Negotiations for an EU-India free-trade agreement are currently stalled but both sides are looking at ways to improve trade and investment relations. This remains a key priority market for EU business. The announcements made during the EU-India Summit of 8 May 2021 to resume negotiations for a trade agreement, launch negotiations on a stand-alone investment protection agreement and start negotiations on a separate agreement on geographical indications were very well received by European business.

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Public letters Date
EU-India: Trade and Technology Council and trade and investment negotiations - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Valdis Dombrovskis 01/03/2023
Global association letter on India's Data Protection Bill 01/03/2022
EU-India summit on 30 March 2016 - Letter from BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission 29/03/2016
Trade and investment conditions in India - Letter from EU and US business organisations to Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs 12/12/2014
EU-India economic relations - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Karel De Gucht 20/05/2014
Policy proposals by the Indian government the areas of intellectual property and procurement - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to H.E. Manmohan Singh, Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of India 19/03/2013
Transatlantic business concerns about Indian government IP policies - Joint letter from BusinessEurope, TABD and the US Chamber of Commerce to Michael Froman, Ron Kirk and Karel De Gucht 07/11/2012
Compulsory licensing in India - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Karel De Gucht 09/08/2012
Position papers Date
What European business expects from the EU-India trade and investment protection agreements - BusinessEurope priorities 09/09/2021
Press releases Date
EU-India Business Roundtable - Joint statement 08/05/2021
Re-launch of EU-India trade negotiations an important step forward 08/05/2021
Health and humanitarian crisis in India 30/04/2021


Elena Suárez Sánchez

Senior Adviser
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Last updated: 10 September 2021