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India-EU trade pact: Negotiators discuss outstanding issues

India-EU trade pact: Negotiators discuss outstanding issues

Chief negotiators of India and EU Monday took stock of "outstanding issues", including duty cut on automobiles and movement of professionals, that have held up talks on the proposed free trade agreement (FTA).

After 30 months, India, EU officials to meet Monday on FTA

After 30 months, India, EU officials to meet Monday on FTA

Senior officials of India and the European Union are expected to hold discussions Monday on the stalled negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement.

India, EU chief negotiators to resume FTA talks soon: Nirmala

India, EU chief negotiators to resume FTA talks soon: Nirmala

After a gap of about 30 months, India and European Union (EU) will resume talks on the proposed free trade agreement (FTA), Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

PM Modi, Angela Merkel inked 18 MoUs; to fast track German investment in India

PM Modi, Angela Merkel inked 18 MoUs; to fast track German investment in India

Co-chairing the third summit-level Inter-Governmental Consultations, Modi and Merkel in their three-hour-long talks resolved to expand ties in defence, security, intelligence, railways, trade and investment, clean energy, besides deciding to work closely to combat threat of terrorism.

India-EU FTA: PM Modi conveys concerns on ban of 700 drugs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday conveyed India's concerns to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over banning of over 700 drugs two months back and asked her to use her influence in EU to remove the impediments for resumption of FTA talks with the 28-member bloc.

Angela Merkel visit: India, Germany to fast-track investment, revive EU-FTA talks

Angela Merkel visit: India, Germany to fast-track investment, revive EU-FTA talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is in India on a three-day visit, welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "commitment to improve the ease of doing business in India and the Indian decision to set up a fast-track system for German companies in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)".

India-EU FTA talks likely to figure during Angela Merkel's visit

India-EU FTA talks likely to figure during Angela Merkel's visit

Upcoming visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to give a boost to bilateral trade ties in areas like clean energy with India as the two sides are likely to pick up the issue of stalled talks on India-EU free trade pact.

India defers FTA talks with EU over ban of 700 pharma products

Expressing disappointment and concern over the EU banning sale of around 700 pharma products clinically tested by GVK Biosciences, India has deferred the talks with the European Union on the proposed free trade agreement.

India-EU FTA would require compromises by all sides: Merkel

A Free Trade Agreement between India and the EU would require "compromises" by all sides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought her help for an early conclusion of a "balanced and mutually beneficial" deal, stalled for two years.

Auto sector inclusion in India-EU FTA against 'Make in India'

India should keep the labour intensive sector out of the purview of the free trade agreements particularly the proposed pact with the 28-nation European Union bloc.

EU seeks PM Modi intervention to resume FTA talks

Keen to expand economic ties with India, the European Union has sought a 'political push' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restart the stalled talks for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expressed readiness to adopt flexibility to iron out differences on crucial issues.

Apparel Exporters ask govt to expedite India-EU FTA

Apparel exporters today sought expeditious finalisation of the India-EU Free Trade Agreement to enable better market access for Indian exporters whose total outbound shipments stood at USD 15.7 billion last year.

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

"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'

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

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’

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 Parliament panel may raise FTA issue with Anand Sharma

India-EU free trade agreement is expected to be a major issue that will come up in the meeting between a high-level delegation of European Parliament's panel on international trade and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma.

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

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

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

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.