India is no more a developing country: Trump

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Delhi: US President Donald Trump has said that India and China are no longer “developing nations” and were “taking advantage” of the tag from the WTO and asserted that he will not let it happen anymore. Trump, championing his ‘America First’ policy, has been a vocal critic of India for levying “tremendously high” duties on US products and has described the country as a “tariff king”. The US and China are currently engaged in a bruising trade war after Donald Trump imposed punitive tariffs on Chinese goods and Beijing retaliated. Addressing a gathering at Pennsylvania on Tuesday, President Trump said India and China – the two economic giants from Asia – are no longer developing nations and as such they cannot taken the benefit from the WTO. However, they are taking the advantage of a developing nation tag from the WTO, putting the US to disadvantage, he said.