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india: India, United Kingdom conclude round 1 of free trade agreement talks

New Delhi: India and the United Kingdom on Friday concluded the primary round of negotiations, for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the commerce and business mentioned in a Joint Outcome Statement.

The talks coated 26 coverage areas together with trade in items and providers resembling monetary providers and telecommunications, funding, (*1*), customs, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical boundaries to trade, gender, sustainability and geographical indicators.

“Both teams maintain a shared ambition to conclude negotiations by the end of 2022- as part of both sides’ efforts to secure a comprehensive agreement,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement, including that the negotiations had been “productive”.

The negotiations had been held just about for over weeks and noticed the approaching collectively of technical consultants from each counties for discussions in 32 separate classes.

India and the UK formally launched negotiations for an FTA earlier this month with an goal to place an interim agreement in place by mid-April adopted by a complete deal by the tip of the yr.

The second round of negotiations is because of happen on March 7-18.

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