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$650-mn exports of California almond growers hurt due to Indo-US trade tiff


A top US Senator has slammed President Donald Trump for "damaging" trade ties with India, saying his actions are hurting California almond growers who export more than $650 million worth of nuts to the country every year.


California Senator Dianne Feinstein's criticism of the US President came days after India announced a hike in customs duties on as many as 28 US products, including almond, pulses and walnut, in response to higher tariffs imposed by Washington on Indian products like steel and aluminium.


"India just placed a 75 per cent tariff on almonds in response to President Trump's trade war. His actions are hurting Californians.


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