US says will look into India's visa concerns
United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker meets the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Aug 30, 2016. Image Source: IANS/PIB
US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said on Tuesday she would look into India's concerns over a hike in visa fee for professionals.
New Delhi has protested against the hike, which it says is a barrier to the movement of workers.
"It is imperative that we look into that issue," Pritzker told a news conference in New Delhi at the end of a strategic and commercial dialogue between the two countries.
In March, India filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO), protesting against the doubling of the fees for H-1B and L-1 work visas and limits on their numbers.