US resolves of outstanding WTO poultry dispute with India

Tariffs reduced on frozen turkey, frozen duck
calendar icon 11 September 2023
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The United States on Friday announced a resolution of its World Trade Organization (WTO) poultry dispute with India, Reuters reported, citing a statement trade representative Katherine Tai.

As part of the agreement to resolve their final outstanding dispute at the WTO, India agreed to reduce tariffs on certain US products, including frozen turkey, frozen duck, fresh blueberries and cranberries, frozen blueberries and cranberries, dried blueberries and cranberries, and processed blueberries and cranberries, Tai said.

“Resolving this last outstanding WTO dispute represents an important milestone in the US-India trade relationship, while reducing tariffs on certain US products enhances crucial market access for American agricultural producers,” said Tai. “These announcements, combined with Prime Minister Modi’s State Visit in June and President Biden’s trip to New Delhi this week, underscores the strength of our bilateral partnership. I look forward to continuing to work with Minister Goyal to deliver inclusive economic opportunities for our people."

US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack issued a statement in response to the announcement.

“We welcome today’s news that India has agreed to reduce tariffs on its imports of US turkey, duck, cranberries and blueberries, creating new market opportunities for US producers and exporters in the world’s most populous nation," he said.

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