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The Hill: Frustration with India mounts

By Vicki Needham Business groups are expressing growing frustration about India’s lack of progress toward removing trade and economic barriers and opening the country’s markets to U.S. exports. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce are among the groups calling on India Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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Economic Times: India should strengthen IP regime to improve competitiveness

By Amit Kapoor and Sankalp Sharma NEW DELHI: India's intellectual property (IP) regime has witnessed steady progress ever since the country became a signatory to the TRIPS agreement of the World Trade Organization, which entered into force in 1995. Post this, many laws have been amended/passed in India to support the process of ...

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Morning Consult–Nuclear Summit: An Opportunity to Improve U.S.-India Economic Ties?

LINDA DEMPSEY AND PATRICK KILBRIDE   |   APRIL 6, 2016 Leaders from more than 50 nations, including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss strengthening nuclear security and cooperation at the fourth annual Nuclear Security Summit. These discussions are important for both the U.S. ...

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iam: India is making IP a priority, but sending mixed signals to the market

The signature economic policies of the Modi government in India – including ‘Make in India’ and efforts to keep tech startups at home – have provided plenty of opportunity for leaders to publicly acknowledge the importance of intellectual property to the country’s development. Patent protection remains a hot-button issue, but it has been ...

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The Financial Express: Is it finally time for a change?

India continues to sit on the sidelines of international intellectual property laws March 4, 2016 By: David Torstensson The biggest piece of international news of 2015 arguably was the signing and publication of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). An ambitious trade deal, the TPP covers close to 40% of world GDP and, while not perfect, ...

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First Post: Modi govt vying for India’s long-term growth story, but lacks reforms on protecting intellectural property rights

February 15, 2016 Kalpana Reddy Prime Minister Modi has succeeded in putting India back on the world economic map and as the global economy is witnessing lingering slowdown, India has been one of the few countries to emerge relatively unscathed. Eliminating the license raj, combatting corruption, making investments in infrastructure ...

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Washington Times: Stalled progress on U.S.-Indian trade

To-do list for lucrative commerce is still only a wish list January 12, 2016 Op-ed by Linda Dempsey, Vice President, International Affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers & Mark Elliot, Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as posted in the Washington Times ...

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Press Trust of India: Substantive reforms will advance promotion of Make In India: AFTI

Press Trust of India Substantive reforms will advance promotion of Make In India: AFTI November 3, 2015  By: Lalit K Jha http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/substantive-reforms-will-advance-promotion-of-make-in-india-afti/1/514662.html Alliance for Fair Trade with India said the lack of substantive reforms and movement toward ...

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Press Trust of India: Several Indian policies still discriminatory against US

WASHINGTON: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has increased focus on trade, there are still a substantial number of policies in India that block or discriminate against a wide array of US manufacturers and businesses operating in India, a trade body has said. Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) report's findings comes a day ...

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Press Trust of India: Changes happening in India but at slow pace: NAM

WASHINGTON: Policy changes and economic reforms are happening in India but at slow pace, a top American manufacturing body said today on the eve of the US India Trade Policy Forum meeting here. "Since his election over a year and half ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated his goal to boost India's economic growth and jobs by opening ...

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