March 6, 2023
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to New Delhi, India to meet with Indian public and private sector leaders and participate in the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum. The Secretary will convey the importance that the Biden Administration places on U.S.-India relations and emphasize the significant opportunity to deepen commercial ties between the two countries.
This trip comes on the heels of last month’s successful special negotiating round for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in New Delhi, which was attended by senior U.S. Department of Commerce officials.
During the visit, the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum will be held on March 10th, 2023, to discuss cooperation in various sectors that could unlock new trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
The U.S.-India CEO Forum was soft-launched by Secretary Raimondo and Indian Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in November 2022 during a meeting between the two leaders. During the meeting, they identified key priorities as increasing supply chain resilience; enhancing energy security & reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions; advancing inclusive digital trade; and facilitating post-pandemic economic recovery, especially for small businesses.
“This is an optimistic time for U.S.-India relations, and I am excited to visit India during such a special time of year, the celebration of Holi,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “Through the CEO Forum, the Commercial Dialogue, and IPEF, we are making excellent progress in bringing our countries closer together by creating new markets for trade, expanding those that already exist, and reinforcing our shared commitment to democracy.”
Secretary Raimondo will return to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.