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India plays down Trump decision to remove US trade privileges

The Indian government said that India viewed the issue as part of its ongoing economic relationship with the US

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

The Indian government said on Saturday it will continue to seek to build strong economic ties with the United States despite a decision by US President Donald Trump to end preferential trade treatment for India from June 5. In a relatively tame response to the announcement from Washington on Friday, the Indian government said it was "unfortunate" that its attempts to resolve significant U.S. requests had not been accepted. Indian officials had previously raised the prospect of higher import duties on more than 20 US goods if Trump dropped India from the program but there ...

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First Published: Sun, June 02 2019. 12:38 IST