India should not embrace protectionist policies: US

Apr 12 2014, 13:17 IST
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'The telecommunications sector is an important contributor to India’s continued economic growth and job creation through both domestic and export-oriented economic activities' (AP) 'The telecommunications sector is an important contributor to India’s continued economic growth and job creation through both domestic and export-oriented economic activities' (AP)
SummaryTIA is the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks.

in the telecommunications sector that have been so successful and to continue to focus on a policy approach to improve the overall commercial environment – regardless of the sector.

These broad policy approaches could include market- oriented incentives to further develop India’s infrastructure and encourage investment in India’s ICT (Information and Communication Technology) manufacturing ecosystem, it said.

"Other areas could include simplification and transparency in India’s customs tariffs, adopting global norms in government procurement that are best exemplified by the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, and adopting a simplified national tax system, it said.

"TIA encourages the governments of India and the United States to continue to engage bilaterally, and with the ICT industry in India and globally, to find ways to build upon the important commercial relationship between our two countries,” it said.

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