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Trade Policy Country/Regions January 20, 2018  
Background Information on the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group

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During their November 2001 meeting in Washington D.C., Prime Minister Vajpayee and President Bush affirmed their commitment to qualitatively transform U.S.-India relations. They further agreed that the two sides should discuss ways to stimulate bilateral high technology commerce as a step toward enhancing the new relationship between the United States and India.

In November 2002 the two Governments agreed to create a U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, comprising senior representatives of relevant departments of both countries. The Group would expeditiously work towards developing a new statement of principles governing bilateral cooperation in high technology trade that broadly advances our relationship in this area, including addressing ways to increase trade in "dual-use" goods and technologies.

In February 2003, the two Governments set forth the principles to further promote and facilitate bilateral high technology commerce in its broadest sense:

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