On 24 September 2010, trade ministers from Canada and India met in Ottawa to participate in the First Annual Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment. Both ministers accepted the Canada-India Joint Study Group Report that studied the feasibility of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) and endorsed the recommendation to initiate negotiations of an association agreement.
On 16 November 2010, in New Delhi, Canada and India launched negotiations for an economic partnership agreement between both countries. The second and third round of negotiations took place in July and December 2011, respectively. The fourth round of negotiations was held in New Delhi on 13-16 February 2012. A fifth round took place in July. The sixth round was held in November 2012 and the seventh one took place in New Delhi on February 5 and 6, 2013.