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Chairman Nunes Announces Hearing on U.S.-India Trade Relations: Opportunities and Challenges
1100 Longworth House Office Building at 10:00 AM

Mar 13, 2013

Focus Of The Hearing
The hearing will provide an opportunity to explore current U.S.-India trade issues such as:  (1) deepening and expanding the long-term trade and investment relationship with India; (2) completing a Bilateral Investment Treaty, addressing investment caps, and exploring new investment opportunities; (3) addressing agricultural market access barriers; (4) evaluating India’s National Manufacturing Policy and other forced localization policies including the Preferential Market Access (PMA) on information technology products; (5) ensuring the protection of intellectual property rights; (6) addressing the issuance of compulsory licenses, patent revocations, and other policies on pharmaceuticals; (7) examining India’s system of cascading tariffs, taxes, and other import charges; and (8) advancing WTO negotiations, including “post-Doha” issues such as an international services agreement, Information Technology Agreement expansion, and a trade facilitation agreement in partnership with India.


Hearing Advisory

Chairman Nunes Announces Hearing on  U.S.-India Trade Relations: Opportunities and Challenges


Witness List

Dan Twining
Senior Fellow for Asia, German Marshall Fund of the United States
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Arvind Subramanian
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Center for Global Development
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Ambassador Allen F. Johnson
Founder, Allen F. Johnson & Associates, and Former Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative
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Dean Garfield
President & CEO, Information Technology Industry Council
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Roy Waldron
Senior Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Pfizer

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