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

Contents

Summary

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

Investment

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

Evidence is published online at https://committees.parliament.uk/work/6497/ukindia-trade-negotiations/publications/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Q in footnotes refers to a question in oral evidence.





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