India requested on Wednesday World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute consultations with the United States over President Trump Donald John TrumpCNN's Zucker: Trump 'secretly watching CNN' all day and night GOP candidate behind 'Deportation Bus' loses in gubernatorial bid Penn to Hewitt: Mueller probe born out of ‘hysteria’ MORE’s decision to impose steep duties on imported steel and aluminum.
The South Asian nation said it plans to impose additional duties on U.S. goods totaling $165.56 million, which they argue is the amount of trade affected by the duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
The additional tariffs will be imposed on 20 tariff lines, which include chickpeas, cashews, walnuts and wheat, and are expected to be implemented before June 21 as long as the United States continues the steel and aluminum duties.
India said that the United States had so far declined India's request for consultations on the metals tariffs.
Trump imposed the tariffs on all imports of steel and aluminum over national security concerns.