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Sri Lanka-India ETCA negotiations to enter 14th round next month

The 14th round of negotiations between Sri Lanka and India on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) is scheduled to be held during the first week of March in New Delhi. 

In addition, the sub-committee on conflict solving and final provisions is scheduled to conduct their discussions at the end of this in New Delhi.

“The Cabinet of Ministers deliberated on President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s report concerning the status of the ECTA and the outcomes of the 13th round of discussions on the matter,” Cabinet Co-Spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardena said at the post-Cabinet meeting media briefing yesterday.

The nine sub-committees responsible for ‘goods trade’, ‘introduction, general provisions and general exceptions’, ‘service trade’, ‘rules of the origin’, ‘customs procedure and easing the trade’, ‘measurements for sanitation and sanitation of vegetation’, ‘technical constraints for trade’, ‘trade accords’ and ‘economic and technological cooperation’ had entered into discussions.