US Trade Mission to visit India to discuss 'N' trade

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Building on the civil nuclear agreement, a US Trade Mission will visit India from December 3-9 to promote know-how in nuclear energy technology, US Ambassador to India, David C Mulford, said here today.

The trade mission, which will visit Hyderabad and Mumbai, besides Delhi, will involve technical sessions, business match-making sessions and networking events aimed at strengthening US-India cooperation in nuclear industry, he said in his key-note address at a seminar on 'India's Civilian Nuclear Passport.' ''I can confirm, enthusiastically, that US companies are interested, under the right conditions, in participating in and trading with India in the commercial nuclear energy industry. The US Department of Commerce, supported by the US Mission here in India, working with the US-India Business Council, will be co-leading a trade mission to New Delhi,'' he said.

Asked later during interaction what he meant by the ''right conditions'', Mr Mulford said it involved ''generic issues'' like a level-playing field and fair competition.

The trade mission would include executives from major nuclear technology manufacturers, nuclear energy engineering and consulting firms, suppliers of nuclear fuel, fuel components and conversion technologies and nuclear radiation analysis specialists.

Mr Mulford said the US government and private industry looked forward to expanding cooperation with India in supporting the flourishing of India's power and especially its civil nuclear energy sector.

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