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2016 NTE Report Confirms U.S. Exporters Face Significant Barriers to Trade and Investment in India

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently released its 2016 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), which includes a detailed analysis of the current trade and investment relationship between India and the United States. The report highlighted many of the concerns detailed by USTR in October, ...

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NAM: India’s New Budget, Reports Show Gap between Rhetoric and Reality on Problems Facing Manufacturers

By: Ryan Ong, Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers India just entered its “budget season” with a flurry of reports on the Indian economy and fiscal priorities for the coming year. While these rosy reports contain positive rhetoric about India’s economic and commercial environment, global ...

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India Should Remain on Special 301 Priority Watch List, Be Subject to Out-of-Cycle Review

Despite encouraging dialogue between President Obama and Prime Minister Modi as well as other high-level officials over the past 18 months, numerous concerns and issues with India’s intellectual property rights (IPR) remain. Today, the Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI), along with several of its members, testified before the Special 301 ...

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NAM: WTO Decision on Solar Localization Rules Marks Victory for U.S. Manufacturers

By: Ryan Ong, Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel had found that localization rules under India’s national solar energy policy violated WTO international trade ...

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India Ranks Next-to-Last in GIPC’s IP Index

Yesterday, the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released the U.S. Chamber’s annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index revealing that India still needs to make major improvements to its IP environment to keep pace with its international trade competitors and to attract trade and investment in innovative industries that are ...

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India Maintains Weak Trade Ranking Among G20 Peers

G20 leaders met in Antalya, Turkey this week to discuss strengthening trade relations to boost economic growth and sustainable development. The G20 meeting convened representatives from the top 20 economies, developing and developed alike. Together, they comprise two-thirds of the world population and 80 percent of the world’s GDP. Together, ...

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The Path to Economic Growth in India: Welcome New Business and Innovation

By: Linda Dempsey, vice president of international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)   U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meet today for the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in Washington, DC, to examine and move forward our bilateral trade ...

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This Week: U.S. Lawmakers Recognize Importance of U.S.-India Economic Partnership; Now It’s Time for Action in India

This Week: U.S. Lawmakers Recognize Importance of U.S.-India Economic Partnership; Now It’s Time for Action in India This week, the critical growing economic relationship between the United States and India was spotlighted by Vice President Joe Biden and several top U.S. lawmakers at events in Washington, D.C. Though the two nations have ...

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Is India “Open For Business”?

Is India “Open For Business”? Members of Congress, policy experts, economists, and industry leaders gathered at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C., yesterday morning for a policy breakfast briefing event to examine an important question: “Is India Open For Business?” after the first year of the Modi government. Sponsored by the ...

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USTR Report Echoes AFTI Concerns on India’s Discriminatory Trade Barriers

On behalf of the many diverse industries we represent, AFTI welcomes USTR’s continued efforts to identify and eliminate trade barriers with India. The recently released 2015 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) provides further evidence of new and existing discriminatory trade barriers and weak intellectual property ...

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