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Will India lower Scotch whisky duty?

The Scotch whisky industry has pressed for an early completion to talks designed to lift trade barriers with India.

The country is seen a prime target for exports but imported spirits face tariffs of 150% making them an expensive luxury.

The industry and the EU would like to see the tariffs reduced to 20%.

It is hoped a deal will be reached before India's Prime Minister meets the European Commission in February.

  • 19 Jan 2012