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AFTI Official Quoted in World Trade Online

As U.S. and Indian officials prepare for high-level trade talks in Washington, D.C. to determine the future of the trade relationship between the two countries, Roger Murry of the Alliance for Fair Trade with India’s (AFTI) was quoted in World Trade Online on the upcoming talks. “The Alliance for Fair Trade with India is encouraged by ...

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India Should Be Strategic in Luring Investment From Tariff-Plagued China

India is reported to be looking for ways it can capitalize on the U.S.-China trade war to its own economic benefit, with officials there considering the preferential tax rates and a tax holiday to attract companies eager to leave China in order to escape tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese products. Specific industries targeted by Indian ...

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Modi’s Second Term Presents Opportunities For Momentous Economic Progress

The opportunities for its citizens and the opportunities for companies in the United States are numerous—and they are linked. By using his renewed mandate to enact the types of reforms that will encourage more outside companies to invest their talents and resources in India, Modi can fulfill the promise of his twin victories because it is the Indian people are those who stand to benefit most.

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India’s Royalty Caps Proposal Would Set Back IP Protections by a Decade

While the recent decision by the U.S. to suspend India’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits has drawn significant attention, one issue has quietly re-emerged– royalty caps. India’s government is considering imposing royalty caps, severe restrictions on payments to owners of intellectual property such as copyrighted material, ...

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AFTI Calls on USTR to Ratchet Up Pressure on India Over Intellectual Property Concerns

Despite some tentative moves to tighten intellectual property (IP) protections and assure greater access to its market for IP-intensive U.S. industries, India continues to drag its feet to address and to fix its IP environment. Consequently, this month, AFTI asked the Office of the United States Trade Representative, as part of its annual Special ...

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India Rings in the New Year with Welcome Policy Reforms

India has started the new year in a welcome, positive direction with three actions that would, if fully implemented, bolster American exports agricultural biotechnology, medicines, and content creators, important industries for AFTI’s members.  This is a notable shift form the end of 2018, when India backed away from bilateral trade talks. ...

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G20 Highlights Need to Restart U.S.-India Trade Talks

Today's start of the G20 conference in Argentina reminds the world of the crucial role the United States, Japan, and India must play to shape the future of the Indo-Pacific together. President Trump met today with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G-20 summit – a signal that all three ...

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Back to Reality: Modi’s Rhetoric on Protectionism and India’s 2018 Budget

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he issued a strong message against protectionism, warning these tendencies can be just as dangerous as terrorism. AFTI members agree: the key to economic growth and development is not isolation. World leaders must embrace open and fair trade ...

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Special 301 Report: USTR Reiterates India’s Lack of Progress on Strengthening Intellectual Property Protection

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2017 Special 301 Report today, which identifies countries that provide inadequate or ineffective protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. AFTI members are encouraged by the new administration’s commitment to calling out foreign countries that fail to ...

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Manufacturers Hopeful New Administration, Congress will Reinvigorate Efforts to Strengthen U.S.-India Economic Relationship

By Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs As a new Congress kicks off, and as the new administration takes the reins with stated priorities of boosting manufacturing in the United States, now is the right time to assess the state of the U.S.-India economic relationship. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) ...

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