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India takes US steel tariffs complaint to World Trade Organization

India, China, Russia, Japan, Turkey and the European Union have all dismissed that claim, regarding the US tariffs as 'safeguards' under the WTO rules

Reuters  |  Geneva 

India has launched a complaint against the US to challenge US President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium, a filing published by the World Trade Organization showed on Wednesday. Indian officials told Reuters last month that their government would open a WTO dispute if the country's firms were not granted an exemption. Trump imposed the tariffs in March, levying 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminium. He said they were justified by national security concerns and therefore outside the WTO's remit. India, China, Russia, ...

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First Published: Thu, May 24 2018. 00:48 IST
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