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Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown

The US plans to end preferential trade status for India, under a scheme which allows certain products to enter the US duty-free.President Donald Trump said India had failed to assure the US it would provide reasonable access to its markets. India said the US move would have a "minimal economic impact".The US will also end Turkey's preferential trade status, saying it no longer qualifies.It is the latest US attempt to counter what it sees as unfair trade practices. Mr Trump has pledged to reduce US trade deficits, and has repeatedly called out India for high tariffs.In a letter to Congress, the US president said India "has not assured the United States that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to the markets of India".As ...
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