Piyush Goyal, UK Commerce Minister agree on next steps for trade talks

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal conducted a virtual meeting with his UK counterpart, Liz Truss, on Monday during which they agreed on the next steps to launch negotiations for a UK-India trade agreement, the UK government said.

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) said the meeting focussed on the “scope and ambition” for a UK-India free trade agreement (FTA), following the close of the UK’s formal consultation process ahead of the negotiations on August 31.