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EU, India Aim to Conclude Trade Pact Talks This Year, EU Says

June 26, 2012

The European Union and India aim to conclude negotiations toward a free trade agreement by Dec. 31, according to a joint statement released by the EU today in Brussels.

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said talks are making “good progress” and asked their staff “to identify possible solutions on all remaining issues,” according to the statement. Negotiators will meet in September to discuss progress, with another ministerial meeting planned before the end of the year.

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