Trade Agreements: India

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 18th January 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department plans to publish a response to the consultation, Trade with India: call for input, which concluded on 31 August 2021; when she plans to publish an economic impact assessment relating to any future free trade agreement between the UK and India; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

A summary of responses to the consultation and the Department’s response was published on 13 January 2022. This was part of a broader suite of documents on the UK-India Free Trade Agreement, including an economic scoping assessment.

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade made a Written Ministerial Statement on the 13th of January about the launch of negotiations. Once the provisions of the agreement have been negotiated, HM Government will publish a full impact assessment reflecting the outcome.

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