Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Joint outcome statement: UK-India round eleven FTA negotiations


Round eleven of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the Republic of India

Posted On: 24 JUL 2023 6:14PM by PIB Delhi

On 18 July 2023, the United Kingdom and the Republic of India concluded the eleventh round of talks for the UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

As with previous rounds, this was conducted in a hybrid fashion - a number of Indian officials travelled to London for negotiations and others attended virtually.  

On 10-11 July 2023, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India, Shri Piyush Goyal, visited the UK as part of the eleventh round of the UK-India FTA negotiations. He met with Rt. Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, and  Hon Nigel Huddleston MP, the Minister of State for International Trade, where they discussed ways to make progress on the FTA negotiations and wider trade and investment opportunities for the UK and India. 

Commerce Secretary, Government of India, Shri Sunil Barthwal, also visited the UK during the round. He met with senior UK trade officials and took stock of the progress made in the eleventh round of negotiations.

Technical discussions were held across 9 policy areas over 42 separate sessions. They included detailed draft treaty text discussions in these policy areas.

The twelfth round of negotiations is due to take place in the coming months.

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