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(Daily News)
September 09, 2008

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) said today (Sept. 9) that he remains to be convinced that the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement meets all the requirements of the Hyde Act, which authorized its negotiation, and can be considered by Congress this month.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2008

GENEVA -- The United States and India today (July 30) publicly traded accusations over who is to blame for the failure of the Doha round ministerial yesterday, which collapsed when a group of seven trading partners could not find common ground on a special safeguard mechanism (SSM) for developing countries.


(Daily News)
July 29, 2008

GENEVA -- In the wake of the collapsed ministerial, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said that the U.S. will “stand by” its current offers to ensure that the advances made this week in the Doha round negotiations are not lost.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2008

GENEVA -- A small group meeting of seven trading partners seeking to narrow differences on agriculture and non-agricultural market access (NAMA) in the Doha round showed signs of stalemate in the early evening of July 28 local time.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2008

GENEVA -- The United States is coming under strong pressure to accept a version of a special safeguard mechanism (SSM) that gives more flexibility to developing countries than a July 25 draft compromise.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2008

GENEVA -- The U.S. today (July 28) accused India and China of threatening the success of the ministerial by demanding key changes to a draft modalities agreement on agriculture and non-agricultural market access (NAMA) developed late last week.


(Daily News)
July 27, 2008

GENEVA -- Senior Indian government officials yesterday (July 26) offered a low-key response to an offer of further consultations on the temporary movement of professionals by U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab at a services signaling conference.


(Daily News)
July 25, 2008

GENEVA -- Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath today (July 25) said India has demonstrated flexibility in this week’s negotiations, but that its concessions depend on how much developed countries want to give.


(Daily News)
July 25, 2008

GENEVA -- In a July 25 Green Room, India, Indonesia and Argentina failed to endorse a compromise proposal on key elements of a modalities deal for agriculture and non-agricultural market access (NAMA), according to participants.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2008

GENEVA - If Brazil and India prevail in their demands for significantly deeper cuts in U.S. overall trade-distorting subsidies (OTDS), it could put European Union negotiators at risk of violating their negotiating mandate by forcing them to make deeper cuts as well, according to agriculture sources.


(Daily News)
July 23, 2008

GENEVA - Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath said in a July 23 press conference that he intends to table his country’s offer on financial services this week based on the concessions he can receive from the United States and the European Union.


(Daily News)
July 23, 2008

GENEVA - Argentina, South Africa and India in a Green Room meeting last night (July 22) ruled out the latest negotiating text on non-agricultural market access (NAMA) as the basis for negotiations, according to Geneva sources.


(Daily News)
July 14, 2008

Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath will miss the first two days of a crucial meeting of trade ministers next week because of the need to return to India for reasons related to U.S.-India civil nuclear deal, but currently plans to return to Geneva to take up negotiations in the Doha round on July 23, sources said.


(Daily News)
December 11, 2007

The House this afternoon (Dec. 11) approved by voice vote under suspension of the rules a bill that revokes the Bush administration's termination of duty-free access for Indian and Thai jewelry under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) on July 1, 2007. The bill also urges President Bush in non-binding resolution language to reconsider the termination of GSP benefits invoked that day for other products under certain conditions.


(Daily News)
December 04, 2007

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab today (Dec. 4) blamed Brazil, India and China for lack of progress in the Doha round in a speech to the President' Export Council, which formally called for bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with those countries as well as Russia.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2007

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath have asked a private sector advisory group to the bilateral Trade Policy Forum (TPF) to lay out a blueprint of trade policy objectives over the next two to five years.


(Daily News)
July 31, 2007

A final civil nuclear cooperation deal struck last week between the U.S. and India reflects two major Indian demands by creating a multinational strategic fuel reserve that would feed India’s reactors if there is a disruption of the U.S. supply and by giving India the right to reprocess spent fuel under certain conditions.


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