(vi) the product remains under the customs control of the intermediary, including its free trade zones and customs areas. The product must not be marketed or consumed in the middle part; In 2008, the total volume of ASEAN-India trade was $47.5 billion. ASEAN`s exports to India amounted to $30.1 billion , a 21.1% increase over 2007. ASEAN imports from India amounted to $17.4 billion , a 40.2 per cent increase over 2006. With regard to foreign direct investment (FDI), India`s inflow to ASEAN Member States amounted to USD 476.8 million in 2008, or 0.8% of the region`s total. India`s total direct investment in ASEAN amounted to $1.3 billion between 2000 and 2008. The trade and investment statistics of ASEAN`s dialogue partners can be accessed by www.asean.org/22122.htm. “Over 21 sectors, the overall trade balance deteriorated in 10 to 13 sectors (reducing surpluses or increasing the deficit). Only the places where we have done better are ceramics, cement, paper, animal goods, etc. Only 10% of lines are excluded…
Wanting to catch up with other countries in Thailand or Myanmar,” he said. The ASEAN-India Agreement on Trade in Goods (TIG) was signed on 13 August 2009 at the 7th ASEAN Economic Ministers` Conference (AEM) – India in Bangkok, Thailand. The agreement entered into force on 1 January 2010 for India and some ASEAN member states. The entry into force of the agreement by other ASEAN and India member states will be the date on which ASEAN and India will be ready to implement it. For Brunei Darussalam, the implementation date for the Goods Trade Agreement was June 1, 2010. In 2010, India concluded a free trade agreement with Indonesia, which reduced tariffs on imports of products such as seafood, chemicals and clothing. In return, Indonesia reduced tariffs on imports of Indian products. In 2011, India and Indonesia signed a total of 18 agreements in the mining, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, totalling $15.1 billion, in addition to a free trade agreement on goods.
After six years of negotiations, the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement was signed on 13 August 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The agreement was intended only for trade in goods and did not contain software and information technology. Negotiations for a free trade agreement in the services and investment sector began in October 2008 and ended on 20 December 2012. Positive relations were established at the first Indian Business and Investment Forum, Exhibition and Buyer/Seller Meet in 2009, which aimed to improve economic engagement between the two countries. In the same year, India extended duty-free preferential tariff regimes to Cambodia. Indian businessmen in Cambodia have also established an Indian Chamber of Commerce to promote bilateral trade and investment relations. Although the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement has many advantages, India is concerned that the agreement will have several negative effects on the economy. As has already been said, both regions are trying to reduce their tariffs on a large portion of their traded products. This will allow them to increase market access for their products. However, it is criticized that India is not experiencing as large an increase in market access to ASEAN countries as ASEAN in India.  ASEAN`s economies are largely export-oriented and have high export rates to GDP (in 2007, Malaysia had a rate above 100%).
 Given the above, as well as the global financial crisis and India`s expansionary domestic market, ASEAN countries are eager to consider India as the country of origin for its exports.  5.DESCRIPTION OF THE GOODS: The description of the goods must be sufficiently detailed for the goods to be identified by the agents of the Douan
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