“Ambassador Froman will announce a ‘new enforcement action with regard to India" at a news conference on Monday,” USTR office said.

The announcement came ahead of US International Trade Commission's scheduled hearings on Wednesday and Thursday to look into India's trade and investment practices.

It also coincides with US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg's visit to India.

Over several months, there have been calls in US to take tougher measures against India over alleged violation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).  

The US Chamber of Commerce on Friday asked USTR to classify India as a "Priority Foreign Country", a tag given to the worst offenders of IPR and which could trigger trade sanctions.

United States has put India on the Priority Watch List for monitoring its practices on protecting IPR.

(Agencies)

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