May 22, 2008

Free Trade With India

India has been sitting out there as a potential FTA partnner for a year or so. Last year it was agreed that terms of reference would be drawn up for a study on a pssoble negotiation. We haven't seen these emerge yet. But we are pleased that this is going to be the #1 issue on the agenda today in the meeting between Phil Goff and India's trade minister Kamal Nath. The meetting will also be interesting in terms of the WTO Round. Will India be prepared to give more on NAMA?