360° Coverage : India, US to hold dialogue on trade and investment issues

12 Updates
India, US to hold dialogue on trade and investment issues
Photo Credit: MANDEL NGAN, Getty Images

India, US to hold dialogue on trade and investment issues

Jul 12 2013, 1:38am CDT | by

Washington, July 12 (IANS) With a growing trust deficit muddling their business relations, India and the United States have agreed to prepare for a policy dialogue on trade and investment issues at the ministerial level.

Washington, July 12 — With a growing trust deficit muddling their business relations, India and the United States have agreed to prepare for a policy dialogue on trade and investment issues at the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

India, US to hold dialogue on trade and investment issues

Jul 12 2013, 1:38am CDT | by

Washington, July 12 (IANS) With a growing trust deficit muddling their business relations, India and the United States have agreed to prepare for a policy dialogue on trade and investment issues at the ministerial level.

Washington, July 12 — With a growing trust deficit muddling their business relations, India and the United States have agreed to prepare for a policy dialogue on trade and investment issues at the ministerial level.

Visiting Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and the newly appointed US Trade Representative Michael Froman agreed to such a dialogue at a two-hour meeting here Thursday - their first since President Barack Obama's former top economic advisor took over his new role last month.

"The two ministers agreed on the importance of a strong, regularised and sustained dialogue on trade and investment issues between the two governments," according to a readout of the meeting issued by Froman's office.

"To this end, they directed their staffs to work together to lay the foundation for a successful ministerial-level Trade Policy Forum," the premier bilateral forum for the discussion and resolution of trade and investment issues between them.

Discussions in the TPF are generally organized around five focus groups covering Agriculture; Innovation and Creativity; Investment; Services;

Tariffs and Non-Tariff Barriers.

Froman, the readout said, assured Sharma that USTR "stands ready to engage immediately with our Indian counterparts on concrete steps to strengthen our bilateral and multilateral engagement."

The meeting covered a full range of trade and investment challenges and opportunities of interest to the US and India, both bilaterally and multilaterally, it said.

Sharma and Froman "discussed the importance of a positive innovation climate for all sectors, including green technology, pharmaceuticals, and information technology, and agreed to continue these discussions under the framework of the Trade Policy Forum."

Froman also underscored the importance of India's constructive engagement to a successful outcome at the World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali, Indonesia, this December, according to the readout.

In raising issues of interest to the US, Froman welcomed the announcement that India's Preferential Market Access policy is to be reviewed and modified.

Froman noted, however, "the continued concern of the United States and other trading partners regarding the growing number of other localization barriers" that "seek to favour India's domestic manufacturers, suppliers and innovators at the expense of foreign firms and workers."

For example, he cited in-country testing requirements for information and communications technology equipment, and preferential treatment for indigenous intellectual property.

Froman, the readout said, "highlighted the opportunity to jointly explore less distortive approaches in manufacturing policy discussions under the US-India Trade Policy Forum."

He also expressed the US concern regarding the recent developments in India's climate for innovation and protection of intellectual property-intensive goods and services.

Froman, according to the readout, emphasised that "it is possible to promote access to medicines in India without stifling innovations that can further public health objectives as well, and said the United States would welcome and support such policies."

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

3 days ago

Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS jihadists

Oct 14 2014 5:49pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.Coalition jets carried out two dozen strikes to relieve pressure on Kobane, but Obama admitted to deep concern about the Syrian border town's fate and he warned of a long campaign ahead. In Washington, the president and the US military's top officer General Ma ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
9

3 days ago

Here's The Most Bullish Forecast We've Seen For Democrats In A While

Oct 14 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

In recent days, most Senate forecasts have moved toward a greater chance of Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and Senate next year. But bolstered by an unexpected development in Kansas' Senate race, the Eurasia Group research firm believes Democrats will hold onto control of the Senate after November's elections.  Republicans need to swing six current Democratic-held Senate seats, ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
8

3 days ago

Kansas’s Roberts Joins Call For Ebola Travel Ban

Oct 14 2014 1:16pm CDT | Source: The Daily Caller

The issue has 2-to-1 support, amid opposition from Ob ...
Source: The Daily Caller   Full article at: The Daily Caller
 

 
Update
6

3 days ago

Ebola infection rate could reach 10,000 a week, WHO says

Oct 14 2014 1:05pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization said Tuesday the Ebola infection rate could soon reach 10,000 a week as world leaders prepared to hold talks on the crisis at the United Nations.WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward, describing his figures as a working forecast, said the epidemic "could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December".The latest death toll is 4,447, from 8,9 ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
5

