business-india-news

Enormous potential seen for India-US trade growth

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Dec 7 : Despite some recent concerns on both sides, representatives of US business and industry are agreed that there is enormous potential for growth in India-US trade and notably job creation in both countries.


This appeared to be the consensus emerging from a roundtable hosted by Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American member of the US House of Representatives, here Thursday for members of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

More than 40 representatives from several industries including technology, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, hospitality attended the round table, according to a statement issued by Bera's office.

"As the world's oldest and largest democracies, the US and India are natural allies," said Bera, who is also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sharing the insights gained from his recent trip to India.

"Our countries must work together to continue to grow our economic partnership and trade relationship."

"Relations between India and the United States have never been stronger," said India's charge d'affaires Taranjit Singh Sandhu. "Deepening of India-US economic partnership anchors India's strong relationship with the United
States."

"All agreed that the potential for growth - and notably job creation - in both countries is enormous and that the US and Indian governments remain committed to strengthened two-way trade," said USIBC Executive Vice President Diane Farrell.

"The US-India partnership has undergone a fundamental transformation over the past two decades," said Sandhya Satwadi, Director and Head, CII-North America.

"While there are some immediate challenges on both sides, often times the cacophony surrounding short term concerns drowns out the reality of the strength of the partnership," she said.

There are emerging opportunities in sectors like health, clean energy, defense, infrastructure, and agriculture that require renewed focus and engagement from both sides, Satwadi said.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

--IANS (Posted on 07-12-2013)

business-india-news headlines

TCS posts robust net profit for quarter, fiscal

STORY opens in Kolkata

Zebra Technologies to acquire enterprise business from Motorola Solutions

Airtel launches Night Store

Order for release on interim bail unworkable: Subrata Roy to SC

Diesel under-recovery falls to Rs.5.49/litre

Celebrate this spring with Zyra from Tanishq

Yatra.com raises Rs 140 cr in funding

Punj Lloyd secures Rs 3,254 cr order to develop Libyan city infra

TCS net up 38 percent for fiscal 2013-14

Indian Rupee : Currency Exchange (Forex) Rates - 16 April 2014

Rupee falls to 60.37 against dollar

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top