Trade Agreements: India

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 24th November 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department’s policy paper entitled UK-India free trade agreement: the UK's strategic approach, published in January 2022, if she will publish the modelling her Department used as the basis for Table 2: Summary of estimates of UK macroconomic impacts, long run changes against the baseline; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

A UK-India Free Trade Agreement will offer significant economic opportunities to British business and will benefit domestic consumers.

The macroeconomic impacts of a deal are estimated using a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. Details of the approach used to assess the macroeconomic impacts and the modelling assumptions are described on page 53 and 54 of the document. These provide the basis for the results seen in Table 2.

Further details on the model specification can be found in ‘Technical annexes accompanying the Scoping Assessment of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and India’ (

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.