EFTA and India hold tenth round of free trade negotiations

Published: 05-12-2011
Delegations from the four EFTA States and India continued their negotiations on a broad-based free trade agreement from 30 November to 2 December 2011 in New Delhi.

Subjects covered during this round included trade in industrial goods and fish, agricultural products, rules of origin, customs procedures and trade facilitation, trade defence, competition, trade in services, sustainable development, dispute settlement and legal and institutional issues.

The EFTA team was headed by State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch from Switzerland, while Mr Rajeev Kher, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, led the Indian delegation. The Parties agreed on a follow-up process over the coming months, including meetings at head and expert level.