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What They Are Saying about India’s Trade and IP Policies under Prime Minister Modi

Nearly a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landslide election victory, India’s discriminatory trade barriers and weak intellectual property (IP) regime continue to harm U.S. exports of a wide range of products. While India’s new leadership has talked of reform, they have yet to take concrete action to address barriers or to strengt...

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Keep India on the Priority Watch List

India’s Weak IPR Regime Threatens Music, Movies, Medicines and More As federal agencies consider the placement of countries in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s 2015 Special 301 Report, they must keep India on the Priority Watch List. Scheduled for publication at the end of April, the Special 301 report will “identify ...

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AFTI Policy Experts Outline Trade Policy Priorities for U.S. Businesses

During a call with members of the media today, AFTI policy experts detailed the current trade barriers preventing U.S. businesses from investing in India. With a focus on President Obama’s upcoming visit to India early next week, they outlined concrete steps U.S. businesses would like to see India take to encourage foreign investment and policy ...

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Want to Add Billions to U.S. Exports? Eliminate Discriminatory Barriers and Boost IP Protection in India

By: Chris Moore, Senior Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers If India removed discriminatory barriers and improved intellectual property protection, U.S. exports to that country would rise by two-thirds (the equivalent of $14.4 billion, based on 2013 data) and U.S. investment would roughly ...

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AFTI Comments on Indian Trade Barriers for NTE Report

In a continued effort to strengthen the U.S.-India trade relationship, this week AFTI submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for the 2015 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) detailing the impact certain discriminatory trade practices in India are having on the global economy. ...

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Breaking Down Barriers is Key to Building Up India’s ICT Industry

By: Chris Moore, Senior Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers Since Indian Prime Minister Modi took office in May, he has encouraged investor optimism at home and abroad by vowing to open greater opportunities to trade with and manufacture in India. The Prime Minister has outlined several bold ...

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Guest Blog: Working Together Towards a Vibrant Digital Future in India

If the recent past is any indication, India’s telecommunications network is key to its digital future. Indeed, India’s dynamic telecommunications sector has rapidly expanded telecommunications and internet services to consumers and businesses throughout the country and has contributed significantly to enhancing the quality of life for India...

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Guest Blog: India and the U.S.: Promoting a Stronger Digital Partnership by Protecting Creativity

The Recording Industry Association of America is very pleased that the Indian and U.S. governments appear to be moving forward on a path that recognizes our mutual interests in securing the effective protection of intellectual property. The respective U.S. and Indian music sectors have long recognized this commonality, and we have strongly ...

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Slow-Walking Innovation

Recent Regulatory Reforms Are Hampering Efforts by Innovators By: Lila Feisee, Vice President International Affairs, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government came into office with a mandate for “More Governance, Less Government”.  If “less government” implies fewer regulations, ...

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Trade Reform is the Path to a “Digital India”

When India elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s next leader, the world took notice. Throughout his campaign, Prime Minister Modi outlined an agenda aimed at transforming India into a global economic leader. In a speech marking India’s Independence Day, Modi set out a list of economic priorities. Among them, Modi called for ...

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