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India to join Norway in WTO case against US on steel, aluminium duties

In a communication to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), India said it has substantial trade interest in the sector

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The dispute settlement body in WTO has agreed to establish a panel, which will soon start the hearing. | Photo: Reuters
The dispute settlement body in WTO has agreed to establish a panel, which will soon start the hearing. | Photo: Reuters

has expressed its willingness join the dispute consultation requested by as third party against the US decision to impose high customs duties on certain and products.

In a communication to the (WTO), said it has substantial trade interest in the sector.

In May, has already dragged the US to the World Trade Organisations dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of these import duties.

"India hereby notifies its desire to join the consultations requested by the ..with respect to certain measures imposed by the US to adjust imports of and into the US...and exempting certain selected members from the measures," the said.

An said that to understand the developments on the issue, India is joining the dispute cases on the subject as a third party member.

India has also stated that it is a significant exporter of and products to the US.

In 2017, India was the 10th largest exporter of steel to as per the data published by the

"As a result of this substantial trade interest, India respectfully requests that it be permitted to join the consultations in this dispute," it said.

Trump has imposed 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium.

India's exports of steel and to stood at about USD 1.5 billion every year.

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First Published: Fri, June 29 2018. 02:58 IST
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