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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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Law 360: US Manufacturers Seek Results From India Trade Summitt

By Rick Archer Law360, New York (August 26, 2016, 8:47 PM ET) -- The National Association of Manufacturers said Friday it is hoping for concrete results in opening up trade from next week’s U.S.-India economic summit. The U.S. and India will begin their second annual Strategic and Commercial Dialogue on Monday, and NAM said it hopes this ...

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NAM: Talking is Good, but United States and India Should be Moving Beyond Just Words by Now

By: Ryan Ong, Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers Top U.S. officials are setting travel plans now for the second annual Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD), set for the week of August 28 in New Delhi. This year’s S&CD will be a litmus test for these dialogues, demonstrating whether ...

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Financial Express: GIPC co-hosts session with AMCHAM on India’s National IPR Policy

Global innovators highlight the ability of strong IP protections to drive innovation and the need for an action-oriented approach towards the policy GIPC recently co-hosted an interactive session with AMCHAM on India’s national IPR policy. A diverse group of industry, academic and government experts gathered to share their views on the ...

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Business Insider: Seizing India’s Innovation Opportunity

By Kalpana Reddy A lot can change in two years - or not. The world has weathered an economic crisis and has come together through to tackle poverty, hunger, disease, and global terror. India will play a pivotal role in responding to existing and emerging global challenges but India must also put its own house in order. The election of ...

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