The leaders of the two countries resolved to pursue US-India Totalisation Agreement and enhance engagement on intellectual property rights with a view to promote innovation and creativity.
   
"In order to substantially increase bilateral trade, they (leaders) pledged to explore new opportunities to break down barriers to the movement of goods and services, and support deeper integration into global supply chains, thereby creating jobs and generating prosperity in both economies," said the joint statement issued after a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.
   
They look forward to the second annual Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in India later this year to identify concrete steps in this regard, it added.
   
Highlighting the strong and expanding economic relations between the US and India, the leaders committed to support sustainable, inclusive, and robust economic growth, and common efforts to stimulate consumer demand, job creation, skill development and innovation.
   
It was decided to continue discussion later this year on the US-India Totalisation Agreement. The 'Totalisation Agreement' seeks to do away with double taxation of income with respect to social security taxes. Under this agreement, professionals of both the countries would be exempted from social security taxes when they go to work for a short period in the other country.

The two leaders also committed to make concrete progress on IPR issues by working to enhance bilateral cooperation among the drivers of innovation and creativity.
   
They also commended the increased engagement on trade and investment issues under the Trade Policy Forum (TPF) and encouraged substantive results for the next TPF later this year. The leaders also welcomed the engagement of the US' private sector companies in India's Smart City programme.

The leaders resolved to facilitate greater movement of professionals, investors and business travellers, students, and exchange visitors between their countries to enhance people-to-people contact as well as their economic and technological partnership.
   
On the MoU for Development of an International Expedited Traveller Initiative (also known as Global Entry Programme) the statement said efforts will be made for entry of India into the said programme within three months.

 

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India, US to expand eco cooperation, break down trade barriers

         

Washington: India and the US today vowed to expand economic relation between the two nations and explore new opportunities to break down barriers to facilitate

movement of goods and services.

 

The leaders of the two countries resolved to pursue US-India Totalisation Agreement and enhance engagement on intellectual property rights with a view to promote innovation

and creativity.

         

"In order to substantially increase bilateral trade, they (leaders) pledged to explore new opportunities to break down barriers to the movement of goods and services, and support

deeper integration into global supply chains, thereby creating jobs and generating prosperity in both economies," said the joint statement issued after a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.

         

They look forward to the second annual Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in India later this year to identify concrete steps in this regard, it added.

         

Highlighting the strong and expanding economic relations between the US and India, the leaders committed to support sustainable, inclusive, and robust economic growth, and common efforts to stimulate consumer demand, job creation, skill development and innovation.

         

It was decided to continue discussion later this year on the US-India Totalisation Agreement. The 'Totalisation Agreement' seeks to do away with double taxation of income with respect to social security taxes. Under this agreement, professionals of both the countries would be exempted from social security taxes when they go to work for a short period in the other country.

 

The two leaders also committed to make concrete progress on IPR issues by working to enhance bilateral cooperation among the drivers of innovation and creativity.

         

They also commended the increased engagement on trade and investment issues under the Trade Policy Forum (TPF) and encouraged substantive results for the next TPF later this

year. The leaders also welcomed the engagement of the US' private sector companies in India's Smart City programme.

 

The leaders resolved to facilitate greater movement of professionals, investors and business travellers, students, and exchange visitors between their countries to enhance people-to-people contact as well as their economic and technological partnership.

         

On the MoU for Development of an International Expedited Traveller Initiative (also known as Global Entry Programme) the statement said efforts will be made for entry of India into the said programme within three months.