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‘IP protection a key issue for India-US relationship’

By Patrick Kilbride, Vice President of International Intellectual Property at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Intellectual Property protection is a key issue for India-US relationship and the next week’s meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump is expected to benefit the innovators on both sides, accord...

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US manufacturers face difficulties in India: NAM

By Press Trust of India WASHINGTON: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, during which he would hold a summit meeting with President Donald Trump, National Association of Manufacturers has urged the two leaders to strengthen US-India commercial relationship. NAM, a top American advocacy group that represents the country's ...

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Trump-Modi talks can aid breakup of burdensome barriers to India trade

By Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers President Donald Trump will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House next Monday for their first in-person bilateral meeting. This interaction will break the ice and set the tone for the potential resolution of the ...

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U.S. News and World Report: Ahead of Modi Visit, U.S. Lawmakers Ask India to Rethink Price Cap on Stents

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A group of U.S. lawmakers has backed medical device makers by urging India to reconsider its decision to cap prices of heart stents, raising the issue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States later this week. In a letter sent to the Indian ambassador to Washington last month, ...

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Special 301 Report: USTR Reiterates India’s Lack of Progress on Strengthening Intellectual Property Protection

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2017 Special 301 Report today, which identifies countries that provide inadequate or ineffective protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. AFTI members are encouraged by the new administration’s commitment to calling out foreign countries that fail to ...

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Manufacturers Hopeful New Administration, Congress will Reinvigorate Efforts to Strengthen U.S.-India Economic Relationship

By Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs As a new Congress kicks off, and as the new administration takes the reins with stated priorities of boosting manufacturing in the United States, now is the right time to assess the state of the U.S.-India economic relationship. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) ...

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Final U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue Shows Some Areas of Serious Dialogue, Little Concrete Progress on Priority Issues for Manufacturers

By Ryan Ong, Director for International Business Policy The United States and India concluded the last major bilateral commercial dialogue of the Obama administration today in Delhi, wrapping up a week of workshops and high-level bilateral meetings with a long joint statement on commercial topics. While this year’s dialogue included language ...

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NAM: Manufacturers Welcome WTO Solar Panel Decison

By Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs Manufacturers welcome today’s U.S. victory on solar energy with the WTO’s rejection of India’s appeal and urge the Indian government to move quickly to dismantle its discriminatory domestic content requirements that have blocked access for U.S. solar cell modules. As each ...

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NAM: Manufacturers Disappointed in Lack of Concrete Progress in U.S.-India Dialogue

By: Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers The United States and India have much to gain by growing their commercial relationship given the relatively low-levels of trade and investment that characterize a relationship that many agree is underperforming. This year’s second ...

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The Indian Express: For innovation’s sake

By Patrick Kilbride In many respects, the relationship between the United States and India has never been better. President Barack Obama became the first US president to visit India twice during his tenure in office; Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, has travelled four times to the United States, underlining the value both governments ...

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