Negotiations for better trade deals between the US and India that meet the needs of both the countries are at the beginning stages, a senior White House official said recently.
"I know that a number of administration officials just recently came back from India. They expressed their willingness to negotiate new and better trade deals, and those conversations are at the beginning stages," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
India and the United States recently held their maiden 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi. Primarily being a strategic dialogue, trade related issues were also discussed, according to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice Well.
The conversation between the leadership of the two countries was how can they grow their trade relationship in a fair and reciprocal manner, she said.
Tariffs and non-tariff barriers, she said, have been the subject of long-standing concern. But we're working with the Government of India to address these market access challenge issues, she said.