To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 8 October 2019 to Question 294091 on overseas trade: India, when the Joint Economic Trade Committee met in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and if she will publish the papers relating to those meetings.
The 12th and 13th UK-India Joint Economic Trade Committee (JETCO) met on the 11th January 2018 and on the 15th July 2019 respectively. Following each JETCO a joint statement has been published between the Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade. The 2018 statement referenced both countries’ commitment to take forward the recommendations of the Joint Trade Review and the 2019 statement celebrated the strength of our strategic economic partnership. Both statements are available to the public on GOV.UK.