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.

Drug ban not trade related, hopeful of solution: EU

The EU Friday defended the banning of around 700 generic drugs tested by India's GVK Biosciences, asserting it was based on "scientific and not trade considerations" and voiced hope that a solution will be found after India deferred FTA talks with the bloc over the issue.

EU hopes to have FTA with India very soon

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

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

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

Par panel cautions govt against rushing into FTA with EU

As the India and the EU negotiate a free trade agreement, a Parliamentary panel on Thursday cautioned against its early signing and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to wait for the committee's report before finalising it.

India, Germany want early conclusion of free trade deal

India and Germany Thursday agreed to push for an early conclusion of India-EU trade and investment agreement, which is expected to substantially enhance trade and investment flow.

India and EU link up their SMEs

Even as a free trade agreement with the European Union is hanging fire, a technology platform of the 27-member bloc has joined hands with Indian business associations to facilitate two-way trade between small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

'India, EU free trade agreement facing bureaucratic hurdles'

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb blames the bureaucratic obstacle for the delay in signing of the agreement.

India looking to conclude FTA with EU this year: Sharma

India on Tuesday said it is looking to conclude the proposed comprehensive free trade pact with the European Union (EU) this year, as the negotiations are in advanced stage with the 27-nation bloc.

EU seeks huge duty cuts on auto, wines in its FTA with India

The European Union has sought substantial reduction or even elimination of duties in export of its automobiles, wines and spirits to India as a "must have" in the free trade agreement being negotiated between the two sides.