April 23, 2013
by Economic Times

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA : Powerful trade bodies in the US want India to clear the air on whether preferential market access (PMA) given to domestic telecom gearmakers on security grounds will only apply to government contracts or will also include private procurements.

Three leading US trade bodies - the US-India Business Council, Information Technology Industry Council and Telecommunications Industry Association ( TIA) - want the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeiTY) to put in a clarification that the "PMA policy does not apply to the private sector, which includes managed service providers and telecom licensees".

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