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USIBC urges govt to ease regulatory curbs on APIs, medical devices

Amid coronavirus pandemic, a top American advocacy group has urged the Indian government to ease regulatory curbs to expedite production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, medical devices and other...

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Set up task force to coordinate with industry: USIBC

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Centre should set up a task force to coordinate with the industry groups regarding resources, essential goods and services and technical capabilities that they can provi...

Saturday, March 28, 2020

US becomes sixth largest supplier of crude to India: Dharmendra Pradhan

The jump of the US with in a span of three years is significant as India is importing crude from a wide basket of 39 countries. In a sign of strengthening bilateral ties, the United States has beco...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

India-US trade may reach $500 bn over 10 years: Goyal

NEW DELHI: India and the US can reach trade deals of a much larger scale at a faster pace, and aim for a target of $500 billion in bilateral trade over the next 10 years from the exis...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Big Tech's honeymoon with the world's second-largest internet market is ending

San Francisco - (CNN Business)In the 2010s, India's internet exploded. More than half a billion Indians came online in the 10 years to September 2019, according to the latest governme...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Trump Ends India Visit With Arms Deal And Press Conference

President Trump wrapped up his final day in India with meetings with Indian leaders in New Delhi and a press conference. President Trump is on his way home now from India. He was there for barely 3...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

As Trump Visits India, a Trade Deal Remains Elusive

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi have plenty in common, but that doesn’t include a desire to quickly lower trade barriers between the two countries.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

CII-USIBC report: Commission study for Indo-US FTA, $500 billion trade

The two groups also recommended that the US consider exempting India from its extra steel and aluminum tariffs, and also extending a waiver from its sanctions for buying oil from Iran and Venezuela. ...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

What Donald Trump gets out of his trip to India

India is gearing up to impress the visiting US President Donald Trump on his first official trip to the world's most populous democracy. Tens of thousands are expected to line the ...

Monday, February 24, 2020

USIBC appoints Vijay Advani as new Chair of Global Board

The US-India Business Council on Friday said it has appointed Vijay Advani as new Chair of its Global Board of Directors. Advani has taken the charge as Board Chair at a time of significant growth ...

Friday, February 21, 2020

U.S.-India trade deal unlikely before Trump's India trip: USIBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and India are unlikely to reach a limited trade agreement in time for U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week as proposed new Indian tariffs h...

Friday, February 21, 2020

U.S., India likely to announce deliverables on IP, defense, energy next week

While a limited trade agreement with India is not likely to be reached in time for President Trump’s visit to the country next week, a memorandum of understanding addressing intellectual property ri...

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tech bodies to take Data Bill worries to house committee

Industry bodies that represent companies such as Infosys, TCS, Google, Facebook, Paytm and Amazon among others, want ‘clean’ bill so there is no need for another law when technology changes. T...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

GSP is important for both Indian and American companies, says USIBC President Nisha Biswal

US India Business Council (USIBC) president Nisha Biswal on Wednesday said Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) has been important not only for Indian exporters, but for American companies that hav...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Trump's visit will help solidify India-US partnership across all spheres: Envoy

India's ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Thursday (local time) said that the upcoming "historic" visit of President Donald Trump to India will solidify the partnership between the two co...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Trump's visit will create renewed momentum in Indo-US relations

Much expectation surrounds US President Donald Trump's visit to India on February 24-25. Trade relations have been strained of late and the success of the visit will rest partly on whether a trade dea...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Indo-US relationship will be collaborative: Union Minister Rajnath Singh at Defence Expo

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India-US relationship is all set to be collaborative and shift from the "buyer and seller" approach that was adopted till now, and gave out a...

Thursday, February 06, 2020

US industry hopeful of FDI relaxation in insurance

The US industry is hopeful that India would soon announce measures for further liberalisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) norms, especially in the insurance sector, although the Union Budget pr...

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Def. sector the engine of growth in overall India-US ties: USIBC chief

The India-US defence relationship which has experienced a very ambitious and positive trajectory has been an engine of growth of the overall bilateral ties, according to a top official of a business a...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

HCL chief Vijayakumar, other senior executives join USIBC Board

NEW DELHI: HCL CEO C Vijayakumar and Citi India CEO Ashu Khullar have joined the Global Board of Directors of US-India Business Council, the top advocacy group said on Thursday. Other high-powered ...

Monday, January 27, 2020

California Lt. Guv leads delegation to India to promote trade and tourism

"Trade between India & California reached $10 billion in 2018, making India California's 13th largest trading partner. India is also the 10th largest export destinat...

Monday, January 20, 2020

Need policy framework to secure sustainable Indo-US economic relationship: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

WASHINGTON: There is need to develop a policy framework that could secure a sustainable India-US economic relationship, India's outgoing envoy in the US has said, reiterating that this is an important...

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘India’s story has just begun’: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The series of pathbreaking and ambitious reforms unleashed by the Modi government in the last few years will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run, a top Ind...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Industrial Security Annex to deepen ind. collaboration between India, US

During the 2nd edition of the 2+2 dialogue held last week, India and the US agreed to further expand their defence ties and concluded the crucial Industrial Security Annex (ISA).

