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India-Canada second round free-trade agreement talks start next week

Canada is expected to seek greater market access for agricultural products such as pulses. Both nations may steer away from including sensitive items such as dairy in the trade deal

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Canada was India’s 36th largest trading partner in FY22. India exported goods worth $3.76 billion to Canada, while importing goods worth $3.13 billion in the financial year 2021-22

Shreya Nandi New Delhi
Officials from India and Canada are expected to meet virtually next week to commence the second round of negotiations for a free-trade agreement (FTA) that aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.

India is expected to push for greater market access for pharmaceutical products, readymade garments, agriculture goods and easier movement of skilled workers, to create more jobs for its IT professionals, people aware of the matter said. Canada is expected to seek greater market access for agriculture products such as pulses. Both nations may steer away from including sensitive items such as dairy in the trade deal, they

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 10:30 PM IST

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