First round of India-UK free trade agreement negotiations complete

The second round of negotiations is scheduled to take place from 7 to18 March

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Shreya Nandi New Delhi
India and the United Kingdom on Friday concluded the first round of negotiation, as  part of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations, according to a statement.

The negotiations were held virtually for over weeks and saw the coming together of technical experts from both countries for discussions in 32 separate sessions covering 26 policy areas.

It included areas such as trade in goods and services—including financial services and telecommunications, investment, intellectual property, customs, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, gender, sustainability, geographical indicators, among others.

The second round of negotiations is scheduled to take place from March 7-18.

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