Sunday, December 15, 2019

USIBC expresses concern over certain provisions on India's Personal Data Protection Bill

"The bill contains several new provisions outside the core issue of data privacy that raise serious concerns for the private sector, particularly the inclusion of requirements around non-personal data...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

New education bill set to allow US varsities in Telangana

HYDERABAD: The Telangana state government is all set to welcome foreign universities once the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill, 2019, is adopted in the Parliament during the forthcomin...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Improved business ranking testament to Modi govt’s extensive and wide ranging reforms: USIBC

India climbed 14 rungs in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking to stand at the 63rd position and figured among the world's top 10 most improved countries for the third c...

Friday, October 25, 2019

India is Stuck in an Economic Slump: What Comes Next

Narendra Modi was reelected with the promise of economic growth, but will lagging investment, slow trade negotiations with the United States and tensions with Pakistan inhibit India’s much-needed re...

Monday, October 14, 2019

PM Modi Meets Business Leaders, Assures of ‘Continued Political Stability’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed continued political stability and predictability of policies in India at a round table with the CEOs and top executives of top American companies, including those...

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Trade deal with US in balance

Negotiations are on for a trade deal with the US even as expectations of an agreement being signed earlier this week during the meetings between Narendra Modi and Donald Trump got scuppered, with a co...

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Powerful group of US CEOs meet Modi, raise concerns with growth in India

As the U.S.-China trade fight drags on, a group of powerful U.S. CEOs met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi behind closed doors in New York. The opportunity to expand into India is so gre...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ahead of Modi-Trump Bilateral Meeting, Industry Experts Cautiously Optimistic over Trade Deal

New Delhi: There’s been non-stop buzz ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States about the 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Trump travelling to attend 'Howdy Modi!' event signifies importance of India-US relationship

Houston, Sept 22 (ANI): Nisha Biswal, president of the US-India Business Council on Saturday said that US President Donald Trump travelling to Texas to be a part of mega Howdy Modi event signifies the...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

With India, Trump Practices the Art of the Mini-Deal

WASHINGTON — Call it the art of the mini-deal.

The Trump administration is on the cusp of announcing a new trade deal with India, p...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Strong bilateral partnership between New Jersey & India to promote inclusive economic growth: New Jersey Governor

Mr Philip D. Murphy, Governor of New Jersey kicked off a seven-day, six-city visit to India with a business roundtable and reception, hosted by the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and the Federati...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Jersey governor meets PM Modi, extends invite for talent, investment

Amidst visible signs of bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, the US is expecting more meaningful cooperation with India. On Monday, Philip D. Murphy, governo...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Modi & Trump likely to unveil 'limited' India-US trade package

New Delhi: India and the US will soon announce a “limited” trade package that will ease the entry of American agricultural goods, information and communications technology (ICT) p...

Monday, September 09, 2019

India, U.S. trade problems solvable

More than two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump announced in Osaka that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal shoul...

Monday, September 09, 2019

India Can Take Advantage of US-China Trade War to Attract Investment

Male [Maldives], Sept 3: Amid rising concerns over falling growth of Indian economy, US-India Business Council (USIBC) President and former assistant secretary State Nisha Biswal has said India can ta...

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

India has an opportunity to benefit from global economic situation:USIBC

WASHINGTON: President of US-India Business Council (USIBC) Nisha Desai Biswal has said India should present its growth vision and why businesses should look to invest in the country at a time when the...

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

India-US ‘Tailoring’ Predator UAV For Multi-Service Buy

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon and India’s Ministry of Defense are working together to “tailor” a standardized version of the Predator B Reaper attack drone for use by all three Indian armed services,...

Friday, August 30, 2019

Jagan Mohan Reddy calls for catalysing US-Andhra economic ties

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has urged the US-India Business Council (USIBC) to work with his government to identify '5 big ideas' to catalyse the US...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Jagan invites US-India Business Council to collaborate with A.P.

Andha Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy welcomed the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) to work with the Government of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) for playing a catalytic role in strengthening ...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

It's in Both US and India’s Interest to Work Through Hard Trade Issues

Excerpted from a longer interview with USIBC President Nisha Biswal on the U.S.-India trade and the larger bilateral relationship. How would you characterise the current India-US ...

Monday, August 12, 2019

Indian IT companies contributed $57.2 billion to US GDP in 2017

Washington: Indian IT companies contributed $57.2 billion to the GDP of the US in 2017, India's top diplomat in the US said on Tuesday. Addressing business leaders in Denver, Colorado, India's Amba...

Saturday, August 03, 2019

USIBC head urges countries to think bigger on trade

The U.S. and India should set an ambitious goal for their trading relationship to better manage trade tensions between the two countries, the head of a major business group tells Inside U.S. Trade. ...

Friday, July 26, 2019

Trump wants to punish India for Russian defence purchases

The US is not just “frustrated” with New Delhi on troubled defence ties, but it is also planning sanctions on India under 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Why India Is Mad at Trump

On Monday, early in the afternoon in Washington, D.C., and around the time most people in New Delhi were going to bed, U.S. President Donald Trump livened up a press conference with a revelation that ...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Modi Government Reshuffle

On July 24, the Government of India announced a major bureaucratic reshuffle, with over 20 officials assuming new posts. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

India Needs 'Regulatory Coherence,' U.S.-India Business Council Says

On a trip to New Delhi last month to meet members of the newly elected government, Nisha Biswal, president of the U.S.-India Business Council, an advocacy group that connects businesses to governments...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

India, US must utilise Pompeo's visit to resolve trade frictions: USIBC

India and the US must utilise the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to resolve outstanding "trade frictions", a top American business advocacy group said Sunday. The US-India B...

Sunday, June 23, 2019