Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will meet his US counterpart, Robert Lighthize, on Wednesday in Washington to discuss trade related issues, an official statement said on Saturday.
“On November 13, Goyal will have India-US bilateral meeting with his counterpart US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to discuss the outstanding bilateral issues and to arrive at a shared understating on a mutually beneficial basis,” the statement said.
Next day, the minister will hold a high-level industry interaction with business and industry representatives in New York City.
On November 12, Goyal is scheduled to have a meeting with representatives of the medical devices manufacturing companies to discuss trade issues. He will also attend the 9th BRICS Trade Ministers Meet in Brasilia on November 11.
Discussions will be focussed on opportunities for enhanced intra-BRICS trade and investment cooperation, it said.
“Issues like cooperation in e-commerce, investment facilitation, MSMEs, Intellectual Property Right, will be discussed during the meet,” it added.
Deliberations on the current global economic and trade environment, challenges facing the multilateral trading system, ways of advancing the BRICS trade and investment cooperation will also take place.
A Memorandum of Understanding will be inked among Trade and Investment Promotion Agencies of BRICS countries, which will help foster close collaboration. —WITH PTI