India Trade Relations

What You Need to Know
NAM Priorities for 2016 U.S.-India Commercial Dialogues

Over the last two years, the U.S. and Indian governments have sought to expand their commercial relationship, building on statements from Prime Minister Modi that India was “open for business.”

Two critical forums to discuss economic and commercial issues—the U.S. India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) and the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF)—represent important channels for the U.S. and Indian governments and for industry to expand economic opportunities and resolve commercial issues.

Manufacturers in the United States remain committed to working with the U.S. and Indian governments to promote a more productive, mutually beneficial and stronger commercial relationship between our countries.


Latest News From the NAM
Manufacturers Call on Government to Address Key Issues with India

“It is important for manufacturers in America that the upcoming U.S.–India engagements produce actual change and progress. To help facilitate that real progress, we are releasing our recommendations for detailed solutions, which we hope will increase the effectiveness of these talks.”

NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey

Press Releases

  • 05/02/2016
    Manufacturers Call on Government to Address Key Issues with India
    The NAM released a set of priorities today outlining specific steps the U.S. and Indian governments should take to ensure productive outcomes from upcoming dialogues and engagements, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s U.S. visit in June.
  • 03/26/2015
    New Poll Shows Americans Continue to Overwhelmingly Support Trade Agreements
    Likely general election voters across the political spectrum remain supportive of trade agreements with additional countries that open overseas markets for goods manufactured in the United States and continue to overwhelmingly believe Congress and the President should work together to seek new trade deals, according to new polling data.
  • 12/16/2014
    US European Industries Urge Stronger Trade and Investment Ties with India
    On behalf of businesses across Europe and in all 50 U.S. states, the heads of the NAM and more than a dozen other organizations today sent a joint letter to Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging action on trade and investment barriers that are preventing overseas firms from contributing fully to India’s economic growth.

  • 10/28/2015
    The Path to Economic Growth in India: Welcome New Business and Innovation
    U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman and Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet October 29 for the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to examine and move...
  • 06/17/2015
    Is India “Open For Business”?
    Members of Congress, policy experts, economists, and industry leaders gathered at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C., yesterday morning for a policy breakfast briefing event to examine an important question:...
  • 12/16/2014
    Out of Cycle, Out of Touch
    USTR Gives India’s Weak IP Policies a Pass India got a pass when the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) dropped its out-of-cycle review of that country’s abysmal IP regime, which consistently...
  • 10/28/2014
    Breaking Down Barriers is Key to Building Up India’s ICT Industry
    Since Indian Prime Minister Modi took office in May, he has encouraged investor optimism at home and abroad by vowing to open greater opportunities to trade with and manufacture in...
  • 08/20/2014
    Moving the U.S.-India Relationship from Aspirations to Action
    In his recent Independence Day speech, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid out his vision for a future driven by innovation and aimed at improving the lives of all Indians....