Washington: US President Donald Trump says India’s tariffs on 28 products are not acceptable. Trump’s response came just before he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit. Trump said India’s tariffs on US products were not acceptable and should be withdrawn.
There has been considerable tension between India and the US following Trump’s announcement that he would end his priority trade with India. Earlier this month, the Modi government retaliated by imposing tariffs on 28 US products.
Trump arrived in Japan at the G20 summit and tweeted Thursday that he would meet Prime Minister Modi. “India has been imposing very high tariffs on the US for many years. Recently they have increased again. This is not acceptable. The tariff should be revoked. I would, therefore, like to discuss this issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ” This was Trump’s tweet.During his visit to India on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also spoke in a similar manner to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar saying the country needs better trade access. This was ahead of the Modi-Donald Trump meeting at the G20 summit. In addition to the summit talks, the two leaders are expected to hold a bilateral meeting at the Osaka summit on Friday. President Trump is likely to bring up the controversial issue of tariffs imposed on American products.