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Timely analyses on trade & commerce


New Atlanticist

Apr 27, 2022

As the EU courts India on trade, here’s what to watch

By Mark Linscott

Brussels wants to bring New Delhi closer into its economic orbit—but that won't be so easy.

Economy & Business European Union

New Atlanticist

Apr 20, 2022

How Biden can secure better trade terms

By Mark Linscott

Here's why the US Generalized System of Preferences program could be a vital tool in addressing US export interests.

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Issue Brief

Apr 19, 2022

E-commerce policy for a new digital India

By Anand Raghuraman

As India looks to revise its e-commerce frameworks, policymakers in Delhi have a unique opportunity to articulate core principles and processes that can deliver practical, inclusive, and durable policy solutions.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Apr 11, 2022

US-India economic integration: Towards an agenda for growing manufacturing and resilient supply chains

By Atman Trivedi, Katherine Hadda, Akhil Bery

China’s rise and COVID-19 have injected greater urgency into how the United States and India work together to attract global manufacturing and ensure greater supply-chain resiliency.

Economy & Business India

Issue Brief

Apr 8, 2022

Technology for social good

By Uzair Younus

Growing cooperation between the United States and India in the digital realm presents significant opportunities in terms of investment, job creation, and deeper trade linkages. Deeper technological cooperation can also make a significant impact on improving social outcomes, particularly as they relate to empowering local communities by democratizing access.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Mar 21, 2022

Trading in US-India data flows: Prospects for cooperation in US-India data policy

By Justin Sherman

This issue brief details opportunities for cooperation and sources of contestation in US-India data policy. It then recommends that the United States and Indian governments convene bilateral dialogues focused narrowly on achieving tangible, near-term objectives on data policy.

Digital Policy Economy & Business


Mar 16, 2022

Exploring non-traditional export markets: Pakistan and the Central Asian Republics

By Hasan Abbas

Huge potential exists for Pakistan to increase its exports to the Central Asia region.

Central Asia Economy & Business


Feb 15, 2022

Revitalizing Pakistan-Bangladesh trade cooperation in pursuit of a free trade agreement

By Nida Gulzar

The expansion of cooperation and economic exchanges between Pakistan and Bangladesh is attainable if stakeholders from both sides work together.

Bangladesh Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jan 11, 2022

Here’s how to get US-India trade on the right track

By Mark Linscott

Both countries need to be vocal about their goals—but also realistic in their expectations.

India Macroeconomics


Jan 4, 2022

Experts react: India’s Personal Data Protection Bill tabled in Parliament

By Atlantic Council Experts

After two years wait and amid growing friction between the United States and India on thorny digital trade issues, India's Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Personal Data Protection Bill was tabled in Parliament on Thursday, December 16, 2021. South Asia Center experts react to the Bill.

Economy & Business India