Duties imposed on imported goods are called applied rates and the extent to which a country can raise those duties are termed bound rates.
On developmental considerations, there may be a few tariff peaks, which is true for almost all economies, the commerce ministry in a statement.
India-US bilateral trade increased to $74.5 billion in 2017-18 from $64.5 billion in 2016-17. India has a trade surplus with the United States, which has also raised this issue.
The ministry also said due to various initiatives resulting in enhanced purchase of US goods like oil and natural gas and coal, the US trade deficit with India has substantially reduced in 2017 and 2018.
"The reduction is estimated to be over $4 billion in 2018, with further reduction expected in future years on account of factors like the growing demand for energy and civilian aircraft in India," The statement said.
This reduction, it added, has happened in the face of a rising overall US trade deficit, including with some other major economies. (DS)