Donald Trump criticises India for high import duty on Harley-Davidson

Feb 15, 2018, 08:08 IST | Agencies

President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticised India for high import duty on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles and threatened to increase the import tariff on "thousands and thousands" of Indian motorcycles to the US

A Harley-Davidson is parked along with other motorcycles during the annual Festa Confederada, that took place at Santa Barbara d’Oeste, Brazil, on April 24, 2016. Pic/Getty Images
A Harley-Davidson is parked along with other motorcycles during the annual Festa Confederada, that took place at Santa Barbara d’Oeste, Brazil, on April 24, 2016. Pic/Getty Images

President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticised India for high import duty on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles and threatened to increase the import tariff on "thousands and thousands" of Indian motorcycles to the US.

During a discussion with members of the Congress on the steel industry, Trump said the recent decision of the Indian government to reduce the tariff from 75 per cent to 50 per cent was not enough and asked that it should be reciprocal, as the US imposes "zero tax" on the import of motorcycles.

"We have so many countries where we made a product, they make a product, they pay a tremendous, we pay a tremendous tax to get into their countries, motorcycles, Harley Davidson, it goes into a certain country. I won't mention the fact that it happens to be India, in this case," the US president said.

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