President Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday expressed his discontent with India’s tariffs on U.S. goods.
“India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!” he said.
India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2019
U.S.-India trade relations are valued at over $142 billion and India makes away with the better deal, netting around $54 billion, while the U.S. only made around $33 billion. India reportedly imposes tariffs as high as 150% on some U.S. goods, according to a CNN Business report.
Trump chastised India on a similar claim in 2017 when he said they taxed Harley Davidson Motorcycles at a 100% tariff rate.
“They told me — without even complaining because they have been mistreated for so long that they have become used to it — that it is very hard to do business with other countries because they tax our goods at such a high rate,” Trump said. “They said that in one case another country taxed their motorcycles at 100%,” the Journal Sentinel reports.
India hit back on June 16 when they raised tariffs on 28 U.S. products that are commonly exported, according to Reuters.
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