Feb 17, 2004

The Hindu Business Line : US seeks enhanced trade as India raises BPO issue



The Hindu Business Line :

US seeks enhanced trade as India raises BPO issue:

"INDIA has voiced its concerns over the backlash in the US on the issue of business process outsourcing (BPO) even as it reiterated its readiness to engage constructively with countries such as the US for bringing the failed multilateral trade talks back on rail.
'It is strange that on the one hand people are talking about opening of market, and on the other hand, banning Business Process Outsourcing. Our agriculture is fragile as it is not subsidised like in the US,' Mr Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister, told newspersons after a meeting with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Mr Robert Zoellick, here today. "