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Fri May 31, 2019, 09:24 PM

Suspension of preferential trade status for India under GSP is 'done deal': Trump

Source: Business Today

The Trump administration has said it is not going back on its decision to terminate India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme, terming the suspension a "done deal".

The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries.

On March 4, President Donald Trump announced that the US intended to terminate India's designation as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP programme.

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Under the GSP programme, nearly 2,000 products including auto components and textile materials can enter the US duty-free if the beneficiary developing countries meet the eligibility criteria established by Congress.

Read more: https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/suspension-of-preferential-trade-status-for-india-under-gsp-is-done-deal-trump/story/352427.html



Are we going to have a trade war with India, too?

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Reply Suspension of preferential trade status for India under GSP is 'done deal': Trump (Original post)
Ramsey Barner May 2019 OP
sakabatou May 2019 #1
displacedtexan May 2019 #3
htuttle May 2019 #2
DBoon Jun 2019 #7
Jedi Guy Jun 2019 #10
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #4
KY_EnviroGuy May 2019 #5
mbusby Jun 2019 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #9
sandensea Jun 2019 #6
OnlinePoker Jun 2019 #11
Iterate Jun 2019 #12

Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:25 PM

1. If we are

It's going to take YEARS if not decades for us to heal.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:44 PM

3. This could destroy Dharma Trading Co in San Rafael & Petaluma.

They have a really solid business based on clothing blanks, dyes, and yarns. And that's just one business I can think of that will probably be collateral damage in today's Trump tantrum fantasy wars.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:33 PM

2. i'm sure Trump has no idea how much really important shit Indian workers do for the US

Things like analyzing X-Rays in the middle of the night, coding tens of millions of medical forms, computer programming and a whole pile of technical services -- just off the top of my head.

Complain as you might about the accent of a tech support person on the phone, but if they weren't there, there probably wouldn't be anyone to answer the phone nowadays. Or they'd be a (worse) idiot.


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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 12:38 AM

7. "a (worse) idiot"

an American who loves Trump

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:58 AM

10. I fucking hate the people who complain about accents on the phone.

An accent is not an indication of citizenship! It may give you a clue as to national/regional origin, but that's it. Years back I worked with a guy from Niger named Kennedy. He was legit one of the nicest, kindest people I've ever had the pleasure to know, and he taught me a lot about Niger in particular and Africa in general. He had an accent, and customers complained about it with depressing regularity, and it really hurt him. I told him to just transfer those calls to me if it happened while I was there.

If I'm unable to understand someone because of an accent, I politely ask if there's someone else I can speak with. There's no need to be a jackass about it, but people do it all the damn time.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:23 PM

4. Okay,America's largest Farm

equipment Company imports most of it's smaller and medium sized tractors from India. As well as many of it's Implements.

Get ready Waterloo,the layoffs are a coming.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:28 PM

5. I've read the majority of generic drugs are made in India.

I wonder if those are now exempted and if so, would the exemption now be voided?......

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Response to mbusby (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 01:17 AM

9. Yes, I read that a while back. Thanks for the reminder and link.

Very disturbing read for me and I hope our Democratic leaders in Congress will eventually address this serious problem.

Another consequence of elections and Republican deregulation and budget cuts. It will only get worse during tRump's time.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 12:26 AM

6. You better believe it

Plus, next thing you know he'll be doing bad Ben Jabituya impressions.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:54 AM

11. Who is pulling the strings on Trump's trade policies?

I find it highly unlikely that it's all coming from Trump. Who benefits the most from the U.S. being at odds with its major trading partners? Just Putin that out there.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 01:51 PM

12. Yet another item on Putin's checklist.

I don't think people realize how much Russia coveted influence over India, even back to the days of Stalin.

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