We Treat India As A NATO Partner Says US Official
NEW DELHI, (ANI) – There are very minimal license requirements for India and the United States treats the country “as though our NATO partner under our export controls,” a senior Biden Administration official said on April 28 and noted that the requirement of license for US exports to India has drastically come down over the past 25 years.
Thea D Rozman Kendler, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, said at a media interaction here on April 28 that India, as a major defense partner, does receive benefits under the US system that other countries do not receive.
Kendler said strategic trade dialog and shared commitment to export controls pave the way for hi-tech cooperation between the two countries.
“Very minimal license requirements for India. We treat India as though our NATO partner under our export controls and we understand that there are items that could move more efficiently and smoothly from the United States to India,” she said.
“The one thing that we have talked about quite a bit is that there is a license exception available for some trade from the United States to India that Indian companies and US exporters don’t seem to be using very much. So, we want to make sure that Indian companies and US exporters are educated on this exception so that trade can move more smoothly without the holdups of license applications,” she said.