Our mission

The Atlantic Council’s US-India trade initiative seeks to facilitate lasting, meaningful economic engagement between both countries and complement efforts by the US Government to strengthen the broader US-India relationship and vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

This dialogue will serve three critical functions:

  • to develop a vision for a U.S.-India Digital Trade Agenda for the Free and Open Indo-Pacific;
  • to identify the key institutional changes necessary to facilitate communication and problem solving between United States and Indian officials as well as their Indo-Pacific counterparts; and
  • to foster interpersonal relationships between stakeholders in industry, government, and civil society to allow for more effective communication on bilateral and regional trade issues. 

The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on the region as well as relations between these countries, neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.

Featured report:
Reimagining the US-India trade relationship

This report, each chapter curated by a leading expert and South Asia Center nonresident senior fellow, examines US and Indian trade relations, both bilateral and global, and offers forward-thinking policies to help governments in both countries achieve a deeper trade relationship. The various views and ideas expressed by both Indian and US trade-policy experts and industry leaders present a comprehensive analysis to resolve disagreements and establish a short-, medium-, and long-term framework for cooperation.

Featured report:
The hard work ahead in improving US-India agricultural trade

Between the United States and India, challenges on trade, specifically agricultural trade, persist. This analysis concludes that both countries should pursue a multi-pronged approach to expanding bilateral agricultural trade.



Initiative core experts

Heading this initiative are four non-resident senior fellows of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, each with unique experience in areas of trade policy or business.

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The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on greater South Asia as well as its relations between these countries, the neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.

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