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Overseas Trade: India

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL16614, tabled on 24 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to advance UK trading relations with India post-Brexit.

Answered on

3 July 2019

India and the UK already enjoy a strong bilateral trading relationship. Last year overall trade grew by 14% to £20.5bn in comparison to 2017.

The UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) allows for Ministerial discussion on our trade interests with the Indian Government. In 2016, both sides agreed to set up a Joint Working Group on Trade reporting to the JETCO with a specific aim of addressing non-tariff trade barriers. Excellent progress is being made in unlocking barriers in specific sectors. We are exploring the expansion of this work, laying the groundwork for an ambitious trading relationship with India in the future.