Expanding India-Missouri Trade Ties

Image of An interactive panel discussion on India-Missouri trade held on January, 28, 2020 was joined by Mr. Sudhakar Dalela, Consul General of India, Chicago.

Panel sits and discussesWorld Trade Center St. Louis partnered with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Partnership to present the Expanding India-Missouri Trade Ties interactive panel on January 28, 2020.

Opportunity for St. Louis businesses to trade with India is boundless. U.S. goods and services trade with India totaled an estimated $114.8 billion in 2016. Missouri’s exports to India in 2018 amounted to $129,218,474 in sectors such as chemicals, machinery, electronics and transportation equipment. Biotech and food processing are among the most important emerging sectors in India, the fastest growing large economy in the world.

“The people-to-people and economic connections between St. Louis and India continue to evolve and expand,” Tim Nowak, Executive Director of World Trade Center St. Louis, said. “This is exactly why we invited the new Consul General for India to visit St. Louis and why he received an overwhelmingly positive response and reception.”

Mr. Sudhakar Dalela brings a wealth of experience in trade and economic policy to his role, having served twice at the Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, including as India’s Deputy Permanent Representative. He was a member of India’s negotiating team for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conferences in Doha, Cancun, Hong Kong China and Nairobi.

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