Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Foreign Trade (Europe)
Functions of the Division

The Division deals with India’s trade and economic cooperation with 38 Countries of Europe region, divided mainly into three blocks:

  • European Union :27 countries) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Rep, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden
  • European Free Trade Association : (4 countries) Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  • Other European Countries : (7 countries) Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro,Serbia, Turkey and UK
Officers in the Division
Ms. Nidhi Mani Tripathi Joint Secretary
  • Room No : 287-B, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23061971
  • Emaill : tnidhim[at]ias[dot]nic[dot]in
Shri Anurag Sehgal Director
  • Room No : 223-D, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23061810
  • Emaill : sehgal[dot]anurag[at]nic[dot]in
Shri Y.P. Dhewal Deputy Secretary
  • Room No : 219, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063365
  • Emaill : dseurope-doc[at]gov[dot]in
Shri Vivek Jayaswal Under Secretary
  • Room No : 19-A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063361
  • Emaill : us4euro-doc[at]nic[dot]in
Shri Pushpendra Kumar Sharma Under Secretary
  • Room No : 19-A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063943
  • Emaill : us1euro-doc[at]gov[dot]in
Shri Vinod Kumar Under Secretary
  • Room No : 19-A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063943
  • Emaill : us3euro-doc[at]gov[dot]in
Shri Aditya Narayan Under Secretary
  • Room No : 19-A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063943
  • Emaill : us2euro-doc[at]gov[dot]in
Ms. Shreya Tyagi ADGFT
  • Room No : 19-A, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063361
  • Emaill : shreya[dot]tyagi[at]gov[dot]in
Sh. Ajay Kumar Sahoo Section Officer
  • Room No : 560, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23063311
  • Emaill : sahoo[dot]ak68[at]gov[dot]in
Bilateral Trade Statistics
Trade with EU, EFTA, and Other European Countries
Trade with EU, EFTA, and Other European Countries
Value in USD billion 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 (P)
EU (27)
Exports 38.76 43.91 47.86 44.99 41.36
% growth 8.44 13.29 9.00 -5.99 -8.07
Imports 38.72 43.07 50.86 45.04 38.72
% growth -0.06 11.30 18.10 -12.50 -14.03
Total of EU 77.48 86.98 98.72 90.03 80.08
EFTA(4)
Exports 1.24 1.45 1.53 1.64 1.60
% growth -19.36 16.94 5.52 6.93 -2.29
Imports 17.82 19.77 18.47 17.54 18.91
% growth -10.40 10.96 -6.61 -5.01 7.81
Total of EFTA 19.06 21.22 20.00 19.18 20.51
Other European countries including UK(7)
Exports 13.30 14.95 14.95 13.89 12.31
% growth 1.54 12.41 0.00 -7.07 -11.43
Imports 4.93 7.06 10.02 8.91 6.45
% growth -18.09 43.20 41.93 -11.12 -27.61
Total of Other European countries 18.23 22.01 24.97 22.80 18.76
Europe
Total bilateral trade with Europe 114.77 130.21 143.69 132.01 119.25
India’s Major Trading Partners of Europe
Country Exports (USD Bn) Imports (USD Bn) Total trade (USD Bn)
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 (P) 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 (P) 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 (P)
Germany 8.69 8.90 8.29 8.12 13.30 15.17 13.69 12.94 21.99 24.07 21.98 21.07
Switzerland 1.08 1.19 1.20 1.26 18.92 18.09 16.90 18.23 20.00 19.28 18.10 19.49
UK 9.69 9.30 8.74 8.16 4.81 7.56 6.71 4.96 14.50 16.86 15.45 13.11
Belgium 6.21 6.73 5.81 5.24 5.99 10.47 8.88 6.94 12.20 17.20 14.69 12.18
Netherland 6.26 8.81 8.37 6.47 2.51 4.06 3.39 3.31 8.77 12.87 11.76 9.79
France 4.90 5.24 5.10 4.78 6.52 6.67 6.17 4.06 11.42 11.91 11.27 8.85
Italy 5.71 5.59 4.97 4.74 4.71 5.29 4.49 3.85 10.42 10.88 9.46 8.58
Turkey 5.09 5.45 4.97 3.95 2.13 2.39 2.12 1.47 7.22 7.84 7.09 5.42
Spain 4.00 4.18 3.95 3.24 1.66 1.68 1.61 1.51 5.66 5.86 5.56 4.75
Poland 1.54 1.57 1.55 1.65 0.77 0.79 0.85 0.71 2.31 2.36 2.40 2.36
Total of Europe 60.31 64.34 60.52 55.17 69.90 79.35 71.49 64.08 130.21 143.69 132.01 119.25
World 303.53 330.08 313.36 291.04 465.58 514.08 474.71 393.36 769.11 844.16 788.07 684.40
% share of Europe 19.9% 19.5% 19.3% 19.0% 15.0% 15.4% 15.1% 16.3% 16.9% 17.0% 16.8% 17.4%
Foreign Direct Investment

The EU continues to be one of the largest sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for India with FDI inflows from the EU to India valued at US $ 88.32 billion from Apr 2000-March 2021. The FDI from EFTA and other European Countries in the same period is valued at US$ 35.89 billion.

Trade Agreement and Negotiations (ongoing)

EU -India and EU have agreed to resume negotiations for a Comprehensive and Balanced Free Trade Agreement.

EFTA – India and EFTA are negotiating a Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement and are committed for its early conclusion.

UK – India and the UK have signed a ‘Declaration’ on launch of the Enhanced Trade Partnership [ETP] on 4 May 2021, with intent to negotiate a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, including consideration of an Interim Trade Agreement to deliver early gains.

Meetings under Institutional Mechanism held recently
Sl No. Subject Date
1. Midterm Review of the decisions of the 19th Session of India-Italy JCEC 19th October,2020
2. 12th Meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on Trade 29th October, 2020
3. 18th Session of India-France Joint Committee 19th November, 2020
4. India-EU Sub-commission on Trade meeting 27th November ,2021
5. 13th Meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on Trade 3rd February 2021
6. 1st India-EU High Level Dialogue 5th February,2021
7. 9th Session of India-Slovenia Joint Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation 23rd March, 2021
8. 5th Session of India Portugal Joint Economic Cooperation 8-9th April, 2021
9. 14th Meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on Trade 22nd April ,2021
10. 2nd India-EU High Level Dialogue 29th April, 2021
Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
Name and Address of First Appellate Authority
Ms. Nidhi Mani Tripathi Joint Secretary
  • Room No : 287-B, Udyog Bhawan
  • Tel : 23061971
  • Emaill : tnidhim[at]ias[dot]nic[dot]in
Name and Address of CPIO
Shri Y.P. Dhewal Deputy Secretary
  • Department of Commerce
  • Room No : 219, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Tel : 23063365
  • Emaill : dseurope-doc[at]gov[dot]in