The Committee is scrutinising the Government’s free trade negotiations with India. It will take evidence when the Government publishes: its strategic approach / negotiating objectives; any negotiating round reports; any Agreement in Principle (AiP); and the final text of the free trade agreement (FTA). At the commencement of negotiations, the Committee may publish a report and seek a House of Commons debate on the Government’s negotiating objectives. The Committee may wish to take evidence during negotiations (for instance, following a negotiating round). Following the conclusion of negotiations, it will publish a report on the FTA, potentially recommending a debate before MPs consider whether to delay ratification of the agreement.
At this stage, the Committee invites stakeholders to tell it what they think of the Strategic Approach / negotiating objectives, and welcomes submissions on any of the questions in the call for evidence below, by 5pm on 13 February.
This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence
The deadline for submissions was Sunday 13 February 2022.