The House of Lords International Agreements Committee (IAC) launched an inquiry into the UK-India trade negotiations. The IAC is considering all aspects of the negotiations, but is particularly interested to hear how an agreement might affect consumers and businesses; and the likely economic, social, environmental and other impacts of the agreement.
The first round of negotiations started in mid-January and future negotiating rounds are expected every 5 weeks. The Government will be scrutinising the negotiations, the Government’s Negotiating Objectives as well as the final content of the agreement and will later produce a report on the UK Government’s published Negotiating Objectives where they will be particularly reliant on written evidence.
The call for evidence is open to anyone. Interested organisations and individuals are invited to submit written evidence to the inquiry by 11:59 PM on Sunday 27 February.