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Won't allow sensitive issues to scuttle India-UK trade talks: Piyush Goyal

"With Canada, while they are also not much of a manufacturing base, we have to go into more details. With the UK, it's a manufacturing country on many products. So we have to do it very carefully"

Piyush Goyal  (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry (Photo: Bloomberg)

Shreya Nandi Gandhinagar
India seems to be moving carefully in negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) with the UK and Canada, given both countries compete with India in the manufacturing sector to some extent, indicates Trade Minister Piyush Goyal. In conversation with Shreya Nandi on the sidelines of the Business 20 (B20) India Inception summit in Gandhinagar, Goyal admits to difficult times ahead for exporters due to looming recession in the developed world. Edited excerpts:

The UK trade secretary recently said offering more student visas is not part of the proposed India-UK FTA.

Student visas were/are never part of FTAs. Basically, FTAs are not

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 9:42 PM IST

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