3rd Meeting of ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA) Joint Committee

  • Hosted by India in Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi from 16-19 February 2024. 
  • Co-chaired by Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India, and Ms. Mastura Ahmad Mustafa, Deputy Secretary General (Trade), Ministry of Investment, Trade & Industry, Malaysia. 
  • Delegates from ASEAN countries included Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand & Viet Nam. 
  • The AITIGA was signed in 2009 and tasked to be reviewed in September 2022 to make it more trade-facilitative and mutually beneficial. 
  • Eight Subcommittees have been constituted for negotiations on policy areas related to the Agreement. 
  • The review aims to facilitate further expansion of trade between India and ASEAN in a balanced and sustainable manner. 
  • The review is planned to conclude in 2025.
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