News-CRUX-10     15th January 2024        
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Context: In New Delhi, India, the 14th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) was recently convened.

India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF)

  • About: The Trade Policy Forum (TPF) serves as a continual platform fostering engagement between India and the US, with a primary focus on enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations.
  • Key Role of TPF: It functions as a premier forum, the Trade Policy Forum plays a crucial role in addressing and resolving trade and investment issues that arise between India and the United States.
  • Focus: TPF is organized into five distinct focus groups, namely Agriculture, Investment, Innovation and Creativity (emphasizing intellectual property rights), Services, and Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers.
  • Escalation in Bilateral Trade: The bilateral trade volume between the two nations experienced significant growth, reaching USD 119.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021-22, compared to USD 80.5 billion in the previous year (2020-21).
  • FDI Statistics: India attracted a notable USD 55.61 billion in foreign direct investment from the United States during the period spanning April 2000 to June 2022.
  • Multilateral Collaborations: Beyond the Trade Policy Forum, India and the US collaborate in various multilateral forums, including the QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), I2U2 (India-Israel/ UAE-USA), and IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework).
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