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US election provides New Delhi narrow window for trade deal with Washington

The U.S.-India trade relationship in the Trump era has been dismal - partly because Indian trade officials have been slower than their counterparts in Europe or even China

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Indian negotiators should remember, too, that whichever way the U.S. elections go, it’s vital for India in particular to build momentum toward easing trade tensions.

Mihir S Sharma | Bloomberg
America’s elections provide a narrow window of opportunity for its trading partners. Across the world, negotiators will have seen a man from Maine given a prime spot at the Republican National Convention: Lobsterman Jason Joyce spoke about how President Donald Trump had “brokered a deal  to end European Union tariffs of 8% on Maine live lobsters and up to 20% on Maine lobster products.” It is no coincidence that, in 2016, Trump won only one of Maine’s four electoral college seats.
Trump, behind in the polls, is desperately trying to moderate the effects of his poorly considered trade war on crucial

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First Published: Aug 31 2020 | 7:06 AM IST

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