Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Trade and Industry, also said that as of March 1, 2017, 7,53,471 trademark applications are pending at different stages of elimination. India`s road to one of the world`s great powers cannot be blocked by small groups of extremists who aspire to revenge, said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Both sides expressed their readiness for the early resumption of negotiations and the conclusion. Negotiators from both sides would discuss issues such as intellectual property rights (IPRs), the number of goods on which tariffs will either be removed or significantly reduced. Dirty money is a big topic in India and banks in Switzerland have a long time. India is at a point where it is already facing an increase in gold imports from its FTA partners. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA), composed of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, has held discussions with India with a view to a free trade agreement. . . .