Joint outcome statement: UK-India round twelve of FTA negotiations

Round twelve of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the Republic of India

SEP 1, 2023

The twelfth round of negotiations for the UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) took place from the 8-31 August, 2023. As with previous rounds, this was conducted in a hybrid fashion – a number of UK officials travelled to Delhi for negotiations and others attended virtually.

On 24-25 August, 2023 India hosted the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Jaipur. The Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, the Secretary of State for Business and Trade visited India for the meeting and met with the Honourable Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Piyush Goyal. They took stock of the FTA and agreed ways to progress the negotiations.

The thirteenth round of negotiations is due to take place in September.

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