Govt delays levying retaliatory tariff again on US goods, new tariff to be applicable from 1 April

The new tariff structure was to come into force from 2 March.

Reuters February 27, 2019 07:22:37 IST
Govt delays levying retaliatory tariff again on US goods, new tariff to be applicable from 1 April
  • The new tariff structure was to come into force from 2 March.

  • The government decided in June to raise the import tax from 4 August on some US products including almonds, walnuts and apples

  • The government has repeatedly delayed the implementation of the new tariff

New Delhi: India has once again delayed implementation of higher tariffs on some goods imported from the United States to 1 April, according to a government order issued on Tuesday.

Govt delays levying retaliatory tariff again on US goods new tariff to be applicable from 1 April

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The new tariff structure was to come into force from 2 March.

Angered by Washington’s refusal to exempt it from new steel and aluminium tariffs, New Delhi decided in June to raise the import tax from 4 August on some US products including almonds, walnuts and apples.

But since then, New Delhi has repeatedly delayed the implementation of the new tariff.

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