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    Alex Ellis, UK High Commissioner to India, outlines efforts to deepen economic ties

    Published On: 13 May 2021

    A week after the UK and India signed £1billion worth of trade and investment deals and set out a ‘Roadmap’ to double bilateral trade by 2030, Asia House welcomed the UK’s High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, to brief Corporate Members on this transforming economic relationship.

    Speaking from New Delhi, Ellis provided an update on the current COVID19 situation in India and the global efforts to help tackle the crisis. He also discussed the UK’s recent Integrated Review, and its implications for the UK-India partnership across trade, technology, geopolitics and climate change.

    Asia House Corporate Members dialled in from around the world to engage with the High Commissioner, with Ellis asked a range of questions, from India’s commitment to free trade to the political situation in the country. Corporate Members also asked about the role of businesses in supporting COVID19 efforts and climate change goals; the role of financial services in UK-India trade and investment; and efforts to smooth business engagement with Indian markets, such as addressing tariffs and taxation.

    Moderated by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, the timely briefing provided Corporate Members with an update on an increasingly significant economic partnership amid a volatile global environment.

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