United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi yesterday met with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Commerce Secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam. Ambassadors Tai and Bianchi expressed their appreciation to the Government of India, and to Minister Goyal personally, for the warm welcome they have received in India.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal previewed the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, November 23. They welcomed the re-launch of the TPF after four years, and agreed that the revitalized TPF will contribute to deepening the bilateral trade relationship by establishing regular contact aimed at resolving trade obstacles.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal also reviewed a number of issues on the agenda at the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization and the need to work constructively to reach meaningful outcomes.