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U.K. and India Start Negotiations on Post-Brexit Trade Deal

  • Talks mark latest bid by Britain to deepen ties beyond EU
  • Size of U.K.-India trade dwarfed by commerce with EU

The U.K. and India will kick off negotiations on a free-trade deal on Thursday, the latest post-Brexit prize for Britain as it seeks to deepen economic ties outside the European Union.

U.K. Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan is set to meet her Indian counterpart, Piyush Goyal, in New Dehli, starting talks on an agreement that Britain hopes will help double its trade with India by 2030, according to a statement from the U.K.’s Department for International Trade.