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US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo meets Indian Ministers; attends bilateral Commercial Dialogue 2023

This is the Secretary's inaugural visit to India.

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (Image: Twitter)

US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo visited New Delhi, India from March 7, 2023, to March 10, 2023, to participate in the India-US bilateral Commercial Dialogue 2023. She led a high-level Business delegation of US CEOs for the CEO Forum.

In New Delhi, Raimondo met Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal at the India-US Commercial Dialogue held on March 10, 2023, at Vanjiya Bhawan, New Delhi. The Ministers, according to a press release, recognized that small businesses and entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the US and Indian economies and there is need to facilitate collaboration between the SMEs of the two countries to foster innovation ecosystems that facilitate their post-pandemic economic recovery and growth.

They announced several programs, including the launch of “strategic trade dialogue” to address export controls, explore ways of enhancing high technology commerce, and facilitate technology transfer between the two countries.

Raimondo also met Indian Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to  discuss the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), semiconductors, and supply chain resilience.

Further, Raimondo held talks with Indian National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, and discussed commercial relationship and opportunities to deepen linkages between two economies. She also met with Indian Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw.