India and the United States agree to strengthen their Trade Relationship

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National, 26 March 2021: The Union Minister of commerce & Industry, Railways and consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal had a very productive discussion with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Katherine Tai, over a video call on 25 March 2021.

Piyush Goyal congratulated Ms Katherine Tai on her appointment as USTR.  They discussed a range of issues and agreed to strengthen the India–U.S. trade and investment relationship. The conversation included consolidating economic partnership between like-minded democracies upholding the principles of openness, transparency and fair trade.

Both agreed to further India-U.S.economic cooperation on the basis of shared objectives and resolve pending legacy issues through mutual dialogue and discussion. They also agreed to strengthen the India- U.S. Trade Policy Forum (TPF) and to convene the next Ministerial-level meeting of the forum in 2021.