Indian IT companies, which have a significant market in the US.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, Nasscom paid USD 70,000 to BGR, while its other lobby firm Lande Group got USD 30,000 for this period. Similar amounts were paid to the two lobby groups in the previous two quarters as well.
Nasscom has been lobbying in the US for about ten years and figures among the Indian entities having indulged in such activities for the longest so far. Its total lobbying bill since 2003 exceed USD 4 million.
Other Indian entities having indulged in lobbying activities in the US in the past include industry bodies like the Carpet Export Promotion Council, the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, CII, Forum of Pet Manufacturers, as also corporates like L&T, Sun Pharma, Wipro, Tatas, SAIL, Gujarat Flurochemicals, Flyington Freighters and Orchid Chemicals.