Today, Ambassador Kirk met with India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma during the seventh ministerial session of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.
The Obama Administration has worked to build on the United States’ strong relationship with India by significantly increasing our trade with, and investment in, the world’s largest democracy. The U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) serves as a setting in which both countries bolster this burgeoning economic relationship by cooperating closely on areas of shared interest and working constructively to resolve areas of difference.
The dynamic growth of the Indian economy and its increasing importance to the United States as a strategic trade partner means that fostering solid connections between the United States and India opens valuable markets to American companies and supports job creation within the United States. Through the Trade Policy Forum, USTR remains committed to trade as one way to support jobs in the United States, and looks forward to continuing to work with India in the future.
Ambassador Kirk and Minister Sharma during the 2010 U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum