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India, EU re-launch FTA talks in Brussels

Published on June 19, 2022
Current Context: India and the European Union (EU) resumed negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) in Brussels, after a gap of nearly nine years.
India, EU re-launch FTA talks in Brussels
  • This will cover three broad areas free trade agreement, an investment protection agreement, and an agreement on geographical indications which aim to conclude negotiations by December 2023.
  • Apart from that, the EU team will visit New Delhi for the next round of FTA talks on 27 June-1 July.
  • India demanded greater access to the EU market for its skilled professionals, among others.
  • Whereas India could contribute to labor-intensive sectors, like textiles, gems and jewelry, leather footwear, and metal industries.
  • India also remains the top export destination, accounting for 15% of the Asian country’s total outbound shipment.
  • In addition to that, this proposed agreement on investment protection is aimed at increasing investor confidence on both sides, leading to increases in FDI in both directions.


Q.1 India and the European Union (EU) free trade agreement negotiation will expect to complete by which of the following year?
a. 2025
b. 2024
c. 2023
d. 2026
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