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AFTI statement on India GSP revocation

June 1 , 2019 - Brian Pomper, Executive Director, Alliance for Fair Trade with India, on US decision to revoke India’s GSP status effective June 5, 2019: Yesterday's decision is an unfortunate reflection of both the seriousness of our outstanding trade issues with India and the lost opportunity to address them.  The U.S. and India took ...

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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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AFTI Releases Statement On U.S. Suspension Of India’s Generalized System of Preferences

The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) released the following statement concerning the U.S. government’s decision to suspend India’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits:  “We regret that Indian officials failed to constructively engage with U.S. negotiators on the numerous serious trade challenges plaguing the bilate...

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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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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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Comments Regarding Foreign Trade Barriers to U.S. Exports for 2019 Reporting, Docket Number USTR 2018-0029-0001

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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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PTI: GSP renewal will empower American negotiators with India: Alliance for Fair Trade with India

Welcoming the renewal of a programme which allows most Indian imports to enter the US duty free, a trade advocacy group has said it will empower Americans negotiators against their Indian counterparts as part of the Omnibus Spending Bill. US President Donald Trump signed the legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) ...

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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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