Trade between India and the United Kingdom reached $15.5 billion, with a trade surplus of $2 billion for India. India is now the second largest investor in the UK economy. The United Kingdom has 842 Indian companies employing more than 110,000 people, which generated nearly $41 billion in sales in the past year. According to the statement, the total turnover of Indian companies in the UK has increased by 87% over the last five years. Faced with the UK`s attempt to build stronger trade relations around the world amid its chaotic exit from the European Union (EU) and difficulties in preparing a post-Brexit trade deal, Raab said the end of the transition period would allow Britain to regain control of the ability to conclude free trade agreements with the rest of the world , especially in the Indo-Pacific space. The office, occupied by experienced individuals with private and intergovernmental experience, will be located at the DIT, with Investment Minister Gerry Grimstone leading his work in close partnership with Downing Street No. 10 under British Prime Minister Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak. During the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK, there were concerns about the lack of agreement on the terms of withdrawal and the fact that the UK would hastily leave the EU without any deal (the initial scenario of Brexit without a deal). With this result a possibility, the United Kingdom secured a pure trade agreement with Norway and Iceland, which would only be valid after an exit without an EU agreement. Since the UK agreed on conditions in November 2019 and ratified the Brexit withdrawal agreement and left the EU at the end of January 2020, the deal has become obsolete and will therefore not enter into force.

India and the United Kingdom agreed on Tuesday on key elements of a 10-year roadmap to improve relations and promised to speed up talks on a free trade deal amid Britain`s efforts to expand trade relations amid its turbulent exit from the European Union. “We are talking to the EU and I am in dialogue with the EU Trade Commissioner. I`m looking for an early harvest agreement. Open to discussion on a wide range of topics. It is up to Britain and the EU to take the glove first,” Goyal said. Both sides recognized “the importance of early follow-up discussions on a trade agreement” and the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement on migration and mobility to facilitate the mobility of students and professionals, the Foreign Ministry said. Business Standard has always strived to provide up-to-date information and feedback on developments that interest you and have broader political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your constant encouragement and feedback on how to improve our offering has only strengthened our determination and commitment to these ideals. Even in these difficult times arising from Covid-19, we continue to commit to keeping you informed with credible news, relevant views and concise comments on current issues. However, we have a request. In the fight against the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your even greater support so that we can continue to provide you with superior content.

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