After a meeting in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced their goal of increasing bilateral trade by more than 50% over the next two years. (11.12.2010) The economy, which has been waiting for the agreement since the start of negotiations in January 2007, welcomes this signature. Tadashi Okamura, president of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says the deal “would develop complementary relations.” Given that Indonesian President Yudhoyono is in India, the two countries pledged to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against terrorism through the signing of an extradition treaty and announced the opening of free trade negotiations. (25.01.2011) For India, the pact “would provide a comprehensive framework to promote our economic cooperation, both trade and investment,” Sharma said. He adds: “It`s going to be worth it for both India and Japan.” Note: any customs union, common market, economic union, customs and monetary union, economic and monetary union is also a free trade area. List of agreements between two states, two blocs or one bloc and one state. Japan and India have signed a bilateral free trade agreement that would eliminate tariffs on more than 90 percent of trade for a decade. An interactive list of bilateral and multilateral free trade instruments is available on trend analytics.  The Eurasian Economic Union, composed of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, has concluded the following free trade agreements, see below here. India is the 12th country to sign a free trade agreement with Japan and the largest to date by economy. Despite the size of their economies, Japan and India had limited trade, which amounted to about $15 billion in 2010, only 1% of Japan`s global trade.
Turkey has bilateral and multilateral agreements: tourism is a sector that is not often mentioned in the context of China`s economic growth. Recently, Taiwan and China signed their largest free trade agreement of all time and there is now talk of a free travel agreement. (28.10.2010) EFTA has concluded bilateral agreements with the following countries, including dependent areas, and blocs: Delhi has concluded free trade agreements with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Sri Lanka, and additional bilateral agreements with Malaysia and Thailand. . . .