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PTI: Trump administration urged to press India on IP protection, market access

A letter, signed by Brian Pomper, AFTI executive director, cites price controls, forced localisation, technical barriers to trade and intellectual property barriers as the issues of significant concern that US industries face in India. Ahead of the India-US Trade Policy Forum meeting, an influential business advocacy group asked the Trump ...

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Inside U.S. Trade: Business coalition tells Lighthizer to tackle market access, IP issues with India

The Alliance for Fair Trade with India wants the Trump administration to knock down market access barriers India has erected, focusing on price controls, localization requirements, standards issues and intellectual property in a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer ahead of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum and Commercial ...

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Politico Pro: U.S. businesses submit India trade wish list

By Adam Behsudi An alliance of U.S. business and industry groups is urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to address four areas of concern when he meets with his Indian counterparts for this week's U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum and Commercial Dialogue meeting. https://www.politicopro.com/trade/whiteboard/2017/10/us-businesses...

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Global Trade Magazine: US-India Bilateral Trade Forum Accomplishes Little

By Peter Buxbaum The US-India Bilateral Trade Policy Forum (TPF) took place in Washington last week for the first time since President Donald Trump took office and ended with discord among the parties. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized redressing the US trade deficit of $20 billion, as is Trump administration policy, while ...

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PTI: American industries want robust India-US relationship, more bilateral trade, says advocacy group

An India-focused American trade advocacy group has sought "truly fair" bilateral trade between the two countries, days after India and the US conducted its Trade Policy Forum and Commercial Dialogue. "A truly fair and bilateral US-India trade partnership would have the potential to reap monumental economic benefits for both countries, including ...

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The New Indian Express: US asks India to open market, address trade imbalance

The US on Tuesday asked India to open its market for American firms and address the rising trade imbalance between the two countries while taking steps to protect intellectual property rights. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, addressing an event organised by the US India Business Council (USIBC), said India has been a greater beneficiary of ...

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The Hindu: America wants growing trade with India

By Varghese K. George U.S. Commerce Secretary says rising imbalance in business is a concern for U.S. The rising imbalance in trade with India is a concern for America and India must open its market to more American companies, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday. Mr. Ross said India must also take more effective measures ...

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India New England News: Alliance for Fair Trade with India Comments on President Trump and Prime Minister Modi’s First Meeting

The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “AFTI welcomes President Trump and Prime Minister Modi’s recognition of the great potential of the U.S.-India economic relationship and the need to improve trade and ...

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Economic Times: India must reduce obstacles to US exports: Donald Trump warns Narendra Modi

Donald Trump has asked India to reduce obstacles, calling for a “fair and reciprocal” trade relationship, as it seeks to step up exports of fuel, including liquefied natural gas, on longterm contracts. The two countries proposed increased commercial engagement based on the principles of free and fair trade. “To this end, the United ...

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PTI: Trump, Modi must take ‘concrete actions’ to meet goals: AFTI

By Lalit K. Jha An American trade body has urged President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quickly review the bilateral trade relationship and take "concrete actions" to meet the goals set by them during their maiden meeting. During his meeting with Modi, Trump asked the prime minister to do more to reduce obstacles to US ...

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