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Jun 11, 2022
Sen. Ossoff meets with India’s ambassador to the U.S., raises objection to high pecan tariffs

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff met with India’s ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

Meeting via videoconference, Ossoff and Sandhu discussed opportunities to strengthen U.S.-India relations and issues of concern to the Indian diaspora in Georgia.

Responding to the needs of Georgia farmers, Ossoff also raised objections to India’s high tariffs on pecans, which are hurting Georgia farmers who export pecans to international markets.

Ossoff and  Sandhu agreed to work together to make improvements to the U.S.-India trade relationship.

Earlier this month, Ossoff listened to Georgia pecan farmers in Tift and Turner counties who expressed concern about India’s high pecan tariffs. Georgia produces about one-third of all American pecans.

Ossoff continues his work to support Georgia farmers and growers. Last year, Ossoff secured a commitment from the president and chair of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to help more Georgia pecan farmers sell their products around the world.

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