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  • Participated in the 22nd Meeting of the Export Committee on "Development of Business Service Price Index" organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 5 October 2016.
  • Participated in the review meeting on 'Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG)' organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI, New Delhi on 26 September 2016.
  • Participated in a Discussion Meeting on "International Economic Issues" organized by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi on 12 September, 2016.
  • Participated as a leader of Indian delegation in a meeting of 'Expert Group of Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) for entering into an FTA between the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) and the Republic of India', organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission, Moscow, Russia on 1-3 September, 2016.
  • Participated in meetings on 'Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Report' for entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) organized by the MoC, GOI, New Delhi on 19 July, 10 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sept and 15 Sept, 2016.
  • Participated in the meeting on 'JSG between India and Eurasia Economic Union (EaEU) and Export Strategy for CIS Region', organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI, New Delhi on 13 June, 2016.
  • Made a presentation in an Outreach Programme on 'India-Myanmar Border Trade' organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI and the Ministry of Commerce, State Government of Manipur in Imphal on 6 June 2016
  • Participated in a review meeting on 'JSG between India and Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) and Export Strategy for CIS Region' organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI, New Delhi on 25 May, 2016.
  • Made a presentation in a session on 'Friends of Malaysia' for Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry, organized by High Commission of Malaysia, New Delhi on 2 May, 2016.
  • Made a presentation on 'India's Export Strategy for CIS region' organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI, New Delhi on 29 April, 2016.
  • Made a presentation on 'India-Myanmar Border Trade' at a meeting organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI, New Delhi on 29 April, 2016.
  • Participated in the meeting on 'Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Report for entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU)', organized by the Ministry of commerce and Industry, GOI, New Delhi on 6 April, 2016.
  • Inputs for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Negotiations Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi, 26 February 2016. 
  • Participated in the Preparatory Meeting on Border Trade Committee and Border Haat Meeting Committee, 16 February 2016. 
  • Participated in a meeting on ‘Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Report for entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Commission (EaEC) organized by Ministry of Commerce, New Delhi on 18 January 2016. 
  • Participated in a meeting on’ India Myanmar Border Trade Study’ organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 18 December 2015. 
  •  Participated in a meeting on ‘Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Report for entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Commission (EaEC) organized by Ministry of Commerce, New Delhi on 7 December 2015. 
  •  Participated in the meeting on Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Report for entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EaEC and India, organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 29 October, 2015 
  •  Participated in the meeting on Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Report for entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Commission (EaEC) and its Member States and the Republic of India, organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 22 September 2015, New Delhi. 
  • Participated in the First Joint Feasibility Study Group (JFSG) Inter-governmental Meeting between India and Eurasian Economic Community, Moscow, 31 July 2016  
  • Participated in the Meeting on BKRu-Customs Union held by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, 04 June, 2015. 
  • Participated in the Inter-Ministerial Preparatory Meeting to discuss initiating of the Joint Study Group on feasibility of a Free Trade Agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Commission organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 06 May, 2015.  
  • Participated in the Presentation on RIS Study on “India’s Strategy for Economic Integration with CLMV commissioned by Department of Commerce at New Delhi, 10 March, 2015. 
  •  Participated in the Meeting at Study to identify the areas of Cooperation Value Chains and Economic Integration with CLMV Organized by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, New Delhi, April 29, 2014. 
  • Presentation on Study to ‘Identify the areas of Cooperation Value Chains and Economic Integration with CLMV’ Organized by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, New Delhi., January 20, 2014,
  • Participated in the “Stakeholders’ Consultation Meetings of the Expert Group on Rules of Origin, Government of India“, August 29, 2013, New Delhi.
  •  Participated in the Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin, in India’s FTAs’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, Chennai, August 05, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin, in India’s FTAs’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, Hyderabad, August 2, 2013. 
  •  Participated in the Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin in India’s FTAs’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, Mumbai, July, 29, 2013. 
  • Participated in Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin in India’s FTA’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, New Delhi, July 26, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Meeting of Expert Group on Rules of Origin, organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi, June 14, 2013.
  • Participated in the Brainstorming session on ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement’ organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, May 24, 2013. 
  • Chaired and Participated in the “SAARC-ADB Meeting of country Experts for Phase-II of the study on Development of Institutional Framework of Data Collection on Trade in Services, including Capacity Building” organized by SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal, August 28- 29, 2012. 
  •  Made presentation as a Team Leader on ADB’s Regional Study on ‘Institutional Mechanism for Trade in Services Statistics ‘at the “SAARC-ADB Workshop on Studies on Trade, Economics and Finance” organized by SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal, June-21-22, 2012 
  •  Represented India in the “Meeting of the Steering Committee for 2nd South Asia Forum” Organized by SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal, June, 6-7, 2012.
  • Participated in the “Eighth Meeting of the Expert Group on SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services” organized by SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal, 16-19 January, 2012.
  • Participated in High-Level meetings on “India-Maldives Economic Cooperation”, April, June, and October, 2011 Male`, Maldives.
  • Participated in the meeting of the “Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, June 11, 2010, New Delhi.
  • ‘Economic Cooperation among East Asia Summit Members, submitted to Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India, 2009.
  • Participated in the Adoption Meeting of ‘India-Indonesia JSG’ organized by the Governments of India and Indonesia, September 15, 2009, Jakarta.
  • Participated in the meeting of ‘EAS: Senior Economic Officials Meeting’ organized by the ASEAN Secretariat, September 16, 2009, Jakarta.
  • Participated in meeting of ‘National SAARC Award Committee (NSAC)’, organized by Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, 9 July, 2009.
  • Participated in India-ASEAN Working Group Meeting and India-ASEAN SOM, 28 April 2009 and 29 April 2009, respectively at New Delhi.
  • §   Participated in the Meeting of India-Indonesia JSG, New Delhi, March 16, 2009.
  • Participated in the meeting on ‘India-New Zealand JSG’ between Trade and Commerce Ministers of New Zealand and India, February 12, 2009.
  • Participated in the Meeting of India- Australia Joint Study Group on CECA, held in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 11-12 August 2008.
  • Participated in the Meeting on India- Indonesia Joint Study Group on CECA held in Batam, Indonesia on 24-25 July, 2008.
  • Submitted Draft SAFTA Framework Agreement on Trade in Services (SAFAS) to SAARC Secretariat as mandated by the SAARC Council of Ministers, July 2008.
  • Participated in the Meeting on South Asian University, SAARC Secretariat, June 17, 2008, New Delhi.
  • Participated in the Second India-New Zealand JSG Meeting on ‘India-New Zealand CECA’ Auckland, May 23, 2008.
  • Participated in the Second India-Indonesia JSG Meeting on ‘India-Indonesia CECA’ New Delhi, May 9-10, 2008.
  • Participated in the 2nd High Level Study Group Meeting of ‘Asian Cooperation Dialogue’ Seoul, April, 17-18, 2008.
  • Participated in the First India-New Zealand JSG Meeting on ‘India-New Zealand CECA’ New Delhi, April 4, 2008.
  • Participated in the Meeting of ‘SAFTA Ministerial Council’, for presentation on Trade in Services, New Delhi, March 3, 2008.
  • Participated in the Meeting of ‘SAFTA Committee of Experts on Trade in Services’, New Delhi, March 1-2, 2008.
  • Presented Draft Regional Study on ‘Potentials for Trade in Services under SAFTA’ at the Regional Consultation Meeting, SAARC Secretariat, 6-7 February, 2008 (co-authored with Nagesh Kumar and Prabir De)
  • Participated in Consultative Meeting on ‘Potentials of Trade in Services under SAFTA Agreement’ at SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, December 29, 2007.
  • Participated in the First India-Indonesia JSG Meeting on ‘India-Indonesia CECA’ Jakarta, October 30-31, 2007.
  • Participated in the Adoption Meeting of the ‘Report of the Joint Study Group on the Feasibility of Establishing A Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Malaysia’ at Kuala Lumpur on 10- 11 August 2007
  • Participated in the ‘India-ASEAN Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) Meeting’ May 9-11, 2007, New Delhi.
  • Presented the RIS-Ministry of Commerce Study on the subject in the Meeting of Joint Study Group (JSG) on the Feasibility of Establishing Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Malaysia, organized by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, April 20, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Participated as an Expert in the “ASEAN-India Trade Negotiation Committee” (AITNC) Meeting on November 10-11, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation in Workshop on “Rules of Origin under India-ASEAN FTA” organized by Government of India and ASEAN Secretariat, October 17-18, 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Made a Presentation on Third Meeting of Joint Study Group (JSG) on Feasibility of a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Malaysia, organized by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, August 22-23, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on Second Meeting of Joint Study Group (JSG) on Feasibility of a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Malaysia, June 21-23, 2005, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Member, Expert Group on Rules of Origin, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI. 2005.
  • “India-Sri Lanka Investment Partnership: Some Analyses and Policy Recommendations”, Study Prepared for Inter-governmental Joint Study Group on India-Sri Lanka Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 2003.
  • Participated in the Fourth India-Thailand Free Trade Joint Negotiating Group Meeting, July 24-26, 2003.
  • Provided inputs to the Ministry of Commerce on India’s offer list for the Third India-Thailand Free Trade Joint Negotiating Group Meeting, March 2003.
  • Participated in the second India-Thailand Free Trade Joint Negotiating Group Meeting, March 10-12, 2003.
  • Participated as a Member, Inter-governmental Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) for Drafting a Framework Agreement on India –Thailand FTA, Bangkok, 2002.
  • Participated in the Fourth and Final Joint Working Group Meeting in Thailand during 22-23, December 2002 as a member of the Delegation of the Govt. of India and presented the Feasibility Study on India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement, Bangkok, 2002.
  • Participated in the Third Joint Working Group Meeting in New Delhi, India during 13-14, November, 2002 as a member of the Delegation of the Govt. of India and presented the Feasibility Study on India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement.
  • Participated in the Second Joint Working Group Meeting as a member of the Delegation of the Govt. of India and presented the Feasibility Study on India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement in Cha-am, Thailand during 26-27, August, 2002.
  • Draft SAFTA Agreement and Rules of Origin under SAFTA, 2000 (co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi).
  • Participated in negotiations on India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, 1998.
  • Study on Rules of Origin under SAPTA, submitted to Ministry of Commerce, GOI and SAARC Secretariat, 1998 (co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi).
  • Presented a paper on “Regional Cumulation facility of the EU GSP Scheme for the SAARC region” at various meetings of the SAARC Committee on Economic Cooperation of the Commerce Secretaries

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