India plays down Trump decision to remove U.S. trade privileges
By Neha Dasgupta
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government said on Saturday it will continue to seek to build strong economic ties with the United States despite a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to end preferential trade treatment for India from June 5.
Indian officials had previously raised the prospect of higher import duties on more than 20 U.S. goods if Trump dropped India from the program but there was no mention of that in the response.
"India, like the U.S. and other nations shall always uphold its national interest in these matters," the Indian government said in a statement issued through India's trade ministry.
The privileges come under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which had been allowing preferential duty-free imports of up to $5.6 billion a year into the U.S. from the South Asian nation. India is the biggest beneficiary of the GSP program.
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Robert17 hours ago
Is there any nation in the world that the US is not currently fighting in a trade war?
Dan15 hours ago
Counties act in their own economic interest, who knew?
Dave15 hours ago
why do we give preferential treatment on trade with any other country to begin with?
david17 hours ago
America wants to sell billions in fighter aircraft to India. This is no way to get that sale.
xo17 hours ago
What's fair is fair. India can earn our business with quality service and products instead of preferred trade
Jimbo16 hours ago
Most nations around the world enjoy trade surplus with the US. Has to be changed for America to survive.
bo16 hours ago
As trump makes enemies of all of the USA’s trade partners, doesn’t that mean that they will form new trade deals that exclude the USA?
adikan17 hours ago
trump is picking a fight with everyone....allies or enemies no matter....
Mike15 hours ago
India's GDP has consistently remained above 6% for the last several and has even managed to rise above 7 % at one point so there is no need to give them preferential treatments reserved for developing nations . India knows this and won't say much as they were just milking the cow .
David16 hours ago
Now India. Who next?
D Williams15 hours ago
Time to put America First again . . .whole world has been taking advantage of America for decades!
I.B Fine17 hours ago
Time to bring back prescription drug manufacturing back to the USA and out of India!
Patrick Henry V17 hours ago
Where will trump get his shirts made. I thought it was India, Maybe it's Bangladesh.
Scott2 hours ago
No big deal, India grows stronger every year, and no longer needs special treatment.
Ivan8 hours ago
Trump does right things. The whole world robs America. We should stop this. Only Trump of all the presidents cares about America. Kudos to Mr. Trump!
Grego9 hours ago
Ready for the stock market to be down at least 400 points on Monday? You can count on it.
Tim N17 hours ago
India is a very industrial nation, the US should tread lightly!!!!
Johnny Louisiana17 hours ago
Trump is so brilliant ! He can use this tariff money for the wall and congress can't do a thing about it ! The 5 percent Mexico tariff will fully fund the wall.
DAVID THE BARBARIAN13 hours ago
India is no friend of the US - time to revoke their privileges
Cowboyfansince196714 hours ago
Just revoke China's MFN status.
Anonymous14 hours ago
Seems he is the only Pres to keep his word on “fair” trade
Johnny Louisiana16 hours ago
I check if the products I buy are made in China before I buy.
Johnny Louisiana16 hours ago
Tariff money pays for the Wall !!!!!!!!
Tom Sawyer13 hours ago
preferential trade treatment should be reserved for only those nations that run into a deficit with their trade with the United States , and never for any nation that runs a surplus when dealing with the United States .
Bryce9 hours ago
India is the second largest Chinese market. We export next to nothing to them.
Anonymous9 hours ago
By the time Trump is out of office the USA will not have any international friends at all.
roger15 hours ago
TRUMP 2020 !! MAGA !! BEST PRESIDENT EVER !!
特朗普2020 ! !让美国再次伟大! !史上最优秀的总统!!