The 12th TPF Ministerial meeting was held in New Delhi on November 23, 2021
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal will be on an official visit to New York and Washington DC from January 9-11 to participate in the India-US Trade Policy Forum meeting.

According to an official press release issued on Sunday, Goyal will attend the 13th Trade Policy Forum ( TPF) meeting in Washington DC on January 11. Before delegation level talks, he will also hold one-to-one meeting with US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai.

The 12th TPF Ministerial meeting was held on November 23, 2021 after a gap of four years in New Delhi. Working groups were re-activated after the last ministerial.

In the first leg of the visit, Commerce and Industry Minister Goyal will interact with CEOs of reputed multinational enterprises, participate in community event, join roundtable meetings with business leaders and think tank and visit industries in New York.

In Washington DC, he will also have a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. There will also be interaction with some captains of Industry.

The TPF is a platform for continuous engagement between two countries in the area of trade and to further the trade and investment relations between the two countries. Both countries are looking forward to the meeting and confident of making progress on the trade issues,.the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Both India and USA are natural partners and have trade complementarities, long standing strategic and economic relationship, people to people contact, and both are vibrant democracies too.

The two countries are also collaborating under the QUAD, I2U2 (India-Israel/ UAE-USA) and IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework). Regular exchanges at the leadership-level have been an integral element of the expanding bilateral engagement. The outcomes emerging from these visits have been instrumental in further strengthening the multifaceted ties between the two countries.