On the other hand, the United States wants better market access for its agricultural and producer products, dairy products and medical devices, apart from reducing import tariffs on certain information and communication technology products. The United States has also raised concerns about a large trade deficit with India. For the performance: Prime Minister Modi with US President Donald Trump at motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. (PTI) He reiterated that the longer-term plan allows for work towards a comprehensive trade agreement. “India is ready to work with an open mind, with the willingness to open our hearts and markets, with an appropriate chance for Indian companies in the United States,” Goyal said of the free trade agreement. The Trade Promotion Council for India (TPCI) on Tuesday proposed that India and the United States sign a totalization agreement, as it will offer social security to Indian professionals in America. “Unlike tax credits, there are no SSC credits in either country. Therefore, countries are finalizing the SSA [social security agreements] to ensure that the worker concerned is only subject to the deduction of the SSC in one jurisdiction, based on compliance with certain conditions,” he added. The two countries will continue to address the issue that could be beneficial to both sides. This was a long pending request from India and, given that the case escalated at the top, it could help move it faster now.
A list of countries with which the United States currently has tabled agreements and copies of these agreements can be obtained under U.S. International Social Security Agreements. Regarding H-1B visas, Shringla said Indian authorities raised the issue during dialogue with their U.S. counterparts on Tuesday and stressed that Indian professionals contribute significantly to the high-tech sector in the United States. Shivendra Singh, Vice President and Head — Global Trade Development at NASSCOM, an industry association representing the $180 billion tech industry, said a totalization deal would bring enormous relief to the indian working population in the United States and also make it competitive for U.S. employers to employ Indian citizens. . . .