What’s next for the US-India strategic partnership?

2020-05-14T18:03:59+00:00May 13th, 2020|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Home Page, Trade Talk|

A US-India trade expert dives into how healthcare collaboration could be stepping stone for a stronger bilateral relationship between the US and India. Highlights: The pandemic is a chance for India to strengthen its manufacturing sector and attract foreign investment through wide-ranging market-oriented reforms. In light of the pandemic, India and the US can set an example of shared values by establishing global supply chains in medical supplies. Sustained healthcare cooperation could be a key aspect for a future Free [...]

The US closes the door on reinstating India’s GSP benefits

2020-05-11T04:59:02+00:00March 12th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, Trade Talk|

The Trump administration has adopted punitive measures to weaken India’s justification for barriers owing to its developing economy status. Highlights: The Trump administration has levied steel and aluminium tariffs on India & revoked GSP benefits. India has been the biggest beneficiary of GSP, with over 12 per cent of Indian exports to the US coming under the programme. The USTR’s termination of India’s designation as a beneficiary “developing” country reflects a strategy to weaken India’s justification for barriers owing to [...]

Building on India-US people-to-people ties

2020-05-11T03:51:34+00:00February 14th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 14 Feb-27 Feb 2020, Trade Talk|

A former diplomat emphasises the importance of bilateral engagement beyond the leadership level to ensure stronger US-India relations that span decades. Highlights: While close personal ties between leaders are important, personal ties between senior officials below the leader level are also critical to advancing bilateral ties between the US and India. Several dialogues established by Washington and New Delhi have enabled working-level officials and technical experts from both countries to meet and discuss issues ranging from health cooperation to counterterrorism [...]

India-Canada: A proliferate relationship

2020-05-11T03:42:50+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, Home Page, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, Trade Talk|

The CEO of the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber catalogues the economic equation between the two countries and delves into how they can take it to the next level. Highlights: Canada has stepped up food and potash exports to India. Canadian pension funds like CDPQ, CPPIB, and financial entities like Brookefield and Fairfax have invested huge amounts in Indian collaborations, heralding a new phase of the India-Canada trade and investment ties. Canada is now looking to seek investments from Tier 2 cities [...]