• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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CII pushes for India-UK free trade deal

The Cii panel with Jo Johnson and Navtej Sarna

By: Eastern Eye Staff

An “India-UK Free Trade Agreement” is the best way to get around the problems caused by Brexit, it was suggested last week by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The CII sends a senior delegation, consisting of heavyweight captains of industry, to London every summer to hold a summit and review the bilateral relationship. This year’s gathering had the theme, “The Future of UK-India Economic Relations”, but what was meant to be a routine affair assumed great importance because of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. India is the third biggest investor in Britain. Some 800 firms have invested…

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