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25 Novembre 2021

India

INDIA, UK MAY FINALISE A FULL FTA WITHOUT AN EARLY HARVEST

Media reports suggest that India may not insist on a two-stage trade deal with the UK—an early harvest arrangement followed by a comprehensive pact if all issues are adequately addressed—as Britain is keen to conclude a full free trade agreement (FTA) without resorting to an interim deal. Negotiations on the FTA are set to start before the end of the year and it appears that the British side has indicated that it prefers that the talks lead to a comprehensive pact. The two sides were expected to begin the negotiations in November, but these have been held up by scheduling issues. Reports further suggest that there was some apprehension on the British side that India, after concluding a possible early harvest deal, could delay substantive issues for concluding an FTA. The Early Harvest Agreement was initially supposed to be closed by March/April next year. (ICE NEW DELHI)


Fonte notizia: The Hindustan Times