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India’s Trade Barriers Restrict Access to Foreign Investment

India remains a land of high tariffs, impacting U.S.-India trade in significant ways that must be addressed as the two countries continue to work towards the trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted last month in Houston. The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) works tirelessly for ...

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Think Houston, think India, think biomedical innovation [Opinion]

Atul Varadhachary writes an opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle explaining why India must enact policy changes that reward investment in biopharmaceutical innovation: India must expedite the implementation of formal policy changes, especially for regulatory and intellectual property protection reforms, that reward investment in biopharmaceu...

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Indo-U.S. Trade War and its shadow on the Health sector

Amir Ullah Khan writes for the Economic Times why an environment that incentivizes innovations will ensure global research-based companies continue to address India’s unmet healthcare needs: To ensure that global research-based companies continue to address India’s unmet healthcare needs, what is needed is an environment that incentivises ...

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From nuts to walnuts, why trade war with America is bad news for India and world; global commerce relies on cooperative quid pro quo

Ashish Bharadwaj writes at Firstpost why trade differences threaten to "cast a shadow on the bilateral relationship that India and the US have successfully nurtured" over the past two decades: India and the US ought to realize that a trade war is contrary to the economic goals that both have laid out of creating jobs, boosting manufacturing and ...

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Price Controls Remain A Barrier To Robust and Reciprocal U.S.-India Economic Relationship

Without meaningful changes to regulatory policies in India, price controls that impact medical devices, pharmaceutical products, among other sectors, will remain costly barriers to trade and investment for U.S. companies in India.  In comments made this year to USTR, AFTI described particular concern with price controls in India.  To this ...

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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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Why India needs to up its engagement with the US

The bottom line is that the India-US relationship is far too valuable to be frittered away through pig-headedness on eminently resolvable trade issues. Both the US and India have a lot more to lose if the relationship frays than they will if they work out a deal involving compromise and give-and-take.

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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 ...

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