Friday, 31 March, 2023
TopicFree Trade Agreement

Topic: Free Trade Agreement

Will Rishi Sunak deliver FTA, visas for India? The answer lies in Britain’s economic woes

India, which is close to signing FTA with the EU, will have to take time to go through the India-UK FTA draft with a fine-tooth comb.

Trade Minister Piyush Goyal says all Free Trade Agreement talks ‘on track’ with UK

Goyal, speaking hours after Liz Truss announced her resignation as Britain's PM, said India will "wait and watch" the situation following the change in British leadership.

India-UK free trade deal to miss Diwali deadline, report says

Although the reason for delay wasn't clear, previous sticking points have included a steep import duty on British whiskey and India's demand for more visas for students and businesses.

India-UK free trade agreement unlikely to meet ‘Diwali’ deadline

UK Home Secretary earlier this week said Indian migrants constitute largest group of foreigners who overstay their visas. Both sides ‘interested’ in concluding talks for FTA, says MEA.

Age no bar? Why Indian liquor body wants India-UK FTA to remove whisky maturation standard

If New Delhi is offering tariff cuts on liquor, London must remove non-tariff barriers on Indian exports, says Vinod Giri of the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies.

Modi govt gives major push to free trade pacts as exports, job creation become critical

Dismantling ‘tariff walls’ for easier access into the Indian markets is expected to be biggest challenge for govt’s FTA push, something that has haunted past administrations too.

‘Slash alcohol tariffs from 150% to 75% under India-UK FTA,’ demands international liquor body

I.P. Suresh Menon of International Spirits & Wines Association of India said it's seeking an immediate reduction in duty on alcohol, which could make Scotch whisky in India cheaper.

More than just whisky: Trade body explains why India-UK FTA should address trade barriers

FTA will seek to address bilateral issues to create a robust system of trade, Richard Heald, executive chair of the UK-India Business Council, tells ThePrint in an interview.

How tension with Russia & China is pushing Europe to do more business with India

India and the European Union need to enhance trade and investment partnership, says French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain who also suggests New Delhi to look beyond the UK

Defence tech transfer, fighter jet collaboration — UK PM’s India visit packed with deliverables

PM Modi & British PM Boris Johnson set Diwali deadline to conclude talks for Free Trade Agreement & affirmed zero tolerance for extremism, particularly Khalistani groups in UK.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.