EFTA and India hold sixth round of free trade negotiations

Published: 15-11-2010
Delegations from the four EFTA States and India continued their negotiations on a broad-based Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 11 and 12 November 2010 in Geneva.

Building on previous meetings, experts from both sides notably discussed market access for industrial and agricultural goods, and trade in services. Other important topics addressed included investment and intellectual property rights. The parties agreed on a range of follow-up work in preparation for the next round of negotiations foreseen to take place in February 2011.

The EFTA team was headed by Ambassador Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch from Switzerland, while Mr P.K. Chaudhery, Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, led the Indian delegation.