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Limited trade pact with US just a few phone calls away, says Piyush Goyal

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal says India is willing to have an 'early harvest trade deal' with the US for 50-100 export products and services

Union railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal
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Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
A limited trade pact with the US is only a few phone calls away and will solve the bilateral issues that have accumulated over the past few years, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the India Ideas Summit, organised by the US India Business Council, Goyal stressed that rather than wait for talks on a full Free Trade Agreement (FTA), India was willing to have an ‘early harvest trade deal’ that takes into account 50-100 export products and services.

‘Early harvest’ refers to a trade policy, in which both parties sign off on a set

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 9:00 PM IST

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