Sen. Ossoff meets with India’s Ambassador to the U.S., raises objection to high pecan tariffs

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff met with India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

Meeting via video conference, Sen. Ossoff and Amb. 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, Sen. Ossoff also raised objections to India’s high tariffs on pecans, which are hurting Georgia farmers who export pecans to international markets.

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

Earlier this month, Sen. 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.

Sen. Ossoff continues his work to support Georgia farmers and growers. Last year, Sen. 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.

The National Pecan Federation has been working on the issue of Indian pecan tariffs for years. Earlier this year, pecan growers from across the country attended a “Walk the Hill” event where they met with members of Congress about these tariffs and other issues. Learn more about this effort here.