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EU hopes to have FTA with India very soon

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 19:41

The European Union on Friday said it was confident of inking the long-pending free trade pact with India later this year as talks on most issues are "closed" except duty-related matters including on wine and automobiles.

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.

EU-India FTA: Unless everything is agreed nothing is agreed, says panel

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:09

The proposed free trade agreement between India and EU is unlikely to move forward unless the insurance sector is further opened up by New Delhi, hinted a visiting European Parliament delegation Tuesday.

India-EU bilateral trade may touch $200 bn: Cravinho

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 22:48

The FTA negotiations between India and EU began in 2007 and the India-EU Joint Commissions have set up three sub-commissions.

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.

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.