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India-EU free trade pact not likely in 3-4 years: Think tank

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 15:23

"It's (conclusion of India-EU free trade pact, also known as BTIA) not likely to happen in the next three to four years," the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) director Fredrik Erixon has said.

'Low FDI cap in insurance an issue in India-EU trade pact'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 23:12

Low FDI cap in the insurance sector is an 'outstanding issue' for India-EU free trade pact and the EU is waiting for the Indian Parliament to pass the bill that aims to raise the limit, a European Union official has said.

European Union keen on concluding FTA talks with India by 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 18:23

The EU side has been demanding significant duty cuts in automobiles, tax reduction in wines and spirits and dairy products and a stronger intellectual property regime.

‘India-EU trade deal unlikely in FY 2013-14’

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 19:32

A free trade deal between India and the European Union is unlikely before the 2014 general elections as the current government won`t be willing to make any unpopular compromises required to conclude the agreement, says a top diplomat from the grouping.

Data secure status for India is vital: Sharma on FTA with EU

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 20:59

India has a "very good agreement on table" for the European Union on bilateral free trade pact but data security status is all important for the country, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday.

Small gap posing difficulty in finalising India-EU FTA : Rao

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 15:50

At the moment, inter-sectional meetings are taking place, he told reporters on the sidelines of an Assocham function here.

India asks EU to address concerns on data security status

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 20:02

India Thursday asked European Union to address its concerns on providing data secure status for the IT industry under the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA), to which the 27-member bloc has expressed willingness to set up a Joint Working Group (JWG).

India-EU FTA talks fail to bridge gaps; ministerial meet unlikely

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 21:00

In a set back to talks for the long-pending India-EU FTA, the chief negotiators' meet on Friday failed to bridge "substantial gaps" on crucial issues, including insurance and data security status for IT sector, creating a bleak possibility of a ministerial meet next month.

India-EU FTA: Top officials hold second round of talks

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 21:23

Chief negotiators of India and the EU Thursday held the second round of talks on the stalled free trade agreement on which the discussions had started in June 2007.

Keep automobile sector out of India-Eu FTA: Maruti

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 17:32

India and the 27-nation European Union (EU) are negotiating Broad based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) since June 2007, but a breakthrough has not yet been achieved due to strong differences on several of the issues.

India-EU FTA talks stuck; insurance could be game spoiler

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 21:52

Talks between India-EU chief negotiators on FTA Wednesday got stuck with the European bloc making clear that the pact cannot proceed unless the insurance sector was further opened up by New Delhi.

India talks tough on FTA with EU; asks for lowering ambition

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 20:04

Ahead of crucial talks between chief negotiators of India and the EU from on Wednesday to iron out differences to conclude long-pending FTA talks, top officials today made it clear that the European bloc has to "lower down" its "high ambitions" if it really wants to seal the pact.