As per the exporters, the execution of India's complete free trade deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will assist enhance the nation's exports and creating lakhs of employment.
The implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India on Friday was welcomed by Narendra Goenka, the chairman of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), who stated that it would further reinforce India's strong position in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to Goenka, with India exporting USD 1,515 million of clothes to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vs overall imports of USD 3,517 million, Indian garment exports generate a respectable 43 %. The trade agreement will lead to a 5% reduction in import tariff for Indian manufactured clothing. This would reinforce Indian apparel's strong status in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He went on to say that Indian garment exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also meet the demands of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, and Oman.
According to A Sakthivel, the President of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), the pact would then benefit Indian exports, especially in labour-intensive sectors such as processed food and agriculture, along with marine items and meat, precious stones and jewellery, clothing and textiles, footwear and leather.
He stated that because the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a significant Indian population, it eats a lot of Indian grains, fresh fruits and veggies, spices, tea, sugar, and so on. The tourism industry, logistics, Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services, and building services would benefit Indian enterprises.
According to Chair of the India-Arab Council, Vikramjit Sahney the accord is scheduled to decrease tariffs for 80% of commodities and allow zero duty accessibility to 90% of India's exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to Sahney, yearly bilateral trade must expand from USD 60 billion to USD 100 billion, bolstering Indian exports of gemstones and jewellery, leather, textiles, medicines, and engineering items.
He also stated that India's tax reductions to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on gold, as well as the UAE's elimination of levies on Indian ornaments, would boost exports. The United Arab Emirates' investment in India would grow significantly, particularly in medical, renewable energy, and infrastructure.
According to Sanjay Leekha, Chairman of the Council for Leather Exports, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is among the sector's important customers, and it will also provide access to some European Union nations and Africa.
Leekha stated that the agreement will contribute to increasing exports and generating employment.
According to Arvind Goenka, chairman of the Plastics Export Promotion Council of India (PLEXCONCIL), India's yearly imports of raw materials for plastic are presently USD 14 billion, as well as imports from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are USD 800 million, so commerce for plastic products between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India is poised for a multi-fold development as a result of this agreement, in addition to the formation of approximately 2 lakh employment in the industry.
According to Arvind Goenka, the biggest benefit would be India's MSME sector. The accessibility of inexpensive raw materials as a result of India's favourable import tax would enable them to contend against inexpensive imports of completed plastic items. Favourable exposure to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market through lower import duties on value-added plastics, as well as expanded accessibility to CIS and WANA nations, would boost plastics exports by approximately 300 per cent by 2023-24.
Sharad Kumar Saraf, founder and chairman of Technocraft Industries India, stated that the pact can increase India's exports by approximately USD 2 billion.
He also stated that it would improve our ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Indian community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would be critical to Indo-UAE trade.
The agreement, according to Khalid Khan, the FIEO Vice President, would assist improve bilateral commerce between the two nations.
According to Khan, both products and services would gain from it. 90 per cent of goods exports would be duty-free to the United States Emirates (UAE), which is the third-largest trade partner after the United States and China and a gateway to Africa and the Middle East
According to Yogesh Gupta, a marine exporter from Kolkata, this is a historic occasion that would pave the way for stronger business connections and trust between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India. He predicted that it would have a long-term impact on diplomatic ties. This is a positive step.
After completing discussions in just 88 days, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India inked the trade agreement on Friday. The agreement intends to increase two-way trade to USD 100 billion in 5 years and generate around ten lakh employment in industries such as textile, plastics, leather, and pharmaceuticals.

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