Does Canada Have an India Strategy? Why it Should and What Both Sides Can Gain from Comprehensive Talks

12 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2011

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Wendy Dobson

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Date Written: June 28, 2011

Abstract

After years of an economic relationship that can be described fairly as cool, Canada and India have begun negotiating a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Canada’s main interests in the CEPA are to secure transparency and non-discrimination for Canadians in the Indian economy, to take advantage of the efficiencies available from Indian information technology services providers, and to gain greater access to both the Indian and wider Asian markets using India as a platform for regional operations. For India, the strategic priority could be to gain greater access to the US market through Canada, given that a comprehensive US-India bilateral free trade agreement does not seem to be in the cards. A negotiation with Canada could be a second best route to this objective as a strategic signal of India’s potential importance to the North American economies.

Keywords: Trade and International Policy, Canada, India, trade talks, Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

JEL Classification: F13

Suggested Citation

Dobson, Wendy, Does Canada Have an India Strategy? Why it Should and What Both Sides Can Gain from Comprehensive Talks (June 28, 2011). C.D. Howe Institute, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1903886 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1903886

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