Why U.S. Could Lose Out on India Nuclear Trade

| July 11, 2008

Xenia Dormandy, Director of the Project on India and the Subcontinent, was interviewed for BBC News on July 11 regarding the implications of the U.S.-India nuclear deal for international trade.

Dormandy states that if the U.S. Congress fails to ratify the agreement, "that will be a big blow to our industry." She argues that if other members of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group support the deal, India may begin to trade with those countries at the expense of its American trading partners.

Because of the urgency of the situation, "There will be a lot of lobbying from U.S. industry to make the Congress move as quickly as they can," says Dormandy. Only 40 session days remain until Congress adjorns on September 26, and advocates of U.S.-India trade fervently believe that their best chance of passing the agreement lies with the current Administration.

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