India Imposes Tariffs on U.S. Products

India has proposed additional tariffs on 30 U.S. products in retaliation to the U.S. imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from India by the Trump administration in March. The tariffs will be worth around $240 million, according to a revised World Trade Organization filing, which is equal to the amount in India’s exports of aluminum and steel to the U.S.

The additional tariffs target products such as almonds, walnuts, apples, as well as some metal and chemical products. India has also said that tariffs on large American motorcycles will also be increased, despite President Trump’s opposition.

Last month, India claimed that the proposed tariffs on U.S. imports would go in effect on June 21. They have also stated that there is a possibility of increasing the tariffs even more. "India reserves the right to adjust the specific products for which, and its right to adjust the additional rate of duty imposed on such products," the Indian government said.

Tensions have been rising between the U.S. and its biggest trading partners, the EU, Mexico, and Canada, after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on these nations’ aluminum and steel as well.

China has also given statements with plans on imposing tariffs of their own on U.S. products, stating that the U.S. has begun a trade war after the Trump administration said it would impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese products.

The latest filing submitted by New Delhi to the World Trade Organization was done on June 14, updating an initial complaint about U.S. metal tariffs that was done on May 14.

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