While U.S.–India dialogue on a range of issues has improved and new opportunities for engagement have developed, Prime Minister Modi’s positive policy statements have yet to be translated into the type of meaningful improvements to India’s trade, innovation and investment environment that will concretely advance a stronger U.S.–India commercial partnership and greater economic growth. Many discriminatory and market-limiting policies remain in place, harming both U.S. and Indian industries and the much hoped for potential for a stronger, mutually beneficial relationship.
The National Association of Manufacturers urges the Obama Administration to raise these concerns at the highest levels of the Indian government and to coordinate closely with the European Union and other like-minded economies. Reversing discrimination, promoting innovation and restoring trust would be a win-win, enabling American exporters to further invest in India's future and help India grow its economy and create opportunities for its people.
CQ Roll Call’s policy breakfast briefing, “Is India Open for Business?”, brought together members of Congress, government officials, industry leaders and economists to analyze the progress that India has made. Participants explored policies that should be pursued by India, as well as ways in which the U.S. government and industries can aid in India’s economic reform, foster growth and develop a stronger U.S.-India trading relationship.
Welcome Remarks by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons
Interview with NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey