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For the sixth time, India has delayed a 25% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples.

The most recent date for implementation, March 2, has been pushed back to April 1, according to India’s government.
The threatened tariff is related to U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum from India.

First scheduled to take effect in June last year, the 25% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples has been repeatedly postponed.

While any delay in the tariff is welcomed by the U.S. apple industry, leaders have previously said the uncertainty about long-term trade opportunities in India isn’t positive. 

In November 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported U.S. fresh apple exports of $1.1 million to India, down from $4.8 million in November 2017.