Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Christine Schrage


International trade is critical in maintaining a country’s prosperity. Trade between countries fuels the economy for both parties, creates jobs, and raises the standard of living. This statement comes from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). A major development of USTR's portfolio is the progress in trade with India. In November of 2021, the United States of America and the country of India agreed on a long-awaited Trade Policy concerning numerous economic topics. Within the policy released by the USTR were discussions and agreements over agriculture, non-agriculture goods, services, investment, and intellectual property. The topics included a wide range of food products, including cherries, pomegranates, animal feed, and alfalfa for the United States to export to India. The focus of this research was to be on the agricultural products listed in this agreement, more specifically pork products. These agreements will give economic benefit to both countries, for the countries themselves and the working citizens within. The reduction in tariffs and trading costs will help trade become more appealing for both countries. However, the level of demand for these products in India is currently unknown. There are already a few known dispositions against meat products in this country, for a number of different reasons, but the changing agreements may make demand change for some consumers. With the changing demand, producers in the United States have the chance to participate in the agreement and contribute to both economies. The purpose of this research and thesis was to discover how the Trade Agreement will shift consumers’ views about pig products in India, and if there will be any benefits that arise from this trade.

Year of Submission



Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

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