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Ahead of meeting with Modi, Trump asks India to withdraw high duties

Washington is also upset with New Delhi's plans to restrict cross-border data flows

Neha Dasgupta | Reuters  |  New Delhi 

US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded India withdraw retaliatory tariffs imposed by New Delhi this month, calling the duties “unacceptable” in a stern message that signals trade ties between the two countries are fast deteriorating. India slapped higher duties on 28 US products after the United States withdrew tariff-free entry for certain Indian goods. Washington is also upset with New Delhi’s plans to restrict cross-border data flows and impose stricter rules on e-commerce that hurt US firms operating in India. “I look forward to ...

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First Published: Fri, June 28 2019. 01:38 IST
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