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FTA negotiations with India 'well advanced', next round set to commence very soon: UK minister

January 21, 2023 12:48 pm

Lord Tariq Ahmad, the UK Foreign Office Minister for South Asia, also said Britain's relationship with India is central to its foreign policy and as one of the world's biggest economies it is a key partner.

Why the government must push ahead on free trade agreements

December 26, 2022 10:17 pm

The domestic reform agenda must be aligned with ensuring that the benefits from these trade pacts can be maximised. India must lower barriers to trade, seek actively to be a part of global value chains.

India needs to increase its spending on research and development to become a global leader

December 26, 2022 12:23 pm

India needs not only technological development and brilliance in various sectors ranging from defence to agriculture to manufacturing, but it desperately needs innovations that can safeguard its basic environment — land, water, and air.

India, Australia free trade agreement to come into force from Dec 29

November 30, 2022 7:24 pm

Under the pact, Australia is offering zero-duty access to India for about 96.4 per cent of exports (by value) from day one.

Ukraine strikes digital trade agreement with Britain

November 30, 2022 9:28 am

Britain has sought to support Ukraine during the war, providing weapons but also taking economic steps, such as cutting tariffs on all Ukrainian goods to zero.

Tough value addition norms for liquor a sticky point in UK-India FTA talks

October 20, 2022 1:24 am

Moreover, India will likely settle for a phased reduction of the hefty 150% import duty on alcoholic beverages, beyond a price threshold, for the UK if it gets attractive counter-offers. Greater market access for Scotch and other alcoholic beverages is a key area of interest for the UK.

After UK Minister’s visa barb, India says both sides keen on FTA

October 08, 2022 6:39 am

The MEA spokesperson, however, refused to respond specifically to Braverman's comments. “All negotiations are part of give and take...it needs to be a win-win for both sides...I wouldn’t like to get into what people say perhaps for domestic perspectives,” Bagchi said.

India-EU FTA talks: Next round at Brussels in Sept, says ComMin

July 03, 2022 7:42 am

India and the 27-nation bloc resumed negotiations on June 17, after a gap of over eight years, on the proposed agreements on trade, investments and Geographical Indications (GI). The first round of talks, which began on June 27, ended July 1.

Demand push: Rubber industry looks to double exports by ‘25

June 05, 2022 8:24 am

AIRIA president Sawar Dhanania said the global market for rubber products which is estimated at around $212 billion today is also expected to grow by 2025.

India, EU to hold talks on FTA in June, set 2023-2024 target

April 30, 2022 10:02 am

India has been increasingly looking at international trade as a key engine of economic growth. Earlier this year, it concluded a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with the UAE and an interim trade deal with Australia.

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