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Government of India

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

Plant Protection II Section

 

PRESS BRIEF/RELEASE

 

VIETNAM LIFTS BAN ON IMPORT OF INDIAN GROUNDNUT- MAJOR STEP

FORWARD IN SECURING MARKET ACCESS

 

Vietnam has formally lifted the ban on import of Indian Groundnut, thereby providing market access after nine months. The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD) have formally communicated the decision to the Indian Govemment stating that Plant Protection Department of Vietnam (PPD) will issue import permits for groundnuts from January l8th, 2016.

 

The lifting of ban has come in the wake of visit of Vietnam delegation to India in December 2015. The delegation was satisfied after seeing fumigation facilities, export procedures and export certification systems for export of groundnut exports from India, as per the Standard Operating Procedure developed by Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage, Faridabad

 

Background

 

Vietnam had temporarily suspended import of groundnuts from India w.e.f. 6th April, 2015 due to interceptions of quarantine pests living Caryedon serratus and Trogodrma granarium intercepted in consignments of groundnuts exported since January,2015.

 

In order to resolve this problem, DAC&FW forwarded technical information for finalizing the Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) of the groundnut bruchid (Caryedon serratus Olivier), detailed report on investigation and remedial measures taken alongwith Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and action taken in the matter to Vietnam.

Sd/-(Utpal Kumar Singh)

Joint secretary to the Government of India

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D/o Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare F.No.I8-60/2004-PPII-dated 28.01.2016

 

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