USIBC Applauds Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter for USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) commends the United States Senate for confirming President Barack Obama’s nomination of Darci Vetter to the position of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Chief Agriculture Negotiator.

“Ms. Vetter’s depth of knowledge on issues relating to agricultural trade and her breadth of experiences at USTR, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture make her the standout selection for this appointment. We look forward to working with her on issues relating to the U.S.-India agricultural relationship,” said Tiffany Atwell, Chairman of USIBC’s Executive Committee on Food & Agriculture, and Director, International Government Affairs, DuPont.

Acting USIBC President Diane Farrell said, “Agriculture is a vital component to the Indian economy and our members represent a broad swath of companies in the farm-to-fork supply chain. We congratulate Ms. Vetter on her appointment and look forward to partnering with her on agriculture issues which are a critical component to the U.S.-India bilateral partnership and the foundation of India’s evergreen revolution.”

Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) is the premier business advocacy organization advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. Today, USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi, comprised of 300 of the top-tier U.S. and Indian companies. Ajay Banga, President & CEO of MasterCard, is USIBC’s Chairman.