4 May 2016

WTI presents study on EU-India trade pact

The World Trade Institute (WTI) co-organised a discussion on the impact of a potential EU-India bilateral trade and investment agreement in New Delhi on 22 April.

The opening remarks at the daylong event were made by Maurizio Cellini of the Delegation of the European Union to India.

Koen Berden, WTI Director of Outreach, presented a detailed study by the WTI, which was followed by a panel discussion. The WTI report will be released shortly.

The panellists included WTI alumnus Arpit Bhutani, India Coordinator of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards. Around half a dozen other alumni of the WTI Master’s programme (MILE) attended the event (see photo).

The event was organised jointly with CUTS International and held in the India International Centre.

India and the 28-member EU began talks on a free trade agreement in 2007.

The value of bilateral EU-India trade grew from 28.6 billion euros in 2003 to 72.5 billion euros in 2014, according to the European Commission.