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India drags US to WTO over steel duties

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 17:16

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: India has dragged the United States to the World Trade Organisation over duties on Indian steel products, a news agency reported on Friday.

India has complained that Washington imposed duties of nearly 300 percent on Indian steel pipe imports.

A WTO website notice said, "On 12 April 2012, India requested consultations with the US under the dispute settlement system" over the duties.

As per the procedure of the World Trade Organisation, consultation is the first stage of a complaint launched in the global trade body.

The steel row is the latest in a string of commercial disagreements between the two countries at the global trade body, with India last week challenging a visa fee hike for skilled workers.

First Published: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 17:16
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