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Freeway for Harleys? India floats tariff cut for iconic US motorcycle on heels of Trump visit & possible trade deal


While New Delhi previously slapped a 100 percent tariff on Harleys as part of an ongoing trade spat with Washington, they were cut by half last year.


We will reduce the duty on the bikes above 1,600 cc to a single digit,” an official familiar with the proposal told the Economic Times, though they did not provide any further details about where the levies would ultimately land.


That could still mean a significant drop in trade duties, with India importing $20.6 million in bikes 800cc and above between April and December of last year, according to the Economic Times.


Also on rt.comCity to host Trump during India visit denies 6-ft WALL is built to ‘hide slums,’ but says height will be reduced With President Trump slated to visit India on February 24 and stay overnight, officials in the city of Ahmedabad – located in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat – are making big preparations.


Tens of thousands of people are expected to line a 22-kilometer stretch of road to greet the president, in what the city’s mayor said could be the longest “roadshow” ever put on for a visiting head of state.


Trump and Modi will address an expected crowd of 100,000 people at a newly christened cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which will become the world’s largest facility of its type once opened.






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