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

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.

Officers in the Division

The Officers in WANA Division are:

Dr. Srikar K.Reddy Joint Secretary
Shri Praveen Kumar Director
Ms. Meena Pillai Under Secretary
  • Room No : 349-A, Udyog Bhawan
  •  Tel : 011-23062837
  •  Email : meena.p@nic.in
Shri Ashish Prakash Sinha Section Officer
Bilateral Trade Statistics

Bilateral trade between India and WANA was USD 165.70 billion in 2019-20 registering a decline of 0.06 % in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19. India’s exports to WANA were at USD 53.21 billion in 2019-20 registering a negative growth of 2.85% compared to 2018-19. India’s import from WANA were USD 112.49 billion registering a growth of 1.32% as compared to 2018-19. A trade deficit of USD 59.28 billion was registered in 2019-20.

The Bilateral Trade Figures for the last two years (i.e. 2018-19 & 2019-20) in respect of countries of WANA region are as follows:

WANA EXIM (2018-19 to 2019-20)
Value in USD Billion
S.No Country Export Import Total Trade Trade Balance
2018-19 2019-20 % Growth 2018-19 2019-20 % Growth 2018-19 2019-20 % Growth 2018-19 2018-19
1 ALGERIA 0.94 0.61 -35.02 1.70 2.00 17.67 2.64 2.61 -1.12 -0.76 -1.39
2 BAHARAIN 0.74 0.56 -24.66 0.54 0.42 -21.89 1.28 0.98 -23.50 0.20 0.14
3 EGYPT 2.89 2.50 -13.24 1.68 2.03 21.07 4.56 4.54 -0.63 1.21 0.47
4 IRAQ 1.79 2.50 1.88 5.00 22.37 23.74 6.11 25.62 6.03 -20.58 -21.86
5 ISRAEL 3.72 3.36 -9.55 1.93 1.59 -17.54 5.65 4.96 -12.28 1.79 1.77
6 JORDAN 0.58 30.96 65.97 1.12 1.06 -4.62 1.70 2.03 19.48 -0.54 -0.10
7 KUWAIT 1.33 1.29 -3.55 7.43 9.57 28.84 8.76 10.86 23.91 -6.10 -8.29
8 LEBANON 0.27 0.20 -24.08 0.04 0.03 -29.59 0.31 0.23 -24.85 0.22 0.17
9 LIBYA 0.16 0.18 17.63 0.04 -70.52 0.30 0.23 -24.90 -24.85 0.01 0.14
10 MOROCCO 0.68 0.80 17.56 1.33 0.95 -28.20 2.01 1.75 -12.70 -0.65 -0.15
11 OMAN 2.25 2.26 0.52 2.76 3.67 32.95 5.01 5.93 18.39 -0.51 -1.41
12 QATAR 1.61 1.27 -21.28 10.72 9.69 -9.66 12.33 10.95 -11.18 -9.11 -8.42
13 SAUDI ARABIA 5.56 6.24 12.14 28.48 26.86 -5.69 34.04 33.09 -2.78 -22.92 -20.62
14 SOUTH SUDAN 0.01 6.24 90.39 28.48 0.01 -91.86 0.10 0.03 -72.76 -0.08 0.01
15 SUDAN 0.92 1.10 19.11 0.74 0.40 -46.57 1.66 1.49 -10.21 0.18 0.70
16 SYRIA 0.15 0.16 3.07 0.01 0.02 8.26 0.17 0.17 3.50 0.14 0.14
17 TUNISIA 0.30 0.25 -19.46 0.14 0.13 -4.89 0.44 0.38 -14.91 0.17 0.11
18 UAE 30.13 28.85 -4.23 29.79 30.26 1.58 59.91 59.11 -1.34 0.34 -1.40
19 YEMEN 0.74 0.72 -2.71 0.01 0.02 93.13 0.75 0.74 -1.21 0.73 0.70
Total WANA 54.77 53.21 111.02 112.49 165.80 165.70 -56.25 -59.28
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for the WANA Region is as follows:
Year 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 CAGR (5 Years)
INDIA’S EXPORT 51.39 51.68 50.61 54.77 53.21 0.88%
INDIA’S IMPORT 72.54 72.67 89.06 111.02 112.49 11.59%
TOTAL TRADE 123.93 124.35 139.67 165.80 165.70 7.53%
TRADE BALANCE -21.15 -20.99 -38.45 -56.25 -59.28
Trade Agreements & Negotiations (existing)

The following FTA is 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. Nine rounds of negotiations held since. Ninth round of negotiations was held in Israel from 19th to 20th February, 2018.

Institutional Mechanism

Meetings of various institutional mechanism like Joint Commission Meetings, Joint Trade Commission Meetings and Joint Working Group Meetings between Indian and partner WANA country are held periodically to review issues pertaining to trade and economic cooperation.

Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act

Name, Designation and other particulars of the CPIO in respect of FT(WANA) Division under Section 4 of RTI Act (Mandatory Disclosure):

Shri Praveen KumarDirector