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UK, India launch post-Brexit free trade talks


The UK and India kicked off talks in New Delhi on Thursday to lock in a new free trade agreement. It’s the most ambitious round of trade talks that Britain has launched since Brexit. The UK is looking to bolster its trade volumes, which have taken a major hit since leaving the European Union. What did officials say? Indian and British ministers praised the start of bilateral trade talks on Thursday, painting the negotiations as a prime opportunity for both sides. “A deal with India is a golden opportunity to put UK businesses at the front of the queue as the Indian economy continues to grow rapidly,” British International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan told reporters in New Delhi. “This is the first of my important agreements this year as Britain set out on her independent journey …

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