India makes US threat


NATION TO LODGE WTO TRADE DISPUTE OVER TARIFF CUTS INDIA would lodge a trade dispute against the United States at the World Trade Organisation if Washington does not grant it exemptions from higher tariffs on steel and aluminium, three gov­ernment officials involved in trade talks said. India recently requested exemptions, arguing that its exports of these products to the US did not create a security concern for a country with whom it has a strategic partnership that goes beyond trade. Three senior officials, who did not want to be named, said New Delhi would file a case citing dis­crimination with…

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