The EU, Brexit and India: Adapting to changing landscapes

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Britain’s vote to leave the EU sent shockwaves around the world, and nowhere more so than in the UK’s external trade relations. “Economics do not like these uncertainties” said Shishir Bajoria, Chairman of the Bajoria Group. But if and when it happens, Brexit could create as many opportunities as challenges for UK-India and EU-India relations, participants heard at a Friends of Europe debate, organised as part of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce’s Trade and Investment Partnership Summit.

With €72.5bn worth of EU-India trade and €19.4bn of UK-India trade at stake, all three partners need to think carefully about the future of their relations after Brexit. “The UK has to be a great partner for India; culturally, we understand each other”, said Madi Sharma, UK Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EU has also grown to see India as one of its key partners: “India is one of the EU’s four strategic partners in the Asia-Pacific”, said Veronica Cody, Head of Division for Regional Affairs, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan at the European External Action Service (EEAS). “Whatever the ups and downs in the relationship, there is a comfort in the permanence and long-standing nature of the relationship.”

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For the fourth consecutive year, Friends of Europe is delighted to take part in the Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS) organised by the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) and to co-organise the session on “The EU, Brexit and India- Adapting to Changing Landscapes”.

Britain’s vote to leave the EU sent shockwaves around the world. The impact on India, with its historically strong relationship with the UK and its growing links with the European Union, will be especially strong. With €72.5bn worth of EU-India trade and €19.4bn of UK-India trade at stake, all three partners need to think carefully about the future of their relations after Brexit.

  • How will Brexit affect ongoing negotiations for an EU-India Free Trade Agreement?
  • Will Britain’s decision to leave the EU prove to be a boom or a bust for UK-India trade and investment links?
  • What challenges and opportunities does Brexit offer to European and Indian businesses?
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Shishir Bajoria

Chairman of the Bajoria Group

Veronica Cody

Head of Division for Regional Affairs, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan at the European External Action Service (EEAS)

Pratik Dattani

Managing Director of EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting and Director of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (2014-2017), United Kingdom

Gereth Price

Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme at Chatham House

Madi Sharma

Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Founder of the Women’s Economic and Social Think Tank (WESTT)

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Shada Islam

Managing Director at New Horizons Project

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Pratik Dattani

Managing Director of EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting and Director of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (2014-2017), United Kingdom

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