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Urge President Trump to reject trade preferences for India and put America first!

India says it is ready to participate in the global economy, yet the sub-continent nation — which benefits with $4.7 billion a year from the U.S. General System of Preferences — charges big tariffs to U.S. exporters trying to do business over there.

India charges 13.4 percent tariffs on a most favored nation basis.

The U.S., on the other hand, charges just 3.7 percent tariffs for most favored nation trading.

In addition, the U.S. grants the additional favor to India, with a $2.45 trillion Gross Domestic Product, with $4.7 billion of duty-free trading under the General System of Preferences.

That’s not reciprocity. It’s not even free trade. It’s one-sided trade.

And it does not have to continue. You know what to do! Let’s urge President Trump and Congress to remove India from the General System of Preferences and pursue a bilateral trade agreement.

Right now, the U.S. does not receive similar trade preferences in return, and it is time that India join the U.S. in pursuing shared interests on free markets, intellectual property and labor.

A bilateral trade deal with India would be preferable to the blanket approach offered by the General System of Preferences, where India is treated the same as small, undeveloped countries. India has the sixth largest economy in the world. It is time for India meet the promise of their Make In India campaign and leave the little kids trade table and join the adults in a bilateral deal with the United States.


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Dear U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and the President:

India says it is ready to participate in the global economy, yet the sub-continent nation — which benefits with $4.7 billion a year from the U.S. General System of Preferences — charges big tariffs to U.S. exporters trying to do business over there.

India charges 13.4 percent tariffs on a most favored nation basis.

The U.S., on the other hand, charges just 3.7 percent tariffs for most favored nation trading.

In addition, the U.S. grants the additional favor to India, with a $2.45 trillion Gross Domestic Product, with $4.7 billion of duty-free trading under the General System of Preferences. Brazil, with a $1.77 trillion economy, receives $2.2 billion of duty-free trading under the General System of Preferences.

That’s not reciprocity. It’s not even free trade. It’s one-sided trade.

And it does not have to continue. President Trump and Congress should remove India from the General System of Preferences and pursue a bilateral trade agreement.

Right now, the U.S. does not receive similar trade preferences in return, and it is time that India join the U.S. in pursuing shared interests on free markets, intellectual property and labor.

A bilateral trade deal with India would be preferable to the blanket approach offered by the General System of Preferences, where India is treated the same as small, undeveloped countries. India has the sixth largest economy in the world. It is time for India meet the promise of their Make In India campaign and leave the little kids trade table and join the adults in a bilateral deal with the United States.

Sincerely, YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

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Richard H. from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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Iam supporting my president on this subject
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America First
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Someone from Fredonia, NY writes:
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Dont give them any more money
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Dont give them any more money
Jan 13th, 2018
Al T. from Denton, TX writes:
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YES WE NEED TO UT AMERICA FIRST!

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