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Govt may move WTO if US rejects exemption on higher tariff

Indian Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh declined to say how India might respond if its request for exemption was rejected

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India would lodge a trade dispute against the United States at the World Trade Organisation if Washington does not grant it exemptions from higher tariffs on steel and aluminium, three government officials involved in trade talks told Reuters. India recently requested exemptions, arguing that its exports of these products to the United States did not create a security concern for a country with whom it has a strategic partnership that goes beyond trade. Three senior officials who did not want to be named said New Delhi would file a case citing discrimination with the WTO as a ...

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First Published: Mon, April 23 2018. 16:59 IST