- EU has also decided to charge higher import duties on several US products
- Indian complained to World Trade Organisation about US duties last month
- Some of the new rates will take effect immediately, others from August 4
The move came a day after the EU's decision to charge higher import duties on a range of US products.
In tariff rates issued late on Wednesday, the commerce ministry named some varieties of apples, almonds, chickpeas, lentils, walnuts and artemia that would carry higher import taxes. Most of these are purchased from the United States.
India also raised duties on some grades of iron and steel products. Last month, India launched a complaint at the World Trade Organisation against the United States over the steel and aluminum duties after it failed to win an exemption.
A list of products to the WTO that it said could incur higher tariffs was also given.
Rising trade tensions between the United States and some major economies have threatened to derail global growth.
China on Thursday warned that the interests of US workers and farmers will be hurt by Washington's intent to impose higher tariffs on some imported products.
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