3 days ago

Strikes pound jihadists as US-led coalition meets

Oct 14 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - The United States and its allies held top-level military talks Tuesday as Washington hailed signs of progress in the fight against jihadists following a wave of air strikes in Syria.American-led warplanes hammered Islamic State (IS) group militants with 21 bombing raids near the Syrian border town of Kobane on Monday and Tuesday, the US military said.Despite the allied firepower, IS ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
4

3 days ago

Serbia: red carpet welcome for Russian President Vladimir Putin despite Western criticism

Oct 14 2014 9:05am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

BELGRADE, Serbia – Soldiers are marching, battle tanks are rumbling on the streets and fighter jets are flying overhead. No, it’s not another war in the Balkans. It’s Serbia preparing to stage a hero’s welcome for Russian President Vladimir Putin with the country’s first military parade in 30 years. The red carpet reception for Putin, as he arrives in Belgrade on Thursday, comes as Serbia finds itself caught i ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online
 

 
Update
3

3 days ago

Poll: 67% Want Ebola Travel Ban

Oct 14 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: The Daily Caller

 

 
Update
2

3 days ago

UN health worker dies of Ebola in Germany ahead of UN talks

Oct 14 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Berlin (AFP) - A UN health worker has died of Ebola in Germany as the international community prepared to hold talks on the crisis Tuesday.The death of the 56-year-old Sudanese man, who arrived in Germany from Liberia last week for treatment, highlighted the global struggle against what officials have termed the worst health crisis of modern times.The United Nations was due to hold talks on the spread of the hemorrhagic virus, a day after US President B ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
1

3 days ago

US, UN leaders urge 'more robust' fight against Ebola

Oct 14 2014 12:31am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Monrovia (AFP) - The US and UN leaders called for "more robust" international efforts to tackle Ebola, after medics in Liberia demanded danger money to treat patients in what officials termed the worst health crisis of modern times.The call from US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon came as doctors and nurses in Liberia, one of the worst-hit countries, went on strike to demand higher pay to care for Ebola patients the ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

India aims to boost investment in Africa
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) India aims to boost investment in industrial, economic and social sectors of Africa as the 54-nation continent tries to ramp up development to alleviate poverty, the UN General Assembly was told Friday.
 
 
Toyota recalls Lexus vehicles in China
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Toyota Motor China Investment Co. Ltd. will recall 1,880 imported Lexus vehicles in China due to fuel leakage risks starting from Nov 14.
 
 
Mexico bars cruise ship from docking fearing Ebola risk
Mexico City, Oct 18 (IANS) Mexican authorities Friday banned a cruise ship from docking off the coast of Cozumel Island, citing Ebola concerns.
 
 
EU, Russia, Ukraine to hold meeting on gas dispute
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The European Union(EU) said Friday a trilateral meeting on gas supply between the EU, Russia and Ukraine was scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US offers $45 mn bounty for eight terror leaders
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The US said Tuesday it is offering rewards totalling up to 45 million dollars for information on eight key leaders of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist organisation. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UNSC extends peacekeeping mission's term in Abyei
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan. In an unanimously adopted resolution, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December. "Quite frankly, ladies and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Turkey, Singapore sign strategic partnership agreement
Ankara, Oct 15 (IANS) Turkey and Singapore have signed a strategic partnership agreement to boost economic, political and cultural cooperation, as well as security collaboration, during the official visit of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Christina Aguilera is returning to 'The Voice' USA
Christina Aguilera will return to 'The Voice' USA next year. The 'Your Body' hitmaker, who previously shared a rotating spot on the judging panel with Shakira, has been replaced by Gwen Stefani this season as she is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kesha's music producer hits back
Kesha is being countersued by her record company boss, Dr. Luke. The 41-year-old music producer, who runs Kemosabe Records, claims the 27-year-old 'Tik Tok' singer is a liar and is trying to extort him after she accused...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jason Derulo won't get back together with Jordin Sparks
Jason Derulo insists his split from Jordin Sparks is permanent. The 'Talk Dirty' hitmaker, who recently ended his relationship with the 'No Air' singer after three years of dating, has ruled out getting back together...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Josh Groban feels 'very lucky' to be dating Kat Dennings
Josh Groban feels ''very lucky'' to be dating Kat Dennings. The 'Brave' hitmaker was very nervous before singing in front of the '2 Broke Girls' actress for the first time at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love and war that tells the harrowing stories of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla