India and EU have agreed to resume the negotiations for a balanced, ambitious, comprehensive and mutually beneficial trade agreement. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, including those on specific issues, are to be held considering the interest of either side. The commodities included / excluded in the FTA negotiations are to be finalized based on extensive consultations with the stakeholders, once negotiations resume.
Review of the existing FTAs is an ongoing process to maximize country’s export potential to benefit the domestic industry, and to make the FTAs more user friendly, simple and trade facilitative.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry Press Release dated 04th Aug 2021