India, UK Conclude Fifth Round Of Talks For Free Trade Agreement

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New Delhi: India and the United Kingdom concluded the fifth round of talks for an India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, negotiation officials undertook these technical talks in a hybrid fashion – with some of the teams meeting in New Delhi, India, and the majority of officials joining virtually.

For this round of negotiations, technical experts from both sides came together for detailed draft treaty text discussions in 85 separate sessions covering 15 policy areas, the ministry added.

The ministry further stated that Indian and UK officials will continue to work intensively throughout the summer towards our target to conclude the majority of talks on a comprehensive and balanced Free Trade Agreement by the end of October 2022.

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