Manufacturers Call on Government to Address Key Issues with India

NAM Releases India Policy Priorities and Deliverables Ahead of June U.S.–India Engagement

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (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.

The new priorities document provides a specific set of deliverables that, if achieved, would represent real progress toward addressing longstanding commercial barriers that manufacturers have faced in India—and would also move India forward on the promises that Prime Minister Modi has made in his first two years in office.

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

View the priorities document and accompanying letter from NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons.

Stakeholders in both the United States and India can benefit from policies that promote more open markets, eliminate discriminatory barriers and strengthen intellectual property protection. Progress on these issues is needed to foster a stronger, more productive and mutually beneficial commercial relationship between the two countries and pave the way to innovation and new economic opportunities.

Learn more about the importance of opening trade with India here.




The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women,contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S.economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the National Association of Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit