Jul, 22


Webinar on India UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

Partnering with BDO India, we are hosting a webinar on the India- UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement CEPA 

Date: 8 July 2022 | Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm | Venue: Online (LinkedIn Live, YouTube Live, Facebook Live)

India and UAE signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (‘CEPA’) to strengthen economic ties and boost trade and investment between both countries which came into effect from 1 May 2022. Through this CEPA, the countries are projected to achieve significant economic benefits in the form of access to quality education, liberalisation of customs tariffs, ease of facilitating access to respective markets and ease of movement of skilled labour to support these economic initiatives. The Agreement also specifies Rules of Origin along with Minimum Required Information in that regard and covers product-specific rules for the import of specific products under CEPA. The CEPA will promote two-way economic benefits in various sectors.

Key Takeaways from the Webinar

  • CEPA benefits for Indian exporters dealing with the UAE and vice versa
  • Review of the global supply chain to augment trade benefits
  • Evaluation of compliances, Rules of Origin requirements, value addition, etc.
  •  Leveraging CEPA to increase exports which could boost merchandise trade to $100 billion over the next five years, against $29 billion in 2019-20 


Mr Krishna Barad - Partner/ Customs & International Trade, BDO India                                                                                                                                                                                  

Mr Sanjay Leekha, MD, Alpine Apparels, Chairman of Council for Leather Exports (CLE)  

Ms Lakshmi Prasanna - Director-Regulatory Affairs at PHARMEXIL (Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India)

Mr Amb. Dunston P - Chief Operating Officer, The Royal Office of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, UAE

Moderated by: Mr Sanjay Desai - Regional Director at Humana International Group, Singapore