President Trump says he wants reciprocal tax on IndiaStaff Writer | March 4, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump called India a "high tariff nation" and said he wanted to impose a reciprocal tax on imports from New Delhi.
America India is a very high tariff nation, says Trump
"So I want a reciprocal tax, or at least I want to charge a tax."
Trump has repeatedly called out India for its high tariffs on imported products, and since taking office his administration has taken on New Delhi by restricting H-1B visas, largely granted to Indian technology workers.
Washington is also reportedly weighing a decision of whether to remove India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a trade program for developing countries which allows Indian goods, of around billions of dollars, to enter the the U.S. duty-free.
When Trump spoke about India's high tariffs, he said that no one in Congress knew about it because "nobody knows what they’re doing in Washington." ■