India launches WTO trade dispute against US over Trump metal tariffs

The Indian government has launched a disputes proceeding at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), protesting the United States’ imposition of duties of 25% on imports of India-made steel and 10% duties on aluminium products.

New Delhi argues that the tariffs, imposed on March 23 by the Trump administration to protect and expand American aluminium and steel production, break the WTO's general agreement on tariffs and trade (Gatt) and its agreement on safeguards. Formal talks will now be staged between the Indian and American governments, and if these do not resolve the dispute within 60 days, New Delhi could request that a WTO disputes panel be formed to adjudicate. It could order the US to remove the duties,...


INS - Keith Nuthall

May 24, 2018

16:40 GMT