WANA Division deals with all the matters relating to India’s trade with WANA region comprising 19 countries. These countries are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya and South Sudan.
The Officers in WANA Division are:-
The Bilateral Trade figures for the past six years (i.e. 2009-10 to 2014-15) in respect of Countries of WANA region are as follow:
(Period:April-March) Region:WANA Countries Values in US $ Millions
The following FTAs are under process in the Division:- India-Israel FTA:Trade and Economic Relations Committee (TERC) gave the mandate for establishment of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel in its meeting held on 22nd January, 2010.First round of negotiations was held in New Delhi on 26th May, 2010. Eight Rounds held since. The eighth round of negotiations was held in Israel from 24th to 26th November, 2013.
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries: After obtaining the mandate from the Trade and Economic Relations Committee (TERC) for negotiating an FTA with the GCC (comprising of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE), negotiations commenced with GCC. Two rounds of negotiations have been held so far in 2006 and 2008. No round could take place in the last 6 years since GCC has deferred its negotiations with all countries and economic groups and is currently reviewing its negotiations with all countries and economic groups.
Apex trade bodies like CII, FICCI, FIEO, ASSOCHAM etc. sponsor business delegations to facilitate trade with India through the mechanism of Joint Business Council (JBC).Financial Assistance is granted under MAI Scheme of DoC to Apex chambers for organizing/participating in Trade promotional events/India Shows every year. Issues pertaining to trade and economic cooperation are regularly reviewed in Bi-laterals, Joint Commission Meetings or Joint Trade & Economic Committee Meetings.
Name, Designations and other particulars of the CPIO in respect of FT(WANA Division) under Section 4 of RTI - Act (Mandatory Disclosures): Ms. Himani Sarad, Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce, Room No. 223, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110107 Tel No. 011-23062704/553
LIST OF SUBJECTS
All matters relating to India's trade with the following Countries WANA region:-
A) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries:-
B) West Asian Countries:-
C) North African Countries:-
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