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Trade Announcement on India and Pork Highlights What is Not Happening

Trade negotiations are a long, slow process, marked in many cases by small steps on the way to broader market access and more robust trade. A good reminder of that was the joint announcement by USDA and USTR yesterday that India has opened its market to U.S. pork.   According to a statement issued by the two agencies, the breakthrough was the result of... … the successful revitalization of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum held in New Delhi in November 2021, during which Ambassador Tai raised the importance of access for U.S. pork with Indian Minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal. In turn, that meeting was spurred by Prime Minister Modi’s trip to Washington, D.C. in late September where the Indian delegation agreed to a...

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