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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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Timmons in WSJ Op-Ed: Delhi Holds Trade Growth for Ransom

By: Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers Less than two weeks after India took a hard and unexpected stance against a previously agreed upon WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the international community is still reeling and contemplating the possible repercussions.  NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons recently outlined in a ...

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Protecting Innovation and Creativity in India; A First Step to Stronger Bilateral Trade and Investment Ties

By: Christopher Moore, Senior Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers  This week, senior officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) are visiting India to continue discussions on various bilateral trade issues, including intellectual property (IP) rights. The talks are a ...

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