7th Round Of India – South Korea CEPA Negotiations Held
The 7th round of India – South Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations were held in South Korea between 11-13 December, 2018.
During this period a delegation from the Indian sugar industry also visited South Korea. The Indian sugar industry delegation had detailed discussions with top representatives of all the three sugar refineries of South Korea. The meetings were arranged by the Indian Embassy in Seoul.
South Korea imports around 15 lac tonnes of raw sugar annually and the Indian sugar industry is making efforts to export raw sugar from India during 2018-19 sugar season. The discussions were positive, and subject to Indian sugar industry meeting the quality standards and specifications prescribed by the South Korean Government. The Indian sugar industry will undertake further discussions and talks with the sugar refineries in South Korea to pursue the matter further so that sugar exports may take place from India to South Korea.