United States President Donald Trump has said he struck a very fair deal with India by making it cut the tariffs on the iconic motorcycle Harley-Davidson by half in just about two minutes, but expressed displeasure over the high Indian duties on American whisky. Speaking at a White House event on the Reciprocal Trade Act, he said, "Look at motorcycles as an example. India, it was 100 per cent. I got them down to 50 per cent, just by talking for about two minutes. It's still 50 per cent vs 2.4 per cent. Again, other than that, it's a very fair deal."
Pointing out to the high tariff by India on import of wines, the US President said, "India has a very high tariff. They charge a lot of tariffs. You look at whisky... India gets 150 per cent, we get nothing." He said the Reciprocal Trade Act would give US workers a fair and level-playing field against other countries.
Alleging that many countries all over the world has taken advantage of the US, he said, "They charge us tariffs and taxes, the likes of which nobody has any understanding. They are so high and so unfair! They also have barriers where we can't go in. They have trade barriers that make it impossible for us to sell our farm products and our other products.
Whether they think we're very nice or not so smart, they've been doing it for many, many years and we want to end it. Many of these are friends, many of these are allies... but, sometimes, allies take advantage of us even more so than our non-allies."