India's automotive exports set to surge as government pursues free trade agreements

The FTAs would enable Indian automotive companies to leverage their strengths.

By Shahkar Abidi calendar 13 Sep 2023 Views icon4235 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
India's automotive exports set to surge as government pursues free trade agreements

In a bid to propel India's automotive industry onto the global stage, the government has embarked on a strategic mission to secure free trade agreements (FTA) with several nations. This move is expected to significantly enhance the exports of automobiles and related components from the country, opening up new avenues for growth and expansion.

During the 63rd annual session of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce and Industry, revealed that the government's efforts have already yielded promising results. The United Kingdom, the expansive 27-nation European Union (EU), the United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, Brazil, and numerous other countries have expressed keen interest in establishing FTAs with India, and negotiations are on with them.

The Minister further disclosed that the government has received requests from an additional six nations, demonstrating the widespread appeal and recognition of India's automotive prowess. These developments signal a remarkable opportunity for Indian automotive manufacturers and suppliers to tap into new markets and expand their global footprint.

The potential benefits of these FTAs cannot be understated. By eliminating or reducing trade barriers, Indian exporters can gain a competitive edge in these markets, paving the way for increased sales and market share. Additionally, the agreements would foster a conducive environment for technological collaborations, knowledge-sharing, and investments, further bolstering the industry's overall growth trajectory.

As per industry experts, India's automotive sector, which has gained prominence for its quality and cost-competitiveness in recent years, is poised to capitalise on these FTAs. With a rich ecosystem of manufacturers and suppliers, the country is well-positioned to cater to the diverse needs of international consumers. The FTAs would enable Indian automotive companies to leverage their strengths and showcase their innovative products and solutions on a global scale.

As the automotive industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, these FTAs come at a crucial juncture. They not only present substantial growth prospects for Indian exporters but also serve as a testament to the country's resilience and adaptability in the face of global challenges, the experts added.

In conclusion, the FTA  agreements will unlock new possibilities for Indian automotive manufacturers, enabling them to tap into a wider customer base and establish themselves as key players in the global automotive landscape.

 

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