Exports Up Over 50 % To USD 7.41 Bn During August 1-7


Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal is scheduled for digital talks along with his UK counterpart, Liz Truss, on Monday to debate the subsequent steps to launch negotiations for a UK-India commerce settlement, the UK authorities mentioned.

The UK”s Department for International Trade (DIT) mentioned the talks between Secretary of State Truss and Goyal come as a part of preparations in the direction of a free commerce settlement (FTA) with India. It follows the conclusion of the UK’s formal session course of forward of the negotiations on August 31.

“International Trade Secretary Liz truss will speak with Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal to discuss timelines and next steps to launching negotiations for a UK-India trade deal, following the closing of the public consultation on August 31,” the DIT mentioned.

“Preparations towards a free trade agreement with India are progressing. A deal would represent a major boost for UK exporters, lowering tariffs, easing regulation, and driving up bilateral trade which totalled 23 billion Pounds in 2019,” it famous.

Increasing UK-India commerce has been dubbed as a “huge opportunity” by the UK, given India’s place as one of many world’s largest and fastest-growing economies and residential to greater than a billion shoppers.

“I see the UK and India in a sweet spot of the trade dynamics that are building up,” Truss mentioned at a City of London Corporation occasion celebrating the UK-India financial partnership final week.

“We are looking at a comprehensive trade agreement that covers everything, from financial services to legal services to digital and data, as well as goods and agriculture. We think there is strong possibility for us to get an early agreement, where we lower tariffs on both sides and start to see more goods flowing between our two countries,” she mentioned.

Goyal has additionally been on the document saying that an “early harvest” commerce cope with the UK is within the pipeline.

(PTI)




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