Foreign Policy Watch: India-United States

India to raise visa issue in trade policy meet


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Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: TFP

Mains level: Article shows trade policy concerns between India and the US


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Concerns from Indian Side

  1. The Centre will raise Indian industry’s concerns over the U.S. visa ‘curbs’, during the India-U.S. Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting likely in October
  2. TFP is the premier forum to resolve bilateral trade and investment issues between India and the US

Possible topics of discussion during TFP

  1. From the US side: the U.S. is expected raise its worries over India’s ‘restrictions’ on e-commerce
  2. And the ‘challenges’ faced by American innovative industries due to India’s ‘weak’ Intellectual Property Rights regime
  3. From Indian Side: Indian government is likely to raise the issue of the ‘non-tariff barriers’ by the U.S. that are hurting Indian agriculture, pharmaceuticals and other industrial exports
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