Union Minister Piyush Goyal is slated to travel to New York and Washington next week to participate in the India-US Trade Policy Forum. Amid a busy schedule, Goyal will hold a one on one meeting with US Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai.
Goyal is expected to meet industry captains and heads of reputed multinational enterprises. The minister will participate in community events and also join roundtable meetings with business leaders and think tanks.
He will attend the 13th Trade Policy Forum ( TPF) meeting in Washington on January 11. Before delegation level
The 12th TPF Ministerial meeting was held on 23 November last year after a gap of four years in New Delhi. According to an official statement, working groups were reactivated after the last ministerial. The TPF is a platform chaired by India’s Commerce and Industry Minister and the USTR. It is aimed at facilitating continuous engagement between two countries in the area of trade and to further the trade and investment relations between the two countries. Both countries are looking forward to the meeting and confident of making progress on the trade issues, the statement said.
Regular exchanges at the leadership-level have been an integral element of the expanding bilateral engagement between the two democracies which have a long standing strategic and economic relationship and people to people contact. The two countries are also collaborating under the QUAD, I2U2 (India-Israel/ UAE-USA) and IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework).