There appears to be no serious move by India and the 28 Member European Union (EU) to forge a Broad based Trade and Investment Agreement (BITA) between the two nations. Negotiations have been launched in 2007. Ten years down the line differences continue to remain on crucial issues such as a cut in tariffs on textiles and clothing (T & C) products as well as automobiles spirits and a liberal visa regime. It is time for India to shift focus on signing free trade agreements with members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) bloc in order to propel the growth of T and C exports. A number of negotiations have been held but have not been concluded yet.