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Don’t rush post-Brexit trade deal with India, business chiefs warn

Don’t rush post-Brexit trade deal with India, business chiefs warn
Focus on substance rather than Diwali deadline, trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan told

Top British business bodies have warned the government against rushing into a bad trade deal with Inde to meet a self-imposed deadline to get it “done by Diwali”.

Boris Johnson urged negotiators to finalise a post-Brexi free trade agreement before the annual Indian festival, which falls 24 octobre, during his visit to the country in spring.

But a group of 11 bodies representing tech, manufacturing and the services industry have written to trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan – urging her not to compromise on the “substance” to meet the timetable.