US commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez will visit India
next week to hold talks with government and business
leaders on pushing up American exports. He says his
visit would focus on expanding bilateral economic relationship
and working to increase US exports to India.
United States is India''s largest trading partner.
to Gutierrez US firms should be exporting more to India,
and "India should work with us to make sure American
exporters and businesses are treated fairly."
commerce secretary will meet with government officials,
including commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath,
and will address the American Chamber of Commerce and
the issues on his agenda are discussions on enforcing
intellectual property rights, reducing red tape for
US companies trying to do business in India and the
United States-India civilian nuclear deal signed by
President George W Bush in December 2006.
year, US under secretary for international trade frank
Lavin had led the largest US government business development
mission in history to India to explore export opportunities.