Ministry of Economy launches survey to assess impact of UAE-India CEPA

ABU DHABI, 4th May, 2023 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Economy has launched a survey to evaluate the effects of the UAE-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) after one year of implementation.

The aim of the survey is to gather feedback and insights from private sector individuals such as exporters, industrialists, investors, and entrepreneurs who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the CEPA.

The survey consists of six sections that cover a broad range of potential impact areas, such as changes in trade volumes, investment flows, new partnerships and employment opportunities, tariff rates and trade barriers, supply-chain efficiencies, and innovation and competition.

The survey responses will be used to benchmark the current impact of the CEPA and inform future reviews of the agreement by both parties.

The survey is available on the Ministry of Economy's website ( until June 15th, 2023. This survey is part of the ministry's efforts to engage the private sector in its new trade policy to promote its benefits and gather feedback from the business community.

The UAE-India CEPA was signed on February 18, 2022, and took effect on May 1, 2022. It was developed to improve bilateral trade and investment between the two countries, and it covers a wide range of sectors, including trade in goods and services, intellectual property, investment, and dispute resolution, among others.