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Trade Agreements: India

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 13062, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to secure a trade deal with India.

Answered on

15 June 2021

At a virtual summit between my Rt hon. Friend the Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi in May, the United Kingdom announced its intent to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with India. The Government wants a deal that slashes barriers to doing business and trading with India’s £2 trillion economy and market of 1.4 billion consumers. On 25th May the Department for International Trade launched a consultation requesting input from consumers and businesses across all sectors that will help craft a deal that boosts economic growth, creating high-value jobs across the country. Formal FTA negotiations are expected to begin later this year.