“In addition to trade, now we are looking at FTAs from the point of view of our strategic considerations. So, that is the fresh approach we are taking,” commerce secretary Sunil Barthwal instructed reporters. Within the negotiations for a Complete Financial Cooperation Settlement with Australia as effectively, vital minerals is among the components, together with the potential of increasing it to sports activities, among the many 15 new areas of discussions.
The federal government is within the hunt for lithium and different vital minerals because it pushes for vitality transition, which may very well be used for batteries.
Barthwal additionally stated that important progress has been made within the talks with the UK, the place 19 of the 26 chapters have now been negotiated and discussions in areas resembling funding and intel lectual property rights are amongst these which are at present pending.
“Now, only a few issues are left. A team from the UK is coming for the (G20) Trade and Investment Group meeting (in Jaipur next week). We hope to close it when they visit,” Barthwal stated.
The federal government is intently monitoring imports to make sure that there isn’t any focus of products coming from one nation, however has dominated out additional restrictions just like the one imposed on laptops, tablets and private computer systems.