International Agreements Committee
UK–India free trade agreement: Scrutiny of the Government’s Negotiating Objectives

6th Report of Session 2022-23 - published 22 July 2022 - HL Paper 53



Chapter 1: Strategic considerations

The strategic case

Negotiating challenges

Feasibility of a comprehensive agreement

Asymmetry between UK and India’s business environments

India’s developing economy

Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 2: The agreement

Goods trade

Services trade and mobility


Digital trade and data

Intellectual property (IP)

Environment and climate

Labour, human and women’s rights, and development

Other chapters of interest

Chapter 3: Government engagement and consultation

Negotiating Objectives: too vague and need to be framed within a published trade policy

Round updates

Consultation with the devolved administrations

Chapter 4: This report and inquiry

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members, declarations of interest and Committee staff

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Appendix 4: Extract from the UK Government strategy for the UK-India FTA

Appendix 5: Summaries of negotiating rounds

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