________
 
DR. THAKSIN SHINAWATRA
Prime Minister
 

For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
_________________________
 
PHAN VAN KHAI
Prime Minister

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ANNEX A

No.

6-digit HS Code

Description

1

160413

Sardines, sardinella and brisling or sprats, whole or in pieces

2

160414

Tunas, skipjack and atlantic bonito, prepared or preserved

3

180400

Cocoa butter, fat and oil

4

180500

Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter

5

200820

Pineapples, prepared or preserved

6

200949

Other pineapple juice

7

261000

Chromium ores and concentrates

8

261100

Tungsten ores and concentrates

9

270111

Anthracite

10

271311

Petroleum coke - Not calcined

11

271490

Bitumen and asphalt, natural; asphaltites and asphaltic rocks – Other

12

282120

Earth colours

13

282760

Iodides and iodide oxides

14

283410

Nitrites

15

283620

Disodium carbonate

16

283650

Calcium carbonate

17

283711

Of sodium

18

283911

Sodium metasilicates

19

283990

Other

20

290219

Other

21

290220

Benzene

22

290243

p-Xylene

23

290544

D-glucitol (sorbitol)

24

290722

Hydroquinone (quinol) and its salts

25

290723

4,4'- Isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A, diphenylolpropane) and its salts

26

290820

Derivatives containing only sulpho groups, their salts and esters

27

290942

Monomethyl ethers of ethylene glycol or of diethylene glycol

28

291250

Cyclic polymers of aldehydes

29

291614

Esters of methacrylic acid

30

291619

Other

31

291631

Benzoic acid, its salts and esters

32

291735

Phthalic anhydride

33

291739

Other

34

291829

Other

35

292149

Other

36

292250

Amino-alcohol-phenols, amino-acid-phenols and other amino-compounds with oxygen function

37

292410

Acyclic amides (including acyclic carbamates) and their derivatives; salts thereof

38

292990

Other

39

293219

Other

40

293799

Other

41

293890

Other

42

294200

Other organic compounds

43

320412

Acid dyes and mordant dyes and preparation based

44

320416

Reactive dyes and preparations based thereon

45

380290

Activated natural mineral products; animal black, including spent animal black

46

381230

Anti-oxidising preparations and other compound

47

382490

Products, preparations and residual products of the chemical

48

401011

Conveyor belts or belting; reinforced only with metal

49

401012

Conveyor belts or belting; reinforced only with textile material

50

401013

Conveyor belts or belting; reinforced only with plastics

51

401019

Other conveyor belts or belting

52

401029

Transmission belts or belting of vulcanised rubber

53

401410

Sheath contraceptives

54

401519

Gloves, other than surgical

55

410441

Full grains, unsplit, grain splits

56

441129

Other fiberboard of a density exceeding 0.5 g/cm3 but not exceeding 0.8 g/cm3

57

441510

Cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings; cable-drums

58

442010

Statuettes and other ornaments, of wood

59

442090

Other

60

470100

Mechanical wood pulp

61

481139

Other

62

481190

Other paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibers

63

481390

Other

64

481610

Carbon or similar copying papers

65

481910

Cartons, boxes and cases, of corrugated paper or paperboard

66

482010

Registers, account books, note books, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles

67

482040

Manifold business forms and interleaved carbon sets

68

482090

Other

69

482390

Other

70

490110

In single sheets, whether or not folded

71

491110

Trade advertising material, commercial catalogues and the like

72

491191

Pictures, designs and photographs

73

491199

Other

74

700521

Float glass: colored throughout the mass (body tinted) specified, flashed or merely surface ground

75

731029

Other of cans which are to be closed by soldering or crimping with capacity less than 501

76

740110

Copper matte

77

740311

Cathode and sections of cathodes

78

750110

Nickel mattes

79

750210

Unwrought nickel – nickel, not alloyed

80

780110

Refined lead

81

780191

Containing by weight antimony as the principle other element

82

800110

Unwrought tin, not alloyed

83

841090

Parts, including regulators

84

841199

Other

85

841320

Hand pumps, other than those of subheading No. 8413.11 or 8413.19

86

842839

Continuous-action elevators/conveyors for goods/material

87

842890

Other machinery

88

843221

Disc harrows

89

844820

Parts and accessories of machines of heading No. 84.44 or of their auxiliary machinery

