The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is visiting India this week to discuss the bilateral Trade Policy Forum (TPF).
Christopher Wilson, Assistant USTR for Central and South Asian Affairs, and Julie Callahan, Assistant USTR for Agricultural Affairs, will be in New Delhi this week. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Washington resumed mango imports from India following the 12th India-US TPF ministerial meeting in November 2021.
Both sides finalized work on market access facilitation for pomegranates and pomegranate arils from India.
“A USTR working-level delegation is visiting India this week to advance the US -India Trade Policy Forum,” said a US embassy spokesperson. The next TPF is likely in November, and both sides are expected to discuss enhanced market access for additional identified agricultural products, as well as Washington’s concerns about regulatory approvals for Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles, an animal feed ingredient.
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