India, US to talk trade forum revival, IPR
India and the US are likely to revive the Trade Policy Forum, discuss issues related to intellectual property rights (IPR) and market access for agricultural goods such as cherries, pomegranates and pecans this week during United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s visit.
Tai’s two-day visit, starting Monday, comes ahead of a crucial ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) next week.
“Some long standing bilateral agricultural issues could be discussed,” said an official. “Our wish list includes market access for table grapes and pomegranate arils while the US wants duty cuts on certain products such as pecans, walnuts and almonds.” India’s goods exports to the US in FY21 were $51.6 billion while imports were $28.8 billion.