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.

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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