US seeks cut in import duty on Harley Davidson, alcohol
NEW DELHI: The US on Thursday demanded that India cut import duty on a host of items, including cult motorbike Harley Davidson and alcohol, as it seeks to have a bigger pie of the fast expanding market here. US assistant secretary for commerce David Bohigian met government officials, including secretary in the department of industrial policy and promotion Ajay Shankar in this regard. “India imposes 10% higher tariff than other countries,” Mr. Bohigian said, adding that he was expecting a breakthrough soon on the US demand for reduction in import duty. Besides seeking reduction in tariff, the delegation from the US commerce department is believed to have made a strong pitch for the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing. Public sector Air India is on a huge expansion drive, requiring a new fleet of 110 aircraft in the next three to five years.