India and the EU today announced the establishment of the three Working Groups under the India-EU Trade and Technology Council and their Terms of Reference. TTC was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President of the European Commission H.E. Ms. Ursula von der Leyen during the latter’s visit to India in April 2022.
2. The TTC is a strategic coordination mechanism that will allow both partners to tackle challenges at the nexus of trade, trusted technology and security, and thus deepen cooperation in these fields between India and the EU. The TTC with India is only the second such Council for the EU and the first such mechanism for India.
3. The TTC will be co-chaired on the Indian side by the Ministers for External Affairs; Commerce & Industry; and Communications, Electronics & Information Technology.
4. Under the TTC, the following three Working Groups have been established:
i). Working Group on Strategic Technologies, Digital Governance and Digital Connectivity: Chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
ii). Working Group on Green & Clean Energy Technologies: Chaired by Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
iii). Working Group on Trade, Investment & Resilient Value Chains: Chaired by Secretary, Department of Commerce
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