Trump demands India reduce Harley tariffs to ZERO
(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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