US-India Trade Disputes Resolved and Tariffs to Increase, Joint Agreement Reached

The US and India have agreed to end six disputes between them within the World Trade Organization following a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The US Trade Representative’s office added in a statement Thursday that India has also agreed to “remove retaliatory tariffs” on certain US products such as chickpeas, lentils and almonds.

White House Strategic Relations Coordinator John Kirby said Thursday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s talks with US President Joe Biden will define cooperation between the two countries for years to come.

Kirby noted that Modi and Biden will discuss cooperation on defense, cybersecurity, space, sustainable supply chains and climate change.

Kirby stressed the importance of India’s role in maintaining security in the Indo-Pacific region.

Modi arrived last Wednesday evening in Washington on an official visit, during which he intends to discuss bilateral relations between New Delhi and Washington, and the Indian Prime Minister is due to give a speech to the US Congress.

Source” AFP

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