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India’s Gain is Competitors’ Losses

India’s monsoon season has been abundant and has boosted hopes for bumper crops that will boost incomes and exports. This contrasts with urban areas that have been hit hard by COVID. There is also hope in New Delhi that the Biden Administration will be more generous than President Trump, including resuming GSP privileges ASAP. After all, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris has family origins on the Subcontinent. However, the U.S. fight with India over its WTO pursuit of legitimacy in large public holdings of surplus agricultural products pre-dates the Trump presidency. Moreover, U.S. agriculture will be voicing its objections to a softer approach toward India. That is because the Subcontinent has not only increased its stockpiling of...

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