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NAM Applauds Bipartisan Governors for Urging President Obama to Address India’s Unfair Trade Actions with the Indian Prime Minister
Washington, D.C., 09/25/13 - Today the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) applauded the 14 bipartisan U.S. governors, led by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), co-chairs of the National Governors Association, for sending a letter to President Obama urging him to address India’s growing unfair trade policies in his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
“It is encouraging to see a bipartisan group of governors unite behind the need to end India’s growing discrimination against manufacturing and jobs in the United States,” said NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey. “The President must press for immediate action to reverse India’s protectionist policies. We cannot risk lost jobs and economic growth.”
In the letter, the governors stated, “These policies have resulted in discrimination against foreign companies in India, which hinders businesses’ ability to compete fairly and ultimately threatens U.S. exports and jobs. Furthermore, given India’s role as an economic leader amongst emerging economies, there is concern that India’s policies may have a spillover effect to other countries.”
The NAM has also launched an extensive ad campaign meant to raise awareness of the need for India to level the playing field for businesses in the United States. The campaign includes micro-targeted digital ads in numerous influential publications; print ads in major news outlets such as Politico, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Roll Call and The Hill; and ads at Dulles International Airport.
U.S. governors signing the letter include: Govs. Sam Brownback (R-KS), Tom Corbett (R-PA), Nathan Deal (R-GA), Mary Fallin (R-OK), Bill Haslam (R-TN), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Jay Inslee (D-WA), John R. Kasich (R-OH), Paul LePage (R-ME), Dannel P. Malloy (D-CT), Martin O’Malley (D-MD), C.L. “Butch” Otter (R-ID), Peter Shumlin (D-VT), Scott Walker (R-WI).
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) serves as a co-chair of the Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI), an alliance of 17 U.S. businesses fighting against unfair treatment in India.