October 03, 2012
by Politico
Lawmakers and the tech sector are pushing U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to back their campaign against an Indian government procurement policy known as “buy India.”

Despite previous U.S. pushback, India recently took another step to implement the new policy requiring a certain amount of domestic content in electronic goods procured by its government — and possibly all Indian companies as well. That’s alarmed tech companies and their Capitol Hill allies.

“We feel the Indian government has basically ignored our request to revise this policy even though it’s been raised at very high levels,” said John Neuffer, vice president of global policy at the Information Technology Industry Council.

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