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Trump says to end preferential trade treatment for India.

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New Delhi (US):5/3:(odiannews): U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he intends to end I preferential trade treatment under a program for India that allows $5.6 billion worth of Indian exports to enter the United States duty free. “I am providing notice of my intent to terminate the designation of India as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program,” Trump said in a letter to congressional leaders. “I am taking this step because, after intensive engagement between the United States and the Government of India, I have determined that India has not assured the United States that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to the markets of India,” Trump said.India is the largest beneficiary in the world of the GSP program and ending its participation would be the strongest punitive action against India since Trump took office in 2017. “I will continue to assess whether the Government of India is providing equitable and reasonable access to its markets, in accordance with the GSP eligibility criteria,” he said.