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Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Foreign Trade (Oceania)
Functions of the Division

The Division deals with Oceania Region comprising 14 countries ( Australia, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) regarding trade promotion, policy, negotiations for FTA/PTA & other related activities. .

Officers in the Division
Sh. Amit Yadav | Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade
  • Room No : 8, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063436 / 23062777 Ext206
  • Email : dgft[at]nic[dot]in
Shri Ajay Srivastava | Additional Director General of Foreign Trade
  • Room No : 224-D, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23066091/ Ext (565)
  • Email : sajay[at]nic[dot]in
Sh. Akhilesh Kumar Mishra | Under Secretary
  • Room No : 250-A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23061732 / Ext (511)
  • Email : ak[dot]mishra83[at]nic[dot]in
Smt. Vani S. Kumar | Section Officer
  • Room No : 447, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23038635 / Ext (635 )
  • Email : moc_oceania[at]nic[dot]in
Bilateral Trade-India-Australia-US$ Billion
Trade Goods* Services** Total
India’s Exports to Australia 4.1 2.2 6.3
India’s Imports from Australia 8.2 5.9 14.1
Total 12.3 8.1 20.4
Deficit 4.1 3.7 7.8
*DGCI&S Data-FY2020-21 data ** Data-FY2019-2020 as reported by CGI,Sydney
Bilateral Merchandise Trade
Value in US $ Million
Year 2018-2019 Year 2019-2020 Year 2020-2021
Country Exports Imports Total Trade Trade Balance Exports Imports Total Trade Trade Balance Exports Imports Total Trade Trade Balance
Australia 3520.44 13131.21 16,651.65 -9610.77 2852.14 9782.22 12634.36 -6930.08 4053.61  8247.3  12290.91  4203.69 
New Zealand 379.87 630.78 1,010.65 -250.91 378.55 521.83 900.38 -143.28 486.24 381.53  867.77  104.71 
Papua New Guinea 49.72 88.96 138.68 -39.24 56.02 55.70 111.72 0.32 56.17 125.85 182.02  -69.68 
Fiji 60.8 0.71 61.51 60.09 55.70 0.57 56.27 55.13 46.9 1.33  48.23  45.57 
Timor Leste 5.26 5.26 5.26 6.33 0 6.33 6.33 25.36 0.04 25.4 25.32 
Samoa 2.59 2.75 5.34 -0.16 4.25 3.00 7.25 1.25 2.71 0.45  3.16  2.26 
Vanuatu rep 1.97 1.97 1.97 2.42 0.26 2.68 2.16 2.25  0.02 2.27  2.23 
Solomon islands 2.57 58.81 61.38 -56.24 2.04 38.97 41.01 -36.93 1.65 33.86  35.51 32.21 
Tonga 0.35 0.05 0.40 0.30 0.66 0 0.66 0.66 0.85 0 0.85 0.85
Kiribati 0.37 0.22 0.59 0.15 0.39 0 0.39 0.39 0.71  N/A     
Nauru 0.53 0.16 0.69 0.37 0.14 0.07 0.21 0.07 0.1 0.05  0.15  0.05 
Total of Oceania 4024.46 13913.64 17938.10 -9889.18 3358.63 10402.61 13761.24 -7043.98 4666.55 8790.43  13456.98  4124.59 
Institutional Mechanism:
A. AUSTRALIA

Institutional mechanism of engagement that exists between India and Australia are:

  • India-Australia CECA negotiations
  • India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission
India-Australia CECA negotiation

Based on the recommendations of the Joint Study Group (JSG) in 2010 and subsequent approval of the Trade and Economic Relations Committee (TERC) headed by the thenPrime Minister of India on 29.4.2011, India is negotiating with Australia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) covering trade in goods, services, investment and related issues. Nine rounds of negotiations have been held so far. The 1st round was held in July, 2011 and 9th Round was held during 21-23 September, 2015 in New Delhi. .

Currently both sides are discussing re-engagement on CECA in a mutually agreed way

India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission

A mechanism of Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) between India and Australia has been in place since 1989. The Commission is co-chaired by the Indian Minister of Commerce and Australian Minister of Trade. The mandate of JMC, inter-alia, includes consideration of measures to strengthen relations between the two countries in all areas, particularly in the fields of commercial, economic, scientific and technological cooperation; raise issues of major importance to the relationship and discuss approaches to significant issues of common concern; indicate priority areas for further cooperation; examine the working of the various bilateral agreements in force between the two countries and of arrangement embodies in memoranda of understanding etc. The 17th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) Meeting was held in New Delhi, India on 30th September, 2021. The Session was co-chaired by Hon’ble CIM and Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Govt. of Australia.

B. NEW ZEALAND

Institutional mechanism of engagement that exists between India and New Zealand is:

India-New Zealand CECA negotiations

Based on the recommendations of the Joint Study Group (JSG) and subsequent approval of Trade and Economic Relations Committee (TERC) headed by the then Prime Minister of India on 21.1.2010, India is negotiating with New Zealand Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) covering trade in goods, services, investment and related issues. India and New Zealand met for the 10th round of bilateral CECA (Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement) negotiations in New Delhi on 17-18 February, 2015. There has been no engagement after the 10th Round. .

Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
Name of address of CPIO
Shri Akhilesh Kumar Mishra | Under Secretary
  • Room No : 250-A, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
Name of address of Appellate Authority
Shri Ajay Srivastava | Additional Director General of Foreign Trade
  • Room No : 224-D, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011