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We produce informative reports and white papers on the state of UK India trade, how to increase it, and the areas of opportunity for UK companies in India.

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Trade and Investment were front and centre when the Indian and UK Prime Ministers announced a “transformational” Comprehensive Strategic Partnership on 4 May 2021, with the signing of a UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) and commitments to double trade by 2030 and to start Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations by the end of 2021. Businesses are […]

The University Corporate Partnership (UCP) initiative stemmed from two challenges our members and clients have consistently conveyed to us. The first is that universities tell us it is challenging to forge collaborations and partnerships with Indian businesses. Despite being world leading and highly ranked in their specialist subjects, they find it difficult to capture the attention […]

This report outlines the breadth of advocacy work that the UKIBC has delivered in the last twelve months and sets out our objectives and plans for 2021. The UK and India are important economic partners, and the mutually beneficial relationship is only growing stronger. India is projected to become the world’s third largest economy by […]

In August 2020, the Department of Military Affairs in the Indian Ministry of Defence published a list of equipment which, in a phased manner, from 2020 onwards, cannot be imported into India. Part of the Government of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat, or ‘Self-Reliant India’ response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the embargo’s purpose is to increase local […]

This is the UK India Business Council’s sixth annual ‘Doing Business in India’ Report, in which we outline the point of view of UK businesses and higher education institutions on India’s business environment and the ease of doing business. This report details why companies want to do business in India, the challenges they face in […]

UK India Business Council, with our partners KPMG, have come together to produce this significant report on opportunities in the Indian Aerospace and Defence Industry. India has one of the largest defence industrial complexes in the developing world, yet the country continues to be overwhelmingly dependent on arms and equipment imports. This low level of […]

White Paper on Removing Barriers to Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management using Anaerobic Digestion in India India is the 5th largest economy in the world today with an ambition to become a USD 3 trillion economy (making it the 3rd largest economy in the world) by 2025. Accompanied by this ambitious target is the fact […]

This report outlines the breadth of advocacy work that the UKIBC has delivered in the last twelve months and sets out our objectives and plans for 2020. 2019 was another important year, during which we secured a number of advocacy wins that enhance the UK-India bilateral relationship. These include reforms to increase the post-study work […]

With the UK developing policies to enable UK universities to expand their international engagement and India embarking on the largest reform of its higher education sector in a generation, the time is right to ask UK higher education institutions about the future with India. This report gathers the views of UK universities and business schools […]

This report marks the fifth annual ‘Doing Business in India’ Report by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC). Building on our previous reports, we asked UK companies and higher education institutions operating in India about India’s business environment, why they want to do business in India, the challenges they have faced, and their priorities for […]

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