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India meets criteria to reclaim US trade concessions

Reuters | Published: September 20, 2019 10:59:44 | Updated: September 20, 2019 12:10:54


India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, February 26, 2019. Reuters/Files

India meets the criteria for trade concessions that the United States eliminated in June, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Thursday.

The United States removed India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme that allowed duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its annual exports to the United States, citing lack of reciprocal market access.

Washington should take a call on reinstating trade concessions under the GSP, Gokhale told a news conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump later this month in the United States.

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