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We want an FTA that benefits both India and the UK, says Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan


India and the United Kingdom have officially launched negotiations for a free trade agreement between the two countries.

Trade Minister Piyush Goyal met with UK Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan in New Delhi. The two sides will work towards the early conclusion of an FTA that could double bilateral trade by 2030 and an interim trade deal will also be considered.

Goyal said India and the UK will also work to remove non-tariff barriers and increase market access.

The first round of negotiations between India and the UK will begin on January 17.

To discuss the prospects for bilateral trade between India and the UK, CNBC-TV18 spoke with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK International Trade Secretary.

Also watch CNBC-TV18 in conversation with TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discussing India’s priorities at the UN in 2022.

Watch the video to learn more.

First publication: STI


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