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The many reasons why trade deal between India and US won't happen anytime soon

The many reasons why trade deal between India and US won't happen anytime soon
The many reasons why trade deal between India and US won't happen anytime soon
Given the enormity of issues in this election, an India deal won’t matter or make ‘an iota of difference’ politically to Trump — to quote a keen observer of India-US trade gyrations.

SynopsisBut what are the hurdles? Too many, and they can fill a hefty ‘bahi-khata’. Crossed wires, natural disconnect, traditional intransigence, lack of imagination on both sides, absence of political will, US corporate overreach, egos the size of the trade deficit and mismatched expectations.

A trade deal between India and the US seems an impossibility before the US presidential election in November. This is the assessment of Washington insiders, tantalising comments about an ‘imminent deal’ by commerce minister Piyush Goel notwithstanding.Goel’s optimistic declaration at the virtual US-India Business Council’s India Ideas Summit on July 21 that a mini trade deal was just a ‘couple of calls’ away is puzzling, because the US side is
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