India to push for exemption from US tariff hikes during trade talks
India keeps options open of joining other affected countries in WTO if it fails to secure an exemption
Ahead of the two-day trade talks between the US and India starting Monday, India is keeping its options open to join other affected countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the steel and aluminium tariff hikes imposed by the Donald Trump administration, if it fails to secure an exemption.
Assistant US trade representative Mark Limscott will be leading a delegation of trade officials to New Delhi for inter-sessional talks ahead of the annual Trade Policy Forum meeting between the two countries later this year. India will take the opportunity to push for an exemption from the tariff hikes, like the US has granted to its key allies European Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.