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India Willing to Go Ahead with Free Trade Pact with EU

Posted September 11, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(The Economic Times)

India today said it is willing to go in for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union but wants the 27-member bloc to address the issues flagged by New Delhi.

“Nothing stops us from doing it but, of course, let him (the EU ambassador) also come back saying that they are interested...it’s not as if we are holding back...,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters here.

The EU’s main focus at present is on the mega trade pact – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Read more here.