Op-ed: It’s Time for India to Return to the Trade Negotiating Table with the U.S.
AFTI Executive Director Brian Pomper writes that:
Manufacturers and service providers in the United States and India can provide enormous opportunities for joint economic growth and greater prosperity. But they cannot do so unless India addresses unwarranted and unfair restrictions to trade. Prime Minister Modi has recognized the importance of those steps in past rhetoric, but now is the time to act: India must remove longstanding barriers that are holding back the relationship. Given a fair shot, American workers, farmers, and businesses can compete effectively in India to the benefit of both countries and their citizens.
It’s time for India to return to the negotiating table and put forward a clear path to conclusion of a substantive deal. Trade experts, businesses, India watchers, and government officials all hope it will.