India-EU FTA will provide EU with better access to a huge & rapidly growing market
On the margins of the EU-India Summit in Porto, Portugal, the EU-India Business Roundtable took place virtually to strengthen bilateral cooperation in several areas and to support increased trade and investment.
The relaunch of the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is an essential step forward for both our economies. India and the EU will both profit from strengthening bilateral cooperation in the areas of climate, digital and healthcare, and from increased trade and investment. The EU is India's largest trading partner with about 11 per cent of its total trade, worth around €80 billion, and the EU is India's top foreign investor. Both sides should use this window of opportunity, based on our shared values, commitment to rules-based multilateralism, and benefit from mutual economic opportunities.
Indian industry welcomes the announcement of resumption of formal negotiations on the India-EU trade deal at the India-EU Summit, and is ready to support the negotiations in any way possible. A pact on trade should benefit the EU with better access to a huge and rapidly growing market as well as help India access technology which could qualitatively upgrade the Indian economy.
Published on: 11/05/2021
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