Washington: Majority of American companies consider India as a massive opportunity as the country is on a growth trajectory, a top American business advocacy group today said.
Refuting allegations of few American businesses on Indian trade policies, US India Business Council (USIBC) president Ron Somers said: "There are rough patches along this road, and certainly much more work needs to be done, but few companies do not share the majority view that the India story is a massive opportunity, where growth is as clear as the horizon."
Somers was speaking in his testimony before the US International Trade Commission (USITC), a quasi-judicial federal agency.
For the second day this week, the USITC conducted a hearing in connection with its investigation 'Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on the US Economy' as asked by US lawmakers.
USITC is expected to come out with its report by November.
"We must refrain from hurting one another or damaging this relationship that yearns to grow stronger," Somers said, cautioning those businesses who have in recent months launched massive anti-India campaign alleging that Indian trade policies and practices are hurting American businesses.
Arguing the need to "eliminate acrimony" given the anti-India campaign from a vested section, Somers hoped the findings of this commission will recognise that a constructive and harmonious relationship between the US and India is in the best interest of both economies.