U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-KS, was encouraged as the U.S. and India have reached a trade agreement that will remove 1,400 specific trade restrictions from U.S. products.
Additionally, Brownback will travel to India, as well as Pakistan, in the coming days to meet with leaders there.
"This is an issue that is particularly important to Kansas, because we are a heavy export state," Brownback said. "The move is helping to reduce trade barriers that affect key sectors, like agriculture and textiles, which means more profit can be returned to American businesses.
U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky announced India's commitment to remove the trade restrictions on U.S. products, including food and manufactured items.