90

844832

Of machines for preparing textile fibers, other than card clothing

91

844833

Spindles, spindle flyers, spinning rings and ring travelers

92

844839

Other

93

845530

Rolls for rolling mills

94

845590

Other parts

95

846693

For machines of headings Nos. 84.56 to 84.61

96

846789

Other

97

846930

Other typewriters, non-electric

98

847329

Other

99

848071

Injection or compression types

100

848079

Other

101

848180

Other appliances

102

848220

Tapered roller bearings, including cone and tapered roller assemblies

103

848299

Other

104

848360

Clutches and shaft couplings (including universal joints)

105

848410

Gaskets and similar joints of metal sheeting combined with other material or of two or more layers of metal

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ANNEX B

No.

6-digit HS Code

Description

1

080211

Almonds fresh or dried in shell

2

130110

Lac

3

130120

Gum Arabic

4

130190

Others

5

140110

Bamboos

6

140120

Rattans

7

140190

Other

8

170490

Other

9

252100

Limestone flux; limestone and other calcareous stone, of a kind used for the manufacture of lime or cement

10

252400

Asbestos

11

253090

Other

12

260700

Lead ores and concentrates

13

260800

Zinc ores and concentrates

14

260900

Tin ores and concentrates

15

261510

Zirconium ores and concentrates

16

270112

Bituminous coal

17

270400

Coke and semi-coke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon

18

270820

Pitch coke

19

271119

Other

20

280920

Phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids

21

283327

Of barium

22

284800

Phospides, whether or not chemically defined, excluding ferrophosphorus

23

292241

Lysine and its esters; salts thereof

24

293299

Other

25

300390

Other ayurvedic homeopathic and allopathic medicine for therapeutic prophylactic uses, not put up for retail sale

26

401590

Other articles of apparel & clothing accessories

27

410110

- Whole hides and skins of bovine animals, of a weight per skin not exceeding 8 kg when simply dried, 10 kg when dry-salted, or 14 kg when fresh, wet-salted or otherwise preserved

28

410121

- - Whole

29

410122

- - Butts and bends

30

410129

- - Other

31

410130

- Other hides and skins of bovine animals, otherwise preserved

32

410140

- Hides and skins of equine animals

33

410310

Raw hides & skins of goats or kids

34

410320

- Of reptiles

35

410390

- Other

36

410512

Sheep/lamb skin leather otherwise pre-tanned w/n split

37

440110

Fuel wood in logs billets etc/in similar forms

38

440130

Sawdust and wood waste/scrap whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms

39

440320

Wood in rough, coniferous

40

440349

Other tropical wood

41

440392

Beech wood in rough

42

440399

Other wood in rough

43

440420

Hoopwood; non-coniferous

44

440710

Coniferous

45

440729

Other

46

440792

Of beech (Fagus spp.)

48

440810

Coniferous

49

440839

Other of tropical wood

50

440890

Veneer sheets plysheets etc of other wood

51

440920

Non-coniferous

52

441011

Waferboard, including oriented strand board of wood

53

441019

Other particle and similar board of wood

54

441213

With at least one outer ply of tropical wood specified in Subheading Note 1 to this Chapter

55

441219

Hardwood plywood

56

441229

Other plywood with at least one outer ply of non-coniferous wood (excluding one layer of particle board)

57

441299

Other plywood, veneered panels and laminated wood panel and laminated wood

58

441600

Casks, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers' products and parts thereof, of wood, including staves

59

441820

Doors and their frames and thresholds

60

441830

Parquet panels (teak)

61

442190

Other articles excluding cloth hangers

62

480570

Other paper and paperboard, weighing more than 150 g/m˛ but less than 225 g/m˛

63

481950

Other packing containers, including record sleeves

64

482311

Self-adhesive

65

560710

Twine, cordage, robes and cables of jute

66

630510

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods made up of jute textile bast fibres: -new

67

640312

- - Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear and snowboard boots

68

640319

- - Other

69

640320

- Footwear with outer soles of leather, and uppers which consist of leather straps across the instep and around the big toe

