«India should not waste time now. It must act quickly before other countries seal the agreements,» S.K. Saraf, president of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), told Indianarrative.com. We need to restart discussions on the deadlock in free trade agreements and other trade pacts in order to take account of the changing geopolitical order. The current anti-Chinese sentiment in Europe could help India at this point, and we must not waste our chance. Despite these problems, the proposed agreement is of paramount importance to both the EU and India. Finally, three «mega-initiatives» will dominate the global trade landscape: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Global Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP).  Parallel negotiations on these mega-agreements have increased the pressure to accelerate the pace of free trade agreements between the EU and India. If the TTIP or TPP were to be concluded in the absence of a free trade agreement between the EU and India, Indian products could have difficulty accessing European markets. Mega-regional initiatives promote the creation of global value chains that will distribute production across countries at the national level, in order to take advantage of each country`s comparative advantage while reducing costs while increasing standards.
At present, India is hardly integrated into the value chains of European companies and mega-agreements could divert attention from non-member investment, which could have potentially devastating effects on India. Agreement on the free trade agreement… Both partners must show the same determination that others have shown in negotiating mega-regional agreements. However, in this context, exacerbated by the fact that most countries are cautiously following their trade strategy, India must focus on deep bilateral free trade agreements with trading partners with maximum trade complementarities, particularly in the United States and the EU. In the United States, our untapped export potential as a percentage of current exports is around 60%, compared to 90% for the EU.  Trade Agreement, Government of India, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Commerce, 2012, available at commerce.nic.in/trade/international_ta.asp?id=2&trade=i.↩-thirds, the organization of post-Covid trade will most likely be influenced by geopolitical decisions. Many countries are now cautious about China and can strategically orient themselves to other trading partners for imports. India has a good chance in this area and should fill this gap by building its champion sectors with immediate urgency. India can use indications from Vietnam and Bangladesh that make it extraordinarily good, as well as alternative targets for companies that relocate their production out of China. Existing and newly signed free trade agreements should take this trend into account and allow for some economic concessions instead of strategic ones.
Political decisions often involve trade-offs between the economy and politics, and the choice of the right compromise is essential.  The Regional Economic Partnership is a mega-regional trade and investment agreement between ASEAN and its regional partners – Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan and India. It proposes to create an integrated market in the Asia-Pacific region with 16 countries for a total of $21.400 billion, or 27% of global GDP. ↩ «The high-level dialogue aims to promote progress in trade and investment agreements, to tackle trade, to improve conditions for traders and investors on both sides and to discuss supply links,» he said in a joint statement after the talks.  Antonia Molloy, «Alphonso mangoes: european UNION abolishes ban on imports of Indian mangoes,» Independent, 20 January 2015, available at www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/alphonso-mangoes-eu-lifts-ban-on-indian-mango-imports-9990412.html.↩ At july`s India-EU summit, Prime Minister Narendr