The 14th round of negotiations between Sri Lanka and India on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, in the first week of March 2024.

At its meeting on Monday (19 Dec.), the Cabinet of Ministers took into consideration the submission made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the current situation of the ECTA, and the 13th Round of discussions which took place in this regard.

Accordingly, 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. 

Meanwhile, the sub-committee on conflict solving and final provisions is scheduled to conduct their discussions at the end of February 2024 in New Delhi.

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