Just days after President Trump shared his decision to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, Turkey announced that it will also be imposing retaliatory tariffs of up to 140%.

On Wednesday, the Turkish Official Gazette published the decree of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which raised tariffs on a wide range of U.S. goods, including cars, rice, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, cosmetics, and coal. In the case of rice, the rate is 50% of its value, 140% for alcoholic beverages, and 120% for automobiles. Overall, the duties will amount to $533 million.

After getting the designation of Major Defense Partner in 2016, India’s elevation to Strategic Trade Authorization Tier 1 by the U.S. gives it a wider access to U.S. high tech and military products without individual export licenses. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made this announcement during the Indo-Pacific Business Forum on July 30, 2018.

Already having a presence in the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Australia Group, and the Missile Technology Control Regime, India’s entry into STA 1 is a strategic step taken to create a niche in the competitive defense sector for India.

India’s upgrade to STA 1 – the first among Southeast Asia – would provide easier import of high-grade dual-use technology products by the Indian defense industry. U.S. companies will also be able to cater to the growing needs of Indian high technology and military customers.