70

640330

- Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap

71

640340

- Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toe-cap

72

640351

- - Covering the ankle

73

640359

- - Other

74

640391

- - Covering the ankle

75

640399

- - Other

76

710310

Unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped

77

710391

Rubies, sapphires and emeralds

78

710399

Other

79

720854

Flat-rolled products, not in coils of a thickness <3 mm, not further worked than hot-rolled, pickled

80

722020

Cold rolled products of stainless steel of width less than 600 mm

81

830890

Other made up articles including parts

82

841191

Of turbo-jets or turbo-propellers

83

841480

Other

84

841810

Combined refrigerator-freezers, fitted with separate external doors

85

842481

Agricultural or horticultural

86

842641

On tyres

87

842911

Track laying

88

842940

Tamping machines and road rollers

89

843131

Of lifts, skip hoists or escalators

90

843149

Other

91

843699

Other

92

845221

Automatic units

93

845229

Other

94

845230

Sewing machine needles

95

845320

Machinery for making or repairing footwear

96

846039

Other

97

846390

Other

98

847160

Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing

99

847180

Other units of automatic data processing machines

100

847920

Machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils

101

847950

Industrial robots, not elsewhere specified or included

102

848190

Parts

103

854129

Other transistors, other than photosensitive transistors

104

851180

Other equipment

105

870899

Other parts and accessories of vehicles of heading 8701-870

106

902290

Other apparatus including parts and accessories of heading 9022

107

920790

Other

108

940330

Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices

109

940360

Other wooden furniture

110

960310

Broom and brushes

111

960629

Other buttons

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ANNEX C

POSSIBLE AREAS OF COOPERATION BETWEEN INDIA AND ASEAN UNDER THE EARLY HARVEST PROGRAMME

No

Areas of Economic Cooperation

A. Trade and investment promotion and facilitation activities

1

Enhancement of India-ASEAN web linkages to enable better exchange of information on:

·          customs procedures, rules and regulations;

·          non-tariff measures (NTMs), including sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT);

·          intellectual property rights (IPR) rules and regulations;

·          investment rules and regulations; and

·          biotechnology.

Identification of focal points in India and ASEAN for the areas highlighted above.

2

Trade and investment promotion activities in India and ASEAN via seminars, workshops and trade and investment missions.

3

Facilitation of travel for business people through measures such as simplification of documentation, including visas and fees.

4

Cooperation in the marketing and trading of agro-products.

B. Human Resource Development (HRD), Technical Cooperation & Research and Development (R&D)

5

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and family-owned businesses, including training in entrepreneurship and information and communications technology (ICT).

6

ICT and e-commerce.

7

Cooperation among intellectual property rights (IPR) agencies in India and ASEAN, including patents and enforcement of IPR rules and regulations.

8

Technical cooperation in areas such as:

·          Standards and quality control in agriculture products and agro-processing;

·          Production of pulp and paper from non-wood materials; and

·          Production of pulses, cotton and sugar cane.

9

Exchange of publications and information on cotton, jute, kenaf and other textile products.

10

Training in lapidary and mine management and safety.

11

Establishment of twinning programmes between educational and research institutes.

C. Other Areas of Cooperation

12

Cooperation between tourism agencies of India and ASEAN to boost travel between the two regions.

13

Business process outsourcing.

14

Media and entertainment services.

15

Environmental services.

 

Annexure

1.

India Schedule to ASEAN

2.

India Schedule to Philippines

3.

Brunei Darussalam Schedule

4.

Cambodia Schedule

5.

Indonesia Schedule

6.

Lao Schedule

7.

Malaysia Schedule

8.

Myanmar Schedule

9.

Philippines Schedule

10.

Singapore Schedule

11.

Thailand Schedule

12.

Vietnam Schedule

13.

ASEAN-India Dispute Settlement Mechanism Agreement

14.

ASEAN-India Protocol Amend the Framework Agreement

15.

ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement

16.

ASEAN-India understanding on Article of the Agreement on Trade in Goods

17.

Agreement on Trade in Goods under The Framework Agreement

18

Korea CEPA