date icon September 26, 2019

Multi-Association Letter Requesting USTR to Focus on Digital Issues in U.S.-India Negotiations

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Ahead of President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi’s meetings, IA joined a coalition of technology and business associations in sending a letter to USTR Lighthizer asking the administration to prioritize digital trade and work towards strong digital commitments in any trade-related agreement between the United States and India. The letter cited ongoing concerns with recent policies from India that are harmful to digital trade. A comprehensive, intensive framework to work toward solutions to digital trade issues needs to be an important part of any bilateral agreement.

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