Trump accuses India of imposing tariffs on American products

President Donald Trump said India has long had a 'field day' imposing tariffs on American products, which is 'no longer acceptable' to the U.S.

Trump's terse comment came days after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28 where the two leaders aired their concerns over the bilateral trade disputes and agreed for a meeting of their commerce ministers to sort out the issues.

"India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!" Trump tweeted.

President Trump, championing his 'America First' policy has been a vocal critic of India for levying 'tremendously high' duties on U.S products, has described the country as a 'tariff king'.

Though trade is an important part of the booming bilateral relationship, a row over market access and tariffs has escalated in recent months, leading to fears of a protracted dispute.

India has raised tariffs on 28 items, including almond, pulses and walnut, exported from the U.S in retaliation to America's withdrawal of preferential access for Indian products.

Trump has also criticised India's high import tariff on the iconic Harley Davidson motorcycles as 'unacceptable'.

(with news agency inputs)