Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and US Secretary for Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday held discussions to increase bilateral trade between the countries. “Had a fruitful discussion with the US Secretary of Commerce @SecretaryRoss to further boost our strong trade relations and close economic partnership between the two nations,” Goyal said in a tweet.
The meeting assumes significance as India and the US are negotiating a bilateral trade deal to boost two-way commerce. Recently, Goyal and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held trade deal talks in Washington.
India is demanding exemption from high duties imposed by the US on certain steel and aluminium products, resumption of export benefits to certain domestic products under its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), greater market access for its products from sectors including agriculture, automobile, auto components and engineering.