The Australian Trade Minister, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, last week pointed to Indian FTA priority areas such as critical minerals, infrastructure, energy, technology, agribusiness, education and space.
He announced a speeding up of talks with India last week and chose the launch of the Canberra chapter of the Australia India Chamber of Commerce to also announce an update of the India Economic Strategy.
This is a great time for business to step forward. You can have a say. You can be at the FTA discussion table.
The Minister said he had asked former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to visit India for meetings around the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (which is an FTA).
He announced to the AICC that both countries were hopeful of concluding negotiations this year – a dramatic ramping up of the pace.
The AICC has the Hon. Ted Baillieu AO as its Founding Patron.