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Next round of trade talks with India expected shortly: UK Minister

India, UK tick 16 of 25 areas in proposed FTA

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With Indian-origin Rishi Sunak taking over as UK’s Prime Minister, the talks are expected to gather pace

Shreya Nandi New Delhi
India and the United Kingdom (UK) have closed the majority of chapters —16 of 25 policy areas — so far, said UK's Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands as he sought a deal that is “fair, reciprocal”.

The next round of trade agreement talks between India and the UK is expected shortly, the minister told Parliament.

Both nations missed the October 24, or Diwali, deadline to finalise the agreement as several issues remained unresolved. Besides political uncertainty in the UK, the fear of recession and controversial comments by a minister regarding Indian immigrants overstaying in the UK had

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 12:05 PM IST

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