U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue Takes Place in Mumbai

Mumbai – Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce for Global Markets Arun Kumar and Director-Americas Mugdha Sinha, Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, co-chaired a public-private U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue roundtable on sharing best practices in corrosion prevention technologies and standards with representatives from the Indian and U.S. private sectors on the margins of CORCON 2014, on November 14, 2014, in Mumbai, India.

The roundtable fulfilled a commitment made at the summit between President Obama and Prime Minister Modi in September, in Washington, D.C., for the two governments to work together to further enhance business and commercial ties.

The roundtable discussion was led by industry experts from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and addressed how to protect infrastructure projects from the effects of corrosion and offered appropriate know-how solutions to enhance the life of civil structures.  Infrastructure development is a key priority of the Government of India.

NACE International also made commitment to provide training and skills development in the corrosion sector in India.

The U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue is a key component of our bilateral commercial relationship.  India and the United States share strong interest in having the Dialogue focus on new areas to further strengthen our bilateral commercial partnership, thereby ensuring that our trade relationship continues to grow and diversify.