GCCA India Director Atul Khanna Honored for Promoting U.S.-India Trade

March 20, 2013

Atul Khanna, Director of Global Cold Chain Alliance India, has been awarded a "Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade," by the United States Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service in recognition of his contribution to expanding trade between the United States and India.

The certificate was presented at a reception at the residence of Judy Reinke, Minister - Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the United States, attended by executives representing many Indian and U.S. companies.

As an example of how Khanna is fostering relationships and building trade connections, he recently hosted a meeting between GCCA India and a delegation of four U.S. representatives, including three U.S. State Department officials: Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy & Environment; John Duncan, Senior Advisor; and Anjana Modi, Senior Economic Advisor. Rafaela Zuidema, Control Officer at the U.S. Embassy in India, also participated.

At the meeting, the challenges and opportunites facing the cold chain in India were discussed, and several agriculture importers also participated in the later part of the meeting.
“We are delighted that Atul has received this honor,” said GCCA CEO Bill Hudson. “India holds so much potential for increased trade and development of the cold chain that it is vital that we promote it in every way possible. He is doing an outstanding job in this area.”

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Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information about GCCA, visit www.gcca.org .