Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross testifies during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the census on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images NEW DELHI—The United States and India can reach a trade agreement quickly if New Delhi takes strong, decisive actions, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday. “We do think that there’s no structural reason why there can’t be (a deal) pretty quickly,” Ross said on a panel at the India Economic Summit in New Delhi. He is set to meet one-on-one with India’s minister for railways and commerce, Piyush Goyal, with whom he also shared the stage at the event. “We each know the other’s issues, we have for quite some little while,” Ross said, adding that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decisive victory in the parliamentary elections earlier this year, the Indian leader has “a very clear strong position in the parliament, (and it) should be a lot easier to take decisive action.” Washington and New Delhi have been locked in a trade dispute for months. For its part, the U.S. removed India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) earlier this year, citing unequal access… Read full this story
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