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Facing China, the EU and India relaunch their trade negotiations

2021-05-10T19:16:16.986Z

Discussions were frozen in 2013, due to the Indian government's inflexibility on key topics. The EU and India announced on Saturday, at a dedicated summit, that they would resume negotiations on a free trade agreement concluded in 2013. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, welcomed the opening of an “ important new chapter ”. Concretely, the discussions will focus on three main distinct areas: trade therefore, but also the protection of investments and geographical indic



The EU and India announced on Saturday, at a dedicated summit, that they would resume negotiations on a free trade agreement concluded in 2013. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, welcomed the opening of an “

important new chapter

”.

Concretely, the discussions will focus on three main distinct areas: trade therefore, but also the protection of investments and geographical indications.

In addition, there is a plethora of other subjects ranging from student exchanges to air transport and of course health.

Read also: A UK / India free trade agreement negotiated in the fall, according to London

It is therefore indeed a strong partnership that we are talking about.

Proof of its importance, the Twenty-Seven took part in this EU-India summit.

Which was not the case in previous editions.

At the end of the summit, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, indicated that the three negotiations - trade, investments and geographical indications - would be carried out in parallel.

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Source: lefigaro

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