The EU-India FTA: Observations from a development perspective

September 2008

A report judging the likely effects on development of an EU-India Free Trade Agreement, for which negotiations began in June 2007. 

'This report examines key aspects of the EU-India FTA, with a focus on the likely impacts on sectors that are important to poverty reduction and development.  It considers in particular the consequences for India of liberalising its trade in goods, retail, financial services and government procurement.  A number of fundamental issues are assessed, concerning both the increased presence of EU goods and businesses in India and the reduced scope for regulation that the FTA would entail.'