About Agri Exchange
Apeda Agri Exchange
Benefits / Facilities
Fruits & Vegetables Seeds
Fresh fruits & Vegetables
Other Fresh Vegetables
Other Fresh Fruits
Others (Betel Leaves & Nuts)
Processed Fruits & Vegetables
Cucumber and Gherkins (Prepd. & Presvd.)
Processed Fruits,Juices & Nuts
Sheep/ Goat Meat
Albumin (Eggs & Milk)
Other Processed Foods
Jaggery & confectionery
Non Basmati Rice
United Arab Emirates
...View more country profiles
Analytical Report on FTAs
Tariff Concession under FTAs
Global Analytical Report
India's Export Analytical Report
Comparative Report On APEDA Products
Comparative Report On Principal Commodities
DGFT : Public Notice, Notifications, Circular and Trade Notice
India Food Safety & Standards
Foreign Trade Policy 2023-28
Chapter 01 - Legal Framework and Trade Facilitation
Chapter 02 - General Provisions Regarding Imports and Exports
Chapter 03 - Developing Districts as Export Hubs
Chapter 04 - Duty Exemption Remission Schemes
Chapter 05 - Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme
Chapter 06 - Export Oriented Units (EOUs), Electronics Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPs), Software Technology Parks (STPs) and Bio-Technology Parks (BTPs)
Chapter 07 - Deemed Exports
Chapter 08 - Quality Complaints and Trade Disputes
Chapter 09 - Promoting Cross Border Trade in Digital Economy
Chapter 10 - Scomet: Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies
Chapter 11 - Definitions
Submit New lead
Indian Mission Login
India-UK FTA: Issues to be resolved in coming weeks, says Piyush Goyal.
Nov 20, 2023
Trade Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said India and the United Kingdom (UK) would be able to resolve the pending issues for a free-trade agreement (FTA) in the coming weeks, as the remaining issues were not insurmountable.
'FTAs are crystal-gazing into the future. You have to really project how the agreement will play out in 20, 30, 50 years into the future. So they are drafted very carefully. One never rushes to do an FTA. One should do it with great care and consideration of different interests,' Goyal told news agency
He said both sides were looking at issues that are of a very sensitive nature as well as very important to each other. 'We hope that in the coming weeks we will be able to come to some conclusion,' he said
The minister said both sides had several rounds of negotiations, and 20 of 26 chapters had been sealed. 'Currently, we are in active dialogue on different tracks. Amongst the few issues pending, there is nothing impossible to navigate,' he said.
On Wednesday, Commerce Secretary Sunil Barthwal told reporters that they were not working under any deadlines on the conclusion of negotiations on the FTA, citing there are issues that are slightly complex in nature and of economic significance to both countries.
'We are not working under any deadlines. Though, there are internal timelines as such, and round-wise discussions happen there,' Barthwal had said, adding that issues were being examined carefully in a roundwise manner and they were expected to finish soon.
Till now, 13 rounds of negotiations have concluded on the issue, and chief negotiators of India and the UK are expected to soon hold the next round of talks to iron out remaining issues, including concessions for electric vehicles (EVs) and greater market access in services, among others.
Launched in January last year, the agreement was originally scheduled to conclude by Diwali (October 24, 2022), but the deadline was missed due to several adverse developments.
On his visit to the Tesla factory in San Francisco earlier this week, Goyal said no decision had been taken on when Tesla would come to India and what role it would have in India’s private sector engagement on space.
'Those are for officials to look at. The purpose of my visit was very clear. I was looking at engaging with the high-quality senior-level Indian talent who are contributing to Tesla’s success story. I was also very keen to see the EV factory because we are now increasingly contributing through parts and components in the making of EVs,' he had said.
'Last year, India exported about a billion dollars' worth of goods. This year, it will almost double to $1.9 billion exports from India to Tesla. India is producing really high-quality products, spare parts, auto components, which I am sure will help us as we expand our electric auto ecosystem,' he added.
Goyal said as more and more companies from around the world come into India and as the homegrown Tatas and Mahindras expand their operations, India is poised to become a big market and big producer of EVs. 'The idea behind the visit (to the Tesla factory) was to understand the story and see how it is going to move forward,' he said.
Offer/Submit New Lead
View Buy Leads
View Sell Leads
APEDA Agri Exchange
Latest Sell Offers
Latest Buy Offers
Exports from India
News & Analysis
Latest Market Reports
View Newsletter Online
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
NCUI Building 3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi - 110 016
Phone : 91-11-41486013, 20863919, 20867008, 20867007