The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) released the following statement concerning the U.S. government’s decision to commence WTO dispute settlement proceedings against India:
“AFTI applauds Ambassador Froman and his team for taking India to task for its discriminatory policies disadvantaging U.S. solar products. The U.S. government is doing the right thing by sending a clear signal to all our trading partners that unfair forced localization measures of all stripes will not be tolerated. Such measures depress U.S. exports, hurt U.S. workers and businesses, and cost American jobs. We appreciate the action USTR has taken and hope it will be just the first in a series of measures the U.S. government will undertake to challenge India’s unfair and discriminatory policies.”
The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) is committed to supporting U.S. businesses fighting against unfair and discriminatory treatment in India. For more information, go to AFTIndia.org.