Sugar could become sour point in EU-India trade talks

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Following a recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling condemning India’s sugar subsidies, the European Parliament on Tuesday (5 July) called for no concessions in the talks over a future trade and investment agreement between Brussels and Delhi. After more than eight years of stalled negotiations on a comprehensive EU-India trade agreement, the two sides formally restarted talks in June, with the aim of striking a deal before both head to the polls in 2024. In a report, the European Parliament called for an immediate suspension of the WTO quota that provides India with 10,000 tonnes worth of preferential access to the EU sugar market annually.
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