Indian tariffs ‘no longer acceptable’: Trump

Indian tariffs ‘no longer acceptable’: Trump

Agency News

Washington, Jul 9: US President Donald Trump once again on Tuesday accused India of taking advantage of the US by putting tariffs on American products and said this is "no longer acceptable", as the two countries are about to reopen talks to resolve their trade disagreements.

"India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!" Trump said in a tweet.

His statement comes just as USTR (United States Trade Representative) offficials are set to land in the Indian capital in the next couple of days for negotiations which follows talks between the US president and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the margins of the G-20 summit in Osaka.

India had imposed higher duties on 28 US products in June in retaliation to US tariffs on steel and aluminum products in March and after the Trump administration withdrew tariff-free entry for certain Indian goods.

The Trump administration is also against India's plans to restrict cross-border data flows and impose stricter rules on e-commerce that hurt US companies operating in the country. (UNI)