India-UK free commerce dialogue in autumn


London, May 5

India and the UK will begin negotiations for a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement from autumn this year after the Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) was formally signed between the trade ministers on both sides on Wednesday.

Following a virtual meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss confirmed that the ETP agreed between PMs Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson on Tuesday has been officially signed off.

The pact worth 1 billion pounds has been pegged as aiming for a “quantum leap” in the UK-India relationship, with India elevating the status of its relationship with the UK to a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”. — PTI



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