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India- United States Trade Policy Forum 14th Ministerial-level meeting held in New Delhi

Published on January 15, 2024
Current Context: The 14th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) was held in New Delhi, India on January 12, 2024. The meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, India, Shri Piyush Goyal, and the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai.
India- United States Trade Policy Forum 14th Ministerial-level meeting held in New Delhi
  • Here are some key highlights from the meeting:
    • The Ministers committed to pursue foundation to launch future Joint Initiatives in certain areas, including critical minerals, customs and trade facilitation, supply chains, and trade in high tech products.
    • They agreed to establish a Joint Facilitative Mechanism (JFM) to mitigate non-tariff barriers.
    • Ambassador Tai appreciated India’s G20 Presidency and the outcomes achieved in the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group.
    • The Ministers acknowledged the ongoing discussions on a Social Security Totalization Agreement.
    • The Indian side raised the issue of lifting the ban on exports of wild-caught shrimps.
    • This meeting played a pivotal part in fortifying resilient bilateral trade and in elevating the overall economic partnership between the nations.
    • After the meeting, a Joint Statement was issued.

Question:

Q.1 Where was the 14th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-United States Trade Policy Forum held?
a. Mumbai
b. Washington D.C.
c. New Delhi
d. New York

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