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India Offer to U.S.; Coronavirus and Super Tuesday; Concrete AB

India Offer to U.S. New Delhi and Washington would both like to have a trade deal by the time President Trump visits India on 24-25 February and India is making offers. According to Reuters, India has offered to reduce its tariff on chicken legs from 100 percent to 25 percent and make other concessions on turkey, dairy, blueberries and cherries. However, the U.S. reportedly wants the duty on chicken down to 10 percent. There is still the risk that India would opportunistically ban imports of U.S. poultry whenever there is an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza or some other minor disease. An agreement also needs to be able to enforce India’s adoption of the regionalization approach to animal diseases. India’s import requ...

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