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Australia Says Close to Finalizing Free-Trade Deal With India

  • Minister Tehan says there could be news ‘in the coming days’
  • Government has been trying to close deal before May election

Australia is on the brink of finalizing a free-trade agreement with India with an announcement possible in “coming days,” as the government works to strike a deal less than two months before an expected May election.

Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said that he and his Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal were meeting daily and “getting very close” to reaching a deal. Tehan said he was hopeful that there could be an announcement soon.