|The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) is delighted to invite you to the next in our series of exclusive UK-India FTA Webinars. This time in partnership with EY and HSBC, the webinar will focus on how the upcoming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations are shaping UK-India economic cooperation.
Date: Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 (BST) / 14:30 – 15:30 (IST)
We are extremely pleased, and fortunate, to be joined by Ms Kate Thornley, Deputy Director India Trade Negotiations, Department for International Trade along with guest speakers from EY; Mr Agneshwar Sen, Associate Partner – International Trade, Tax and Economic Policy; HSBC; Ms Aayushi Chaudhary, India and Sri Lanka Economist and University of Sussex; Dr Amrita Saha, Research Fellow and Lead on Trade and Development, Institute of Development Studies.
This webinar will be a chance for you to hear from our experts who shall deliberate on the progress made on the UK and India free trade agreement negotiations thus far.
The negotiations which were launched with the 2-day visit of Secretary of State, Ms Anne-Marie Trevelyan to India, to kick-start the discussions with her counterpart Mr Piyush Goyal, Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry in January 2022, is presently undergoing the 4th round of discussions, with key focus on both tariff and non-tariff barriers which involves investor protections rules, harmonisation of standards and governance, intellectual property rights and other policy areas to arrive at a comprehensive trade deal.
The underlining outcome of the discussions is encouraging, open and positive, setting a reassuring momentum and vital step for signing off the deal by October 2022.
The objective of this webinar is to understand the implications for the industry and cross border trade movement. Several plans, decisions and investments hinge on the positive headways and outcomes of the negotiations. These would have significant economic and financial impact for both countries and their bilateral trade.
Join us to understand the dynamics and direction in which the negotiations will proceed and how these would have significant economic and financial impact for both countries and their bilateral trade.
We look forward to you joining us in this session. To confirm your place, please register using the ‘Register Now’ button below!