New Delhi: The global trade war deepened on Thursday when China warned that the interests of US Workers and  farmers will be hurt by Washington’s intent to impose higher tariffs on some imported products.

India raised  tariffs on a slew of items in retaliation for the Us for imposing  higher levies on few products shipped from the country, after steps taken by China, the European Union and other trading partners . Import duties on chickpeas and Bengal gram has been increased to 60%, where that on lentils has been hiked to 30%.

Products like apple, pears, flat roll products of stainless steel ,other alloy steel, tube and pipe fittings and screw and volts have increased higher duties.

An official from the Ministry Of Steel gave a statement that the duties were being raise to show displeasure on the U.S action.  Some of the new rates will take effect immediately while some will be brought  to effect from Aug 4.

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