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US President Donald Trump, right, and PM Narendra Modi at the Oval Office of the White House | File photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg

India was not in Trump’s hit list of countries over trade but still had tariffs imposed

India’s trade surplus with US was minor compared to China, Japan and Mexico. But Trump slapped steel, aluminium tariffs & withdrew GSP benefits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump during the ‘Howdy! Modi’ event in Texas last year | Photo: Scott Dalton | Bloomberg

Modi and Trump to unveil long-pending trade deal at bilateral meeting in New York today

The ‘limited’ trade package was given final shape when Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal met US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in New York Monday.
Narendra Modi with Donald Trump | ThePrint.in

India, US looking to ease trade tensions ahead of Modi-Trump meet

Easing of trade tensions will help India boost exports and cushion an economic slowdown caused by a collapse in domestic consumption.

US lawmakers urge Trump to reinstate GSP eligibility for India

Data shows that loss of India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the GSP cost American companies about USD 30 million in July.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trade benefits with US gone, Modi govt now plans to offer a ‘better’ package to Trump

India watchers not optimistic that new offer, of better market access to US agriculture and dairy products, will cut much ice with Trump administration.
US President Donald Trump

India is annoyed as Trump yanks its status as developing nation

The Trump administration decided to hold off on the announcement until after India’s elections to avoid hurting Modi politically.
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Trump strips India of preferential trade status, gives Jaishankar his first challenge

The Donald Trump administration removed India's designation on the grounds that it had not assured US of providing "equitable and reasonable access" to its markets.
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US extends duty benefits on Indian exports until next govt is formed

US has agreed to extend GSP benefits ‘long enough for India to revert after elections’, a move that comes after some ‘adroit diplomacy’ by New Delhi.
India gets GSP benefits worth $5.6 billion out of the $46 billion worth of goods it exports to the US. | Shutterstock

Threat of trade war with US looming, India to send delegation to Washington

Delegation will attempt to convince the US to extend its GSP programme, through which Delhi gets over $5 billion in zero or reduced tariffs.
Donald Trump with Narendra Modi

Will Trump’s tariffs on India hurt? Here’s a golden clue

Since general American tariffs are fairly low now, India can afford to ignore the threat to its $5.6 billion of US exports.

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Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has been hit by coronavirus

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.


A road bridge built by India between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks on 14 July at Chushul

The talks will focus mainly on the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said the Indian Army officials.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.