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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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India’s Protectionism and Africa’s Economic Opportunities

India’s Protectionism and Africa’s Economic Opportunities By: Christopher Moore, Senior Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers Over 40 African heads of state and government are in Washington this week to discuss ways we can work together to promote economic growth and development in ...

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India’s Opportunity in this Week’s Strategic Dialogue

India’s Opportunity in this Week’s Strategic Dialogue  By: Christopher Moore, Senior Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers This week, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker travelled to India to participate in the 5th U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with ...

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New Report Weighs Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Trade with India

With a current population of 1.2 billion people, it is clear that ignoring or discounting India as a formidable and strategic economic ally would be a critical mistake for any nation. Trade with India has been and will continue to be a prominent issue on the world stage simply because the economic dividends a more robust trade environment repres...

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Improved Trade Policies Will Foster Indian Innovation and Opportunity

By: Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers While there are many variables that factor into a country’s development, the ability for businesses and individuals to innovate is key to empowering economic growth and fostering opportunity. When countries like India embrace innovation, they can create new jobs, expand trade opportu...

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Policy Experts Note Opportunities for Improved Relations with India under New Government

At a breakfast policy discussion hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers and The Weekly Standardthis morning, experts on India and manufacturing gathered to discuss the recent election of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and the unprecedented opportunity to reinvigorate India’s economy and its trade relations with the United ...

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The Indian Economy at a Crossroads

The recent election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers a unique opportunity to reset the dialogue between the United States and India and work toward a constructive and mutually beneficial economic and commercial relationship, according to panelists during an event on the future of India’s trade and economic policies hosted by the Informat...

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A Better Way to Do Business in India: Scrap Discriminatory Policies and Engage on Constructive Solutions

By Christopher Moore, Senior Director for International Business Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers How can India grow its emerging electronics equipment and ICT manufacturing sector? Not with a costly and discriminatory Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy. That’s what Stephen Ezell concludes in a paper released by the ...

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India takes the low road, dragging down the WTO and the developing world with it

India takes the low road, dragging down the WTO and the developing world with it November 26, 2013 By: Linda Dempsey The Economist appropriately dubbed it “The Indian Problem” to explain why the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been unable to reach a deal that would help the world’s poorest countries by cutting red tape at the ...

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