NEW DELHI: India has sought consultations with the US under the WTO's safeguard agreement against American authorities' decision to impose import duties on certain steel and aluminium products.
The consultations, however, don't fall under the World Trade Organisation's (WTO's) dispute settlement system.
The US had last month imposed high import duties on certain steel and aluminium products.
India considers this move "to be an emergency action/safeguard measures" under a provision of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Agreement on Safeguards, the WTO has said.
"As an affected member with a significant export interest to the US for the products at issue, India requests consultations with the US," it added.
On this request, according to a government official, the US has stated that the taxes imposed are not safeguard duties.