On 18 July 2023, the United Kingdom and the Republic of India concluded the eleventh round of talks for a UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
As with previous rounds, this was conducted in a hybrid fashion – a number of Indian officials traveled to London for negotiations and others attended virtually.
On 10-11 July, the Honorable Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Piyush Goyal, visited the UK as part of the eleventh round of the UK-India FTA negotiations. He met with Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP, the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, and Nigel Huddleston MP, the Minister of State for International Trade, where they discussed ways to make progress on the FTA negotiations and wider trade and investment opportunities for the UK and India.
Shri Sunil Barthwal, Commerce Secretary, Government of India also visited the UK during the round. He met with senior UK trade officials and took stock of the progress made in the eleventh round of negotiations.
Technical discussions were held across 9 policy areas over 42 separate sessions. They included detailed draft treaty text discussions in these policy areas.
The twelfth round of negotiations is due to take place in the coming months.