Both sides agree to postpone the India-US trade policy meeting, citing US mid-term elections

Both sides agree to postpone the India-US trade policy meeting, citing US mid-term elections

The India-US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) has been postponed until early next year. The bilateral meeting on trade between Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and his US Trade Representative Catherine Tai has been rescheduled for early next year, citing the upcoming US mid-term elections in November.

Actually, mid-term elections are to be held in America on November 8, which will determine the future of the US Parliament (Congress). Special political vigilance is also being taken in America regarding this. The suspension of TPF is a mutually agreed decision between India and the US. An official familiar with the developments has given information about the postponement of TPF on the condition of anonymity. However, top officials of the Biden administration, including US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, are expected to visit New Delhi from November 8 to February 13 this year. He will also meet Goyal during this time.

This meeting was held in November last year.
The last meeting of TPF was held here in November last year after a gap of four years. In that meeting, it was decided by both sides to reorganize the TPF at the ministerial level before the end of 2022. Sources said that at the level of the trade minister, discussions are taking place between the two countries at several forums. This discussion also includes the G20 and the Indo-Pacific Economic Prosperity Framework (IPEF).

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