U.S. Trade Body Urges India to Play Fair

National Association of Manufacturers wants the Obama administration to bring up trade concerns during visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this week

  • Share
  • Read Later
Alexander Vilf / Reuters

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attends a BRICS leaders' meeting at the G20 Summit in Strelna near St. Petersburg, Sept. 5, 2013.

An American manufacturing representative body is protesting against perceived discriminatory trade practices initiated by New Delhi ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the U.S on Friday.

“Manufacturers and Congress Agree: India must play fair on trade,” says an advertisements issued by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). “At a time when Washington can’t agree on much” there is “overwhelming bipartisan opposition to India’s discriminatory trade practices.”

The NAM has been urging the Obama administration for months to force India to address concerns over its trade and business policies. The South Asian nation reserves much of its market for certain information technology, clean energy and power equipment for domestic firms.

“Reversing discrimination and restoring trust would be a win-win, enabling American exporters to further invest in India’s future and help India grow its economy and create opportunities for its people,” the statement continues.