October 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement today by President and CEO Dean Garfield regarding this week’s positive and robust discussions with Indian government officials at the India and United States Trade Policy Forum in Delhi.

“The discussions at the Trade Policy Forum were substantive and successful in helping to strengthen the U.S.-India economic relationship,” Garfield said. “The trade officials from the U.S. and India are to be commended for their continued efforts to move the needle on critical issues like strong and balanced intellectual property protections. If India can establish the right regulatory conditions for consumers, entrepreneurs and companies to take advantage of the promise of cloud computing, big data, and other digital technologies, it can truly become the global technology and innovation leader that it aspires to be. ITI looks forward to working further with Indian officials and industry to realize this vision.”

Last month, ITI participated in a wide range of meetings with Indian government officials in New Delhi, offering recommendations on how India could implement policies that would grow its economy through sound public policy approaches to information and communications technology.

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