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Donald Trump indirectly asks India to knock down trade barriers, taxes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Feb 2020 7:59 AM GMT

Ahmedabad: US President Donald Trump on Monday subtly asked India to remove trade barriers, eliminate red-tape and taxes to boost trade with his country while saying commerce between the two nations has increased by more than 40 percent since he came to power.

Trump, who is on a two-day visit to India, has already indicated that no trade deal of significance would be signed during the visit. The President during his presidential campaign days was one of the critics of offshoring to India by US infotech firms which he felt was creating job losses in the US.

“A booming America is a great thing for India and it’s great for the world and that’s why we are so happy to announce that we have had the greatest economy ever in the history of the United States of America and we have proved that the best way to attract jobs and opportunity is to reduce burdens on business, knock down barriers to new investment and eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy, red-tape regulation, and taxes. Prime Minister Modi has already made significant reforms...the world looks forward to evening more rapid improvement in India’s business climate”, the President said while accepting a grand welcome at the Motera Cricket Stadium here.

“Prime Minister Modi has already made significant reforms in your country as you very well know, he has done it at a record pace,” Trump said. (IANS)

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