India and the UK have held detailed draft treaty text discussions in nine policy areas in the just concluded eleventh round of Free Trade Agreement talks. The commerce and industry ministry said that technical discussions were held across nine policy areas over 42 separate sessions.
On July 18, 2023, the two concluded the eleventh round of talks for the UK-India FTA.
“As with previous rounds, this was conducted in a hybrid fashion – a number of Indian officials travelled to London for negotiations and others attended virtually,” it said.
Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal visited the UK on July 10-11 where he discussed with UK’s Secretary of State for Business and Trade, Kemi Badenoch and Minister of State for International Trade, Nigel Huddleston, ways to make progress on the FTA negotiations and wider trade and investment opportunities for the UK and India.
As per the statement, commerce secretary, Sunil Barthwal also visited the UK during the round where he met with senior UK trade officials and took stock of the progress made in the eleventh round of negotiations.
“The twelfth round of negotiations is due to take place in the coming months,” the ministry said.