Trump de­mands In­dia re­duce Har­ley tar­iffs to ZERO

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(RT.COM), 11 JUN, 2019 - In­dia must re­duce im­port du­ties on Amer­i­can goods, mo­tor­cy­cles in par­tic­u­lar, to zero, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­manded amid es­ca­lat­ing trade ten­sions with the South Asian na­tion, stress­ing that the US will no longer get “robbed.”

Har­ley David­son mo­tor­cy­cles must be im­ported to In­dia at net value, Trump told CNBC’S Joe Ker­nen, as the leg­endary Amer­i­can mo­tor­cy­cle maker is try­ing to cap­ture one of the world’s largest mar­kets. While the bil­lion­aire pres­i­dent lauded his ef­fort over the last year ef­fort to have the im­port fees on Amer­i­can bikes slashed by half, Trump re­mains com­mit­ted to co­erc­ing In­dia into more con­ces­sions.

“You look at In­dia...100 per­cent tax on a mo­tor­cy­cle... i called him [Prime Min­is­ter Modi]. I said it’s un­ac­cept­able. He [Modi] re­duced it by 50 per­cent with one phone call,” Trump said Mon­day.

In­dian trade re­la­tions with the US have de­te­ri­o­rated as Trump con­tin­ues to dic­tate his terms of trade. Last year, Washington slapped the coun­try with 25 per­cent tar­iffs on steel and 10 per­cent levies on alu­minum, all while seeking im­port trade con­ces­sions from New Delhi.

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