PPE allows countries to trade in a small number of goods, which reduces volume. In addition to free trade agreements, India has negotiated other types of agreements to promote trade liberalization. Free trade agreements (FTAs) are agreements between two or more countries or between a country and a trading bloc aimed at eliminating or reducing tariffs, quotas and preferences for traded goods and services. Certification is an issue that must be respected at the time of signing the free trade agreement to protect the interests of distributors/manufacturers. For example, the Sri Lanka Standards Institute has entered into a unilateral agreement with the Export Inspection Council (EIC) of India for the recognition of test/certification reports issued by reliable Indian authorities accredited for their provision. Therefore, Indian products do not face unnecessary delays or additional costs when entering Sri Lanka. On the contrary, since the Sri Lankan authorities have not concluded an agreement providing for the acceptance of test/certification reports issued by Sri Lanka with their Indian counterparts, Sri Lankan products face undesirable obstacles. Since government authorities operate at their own pace, it is necessary to set up a system of third-party certification of private bodies in the partner countries. While ASEAN has pledged to reduce tariffs on more than 4,000 products and liberalize tariffs by more than 90%, India currently suffers from a trade deficit with the region. Together with India-ASEAN CECAF, the India-Korea CEPA was commissioned from 1 January 2010. .