The government, on Tuesday, rejected reports that it had decided not to grant visa to members of the U.S. International Trade Commission, which had initiated a probe against India’s trade and investment policies.

“Any trade visit from the U.S. is welcome, and there is no denial of visa. The issue of whom they meet is a separate matter, and is decided on the basis of administrative availability,” the spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said.

The clarification came following reports that the government had decided not to grant visas to members of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), a quasi-judicial federal American agency, to visit India. An official in Commerce and Industry Ministry, however, said the government had decided not to meet the USITC members when they came here.

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