Posted on June 22, 2020 by Sustainable Food News

Tariffs impede U.S. organic trade with major supplier

India's retaliatory tariffs restrict American organic exports, says USDA report

The United States was the biggest importer of organic products from India in 2019, with the total value estimated at $359 million, nearly double the value India ships to the European Union, the second-largest destination for its organic products.

However, a significant drop in U.S. agricultural exports to India since 2018 due to retaliatory import tariffs imposed by India have hampered trade prospects in the organic sector, according to a new report by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Products with the biggest prospects for U.S. organic exports in the short term include apples, vinegar and substitutes, pears and coffee.

Meanwhile, the FAS recommends India “as a long-term trade destination with seemingly attractive prospects characterized by its demographic dividend.”

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