WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai will travel to New Delhi, India from January 12-14, 2024.
On January 12, Ambassador Tai will meet with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal. Afterwards, Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal will co-chair in the 14th Ministerial-level meeting of the United States-India Trade Policy Forum. Established in 2010, the United States-India Trade Policy Forum plays an important role in strengthening and expanding the bilateral economic and trade relationship. Under Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal’s leadership, the Trade Policy Forum has helped remove trade barriers and facilitate cooperation on key issues. During this year’s meeting of the Trade Policy Forum, Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal will discuss a broad set of issues to enhance the resiliency of the trade relationship, including agriculture, industrial products, services, and the protection of intellectual property, among other topics.
Later, Ambassador Tai will meet with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
On January 13, Ambassador Tai will meet with civil society representatives, business leaders, and stakeholders to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s engagement and commitment to fostering closer ties between the two countries.
The United States-India trade relationship continues to grow stronger and benefit both nations throughout the past year as Ambassador Tai and Minister Goyal reached several milestone agreements that deliver crucial market access for American farmers and producers, and high quality products to Indian consumers. These included a 70% reduction of the tariff on pecans, the removal of retaliatory tariffs on almonds, apples, chickpeas, lentils and walnuts, boric acid, and diagnostic reagents, and commitments for additional tariff reductions on frozen turkey, frozen duck, as well as fresh, frozen, dried, and processed blueberries and cranberries. The United States and India also reached agreements to resolve all seven of their outstanding World Trade Organization disputes.
Additional details on Ambassador Tai’s schedule will be provided at a later date.