India hits back at US with higher import duties on farm | 2018-06-22 | daily-sun.com

India hits back at US with higher import duties on farm

    22 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: India increased duties on a slew of farm products, steel and iron imported from the United States, a government notice said, joining the European Union and China in retaliatory action against President Donald Trump's tariff hikes on steel and aluminium.

India's move came a day after the EU's decision to charge higher import duties on a range of US products.

In tariff rates issued late on Wednesday, India's commerce ministry named some varieties of apples, almonds, chickpeas, lentils, walnuts and artemia that would carry higher import taxes. Most of these are purchased from the United States.

India also raised duties on some grades of iron and steel products. Last month, India launched a complaint at the World Trade Organisation against the United States over the steel and aluminium duties after it failed to win an exemption.


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