As you are aware, consultations are in progress for India-Korea CEPA upgradation.
In this regard, stakeholder consultations were held with EPC’s on 1st Dec 2017 on tariff concessions to be offered to Korea in India-Korea CEPA upgradation. Whatever inputs we had received from the members, were submitted to the Ministry for consideration.
Now, we have received communication from the Under Secretary, FT (NEA) Division, Department of Commerce with a request to identify the tariff lines in these priority lists on which we can offer tariff concessions to Korea.
In this regard, we draw your attention to the attached file having three sheets in MS Excel document namely:
Korea's revised request list of 680 lines
Korea's 1st priority request list of 55 lines
Korea's 2nd request list of 104 lines.
The priority lists are a part of the main list of 680 lines. In recent consultations, Korea's two priority request lists were discussed. Presently, negotiations are being held on priority request lists. Please identify the tariff lines in these priority lists on which we can offer tariff concessions to Korea.
Though the other lines in Korea's main request list of 680 lines are not being negotiated presently, it will be useful for us as a negotiating tool if some extra lines in this request list can also be identified for offering tariff concessions to Korea.
Therefore, members are kindly requested to go through the attached sheets let us know thetariff lines in these priority lists on which we can offer tariff concessions to Korea.
The responses may be sent to us latest by 6th Dec 2017 on oure-mail id’s email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org .