Uk Trade Minister Liz Truss and Piyush Goyal, India`s Minister for Railways and Trade, agreed to explore ways to develop and deepen our trade relationship. This is a strengthened trade partnership, which will be a first step towards a broader roadmap for a deep trade partnership, and will lead to a future free trade agreement, subject to progress. In the case of a free trade agreement, two trading partners eliminate or significantly reduce import duties on the maximum number of goods traded between them. Since the two countries concluded a joint trade survey in 2018, efforts are underway to reduce trade barriers and the industry estimates that the progress made so far could give UK businesses an annual boost of up to £250 million. These include the recognition and registration of polyhalite, a multi-fuel fertiliser extracted in the UK, which will enable UK exports and help Indian farmers increase crop yields while supporting a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment. “The UK and India share a strong and enduring bond, strengthened by a modern trading relationship. As of today, it is clear that there is a great chance of deepening our relations with India. We want to remove existing trade barriers, create more quality jobs and promote innovation between two of the world`s largest democracies. I am delighted that our common ambition is now in the spotlight as we strengthen our trade relationship,” Jayawardena said. First, there have been a number of lessons learned from the experience of our previous free trade agreements. .