WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met today with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Jaishankar took stock of recent developments and positive momentum in the U.S.-India trade relationship following the resolution of seven longstanding disputes at the World Trade Organization and India’s reduction of tariffs on certain U.S. products. They also discussed their interest in working more constructively on the broader WTO agenda, including reforming the organization to serve the needs of all people. Ambassador Tai and Minister Jaishankar shared views on India’s important role in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework as well as potential sectors for further collaboration on supply chain resilience, including critical minerals.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Jaishankar agreed to remain in contact on these and other issues as the respective teams continue planning the next meeting of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum.