Amcham met with Mr. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce. BAE Systems hosted the meeting in their office in New Delhi on 8th April 2015.
The discussion focused on technical barriers to trade such as government procurement, data localization, national offset policy and increased duties on mobile handsets. Some of the topics Mr. Piquado planned to raise directly with the Government of India during his visit included: compulsory registration of ICT, telecom security testing requirements, import licensing and WTO government procurement agreement accession.
The other USG participants in the meeting:
Steven Presing, Director, Antidumping Rules Negotiations, Enforcement & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ryan Rhodes, Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Enforcement & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Lisa Foss, Senior Policy Analyst, Trade Remedy Compliance/Office of Policy, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jonathan Ward, Commercial Attache, U.S. Embassy
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