AFTI 2015 Special 301 Statement



Jamie Hennigan (NAM)


Brian Noyes (GIPC)


U.S. Business Community Comments on USTR 2015 Special 301 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2015 – The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) released the following statement regarding the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) 2015 Special 301 Report, which places India on the Priority Watch List:

“Once again, the 2015 Special 301 Report highlights ongoing challenges for new ideas and innovations in the Indian market and the damaging impact of these practices on U.S. workers and businesses. The work of numerous Members of Congress, includingRepresentatives Erik Paulsen and John Larson, as well as AFTI members, is reflected in the USTR’s conclusion that ongoing engagement with India must result in ‘substantive and measurable improvements in India’s IPR regime’ and that USTR will monitor progress and ‘take further action, if necessary.’ AFTI members look forward to continued discussions to pursue concrete improvements and real results in efforts to foster a stronger IPR and innovation foundation in India.”