Hindustan Times, 9 July, 2019- US President Donald Trump complained about Indian tariffs once again on Tuesday, raising the issue barely two weeks after discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan’s Osaka.
“India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!” Trump tweeted. Trump might be setting up the upcoming visit of two senior United States Trade Representative (USTR) officials to India for talks, according to people familiar with the discussions.
President Trump, championing his ‘America First’ policy has been a vocal critic of India for levying “tremendously high” duties on US products, has described the country as a “tariff king”.
Last month, Trump had asked India to withdraw retaliatory tariffs that New Delhi imposed this month, calling the duties “unacceptable”. India slapped higher tariffs on 28 US products following Washington’s withdrawal this month of key trade privileges for New Delhi.