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US agriculture associations fear market loss to India's FTA partners

In June 2019, India hiked tariffs on 28 items exported by the US, including almonds, apples, walnuts

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Asit Ranjan Mishra
US agriculture associations fear adverse impact on exports of almonds, grapes and whisky to India. This is owing to the new and ongoing trade agreements between India and Australia, the UK and EU.

The associations have called for similar market access negotiations with Asia’s third-largest economy.

In submissions to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) as inputs for the upcoming National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, the Almond Board of California said the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) concluded between India and Australia will allow 34,000 tonnes of Australian almonds (into India) at 50 per cent of

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First Published: Jan 23 2023 | 10:09 PM IST

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