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India-EU trade pact to benefit both sides: Patel

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 23:28

The proposed India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will benefit both the sides and spur two-way trade, the Ministry of Heavy Industry said Friday.

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.

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.

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.

India-EU ministers to meet only after concrete deliverables

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 13:08

With "substantial gap" yet to be bridged in the India-EU FTA, the meeting between their trade ministers will only be scheduled after concrete deliverables are achieved during the talks between the chief negotiators here on May 15.

'India, EU yet to reach consensus on vexed issues for FTA'

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 14:19

"Final positions are to emerge as the negotiations across various sectors including cars are ongoing," Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D Purandeswari said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

FTA: EU members willing to work out 'balanced outcome'

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 22:31

Amid differences over the extent of duty cut in automobile sector, the EU is ready to work out for a "balanced outcome" in the proposed free-trade agreement with India, according to the visiting Members of the European Parliament.

India-EU FTA: Negotiators may meet next month

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:11

The negotiators of India and European Union are likely to meet here next month in a bid to resolve contentious issues creating a road-block in inking of the bilateral FTA, ahead of their ministers meeting in June.

Talks on India-EU FTA progressing 'very well': Sharma

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 19:51

Notwithstanding the differences resulting in delay in inking of India-EU free trade agreement, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said the negotiations are progressing "very well".