CORRECTED-Indian steel policy draws Japanese-led criticism at WTO

(Removes reference to U.S. joining criticism of Indian steel
policy in headline and second paragraph)

India’s decision to put minimum
prices on imported iron and steel and to impose emergency
“safeguard” tariffs on some steel imports drew wide criticism at
a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Goods Council on
Friday, a WTO official said.

Japan led the criticism of India, and its concerns were
echoed by Taiwan, Canada, Australia, the European Union and
South Korea. China, the world’s biggest steel producer,
commented on India’s restrictions on trade in apples but did not
join the criticism on steel, the official said.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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