Urad, moong imports put in restricted category

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The government on Monday put imports of urad and moong dal under the restricted category and fixed a cap for its in-bound shipments up to three lakh tonnes. The move will help in stabilising domestic prices that have fallen below the minimum support level and are hurting farmers. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), […]

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Canada opens doors to Indian banana, mango, pomegranate

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Bengaluru, August 22:   Canada has opened its markets to Indian fruits and vegetables such as banana, mango, pomegranate, custard apple and okra (bhendi). The Agricultural & Processed Foods Exports Development Authority (APEDA), in an advisory to exporters here, conveyed Canada’s decision on opening its doors to Indian vegetables and fruits, asking them to tap the […]

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India became the third-largest importer of Vietnamese pepper

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Kochi, August 22:   India became the third-largest importer of Vietnamese pepper in the January-July period, overtaking the UAE. Much of the Vietnamese export of 3,113 tonnes of pepper to Sri Lanka might have also found its way into the country, Kishor Shamji, a veteran pepper exporter told BusinessLine. In addition, 2,500 tonnes of Sri Lankan […]

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Draft Plant Quarantine(Regulation of Import into India)(Fifth amendment) Order, 2017

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The Draft Plant Quarantine(Regulation of Import into India)(Fifth amendment) Order, 2017  pertains to further liberalize provisions governing import of 11  items under Schedule VI of PQ Order, 2003 and 2 items under Schedule VII. Peas, chick peas, cow peas, Lentils, Beans, etc. could be imported from Canada by getting treated with phosphine gas @ 3 […]

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Revision in National Standards relating to Fumigation and FHAT

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Revision in National Standards relating to Fumigation and FHAT Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare have revised the National Standards mainly related to Renewal of Accreditation and fees structure. The revised Standards are as follows:- NSPM 12- Guidelines for Assessment, Audit and Accreditation of Fumigation Agencies for Undertaking Methyl Bromide […]

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India, Vietnam call truce in trade spat; Delhi pledges pest-free goods New Delhi, March 28:

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India, Vietnam call truce in trade spat; Delhi pledges pest-free goods New Delhi, March 28: India has decided to extend the hand of reconciliation to Vietnam to avoid a repetition of a recent spat which both countries banning each other’s farm products, including coffee beans and peanuts. Agriculture Ministry officials have assured their Vietnamese counterparts […]

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Indian Mangoes would now go to Australia as well

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Melbourne, April 24: Indian mangoes, including Alphonso and Kesar, could soon be exported to Australia, thanks to revised protocols that allow for imports from India as long as the produce has been irradiated. The riders According to Robert Gray from the Australian Mango Industry Association, mango imports from India this year could be of the […]

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Vietnam to halt imports of five agro-products from India – govt

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Vietnam to halt imports of five agro-products from India – govt By VnExpress   March 1, 2017 | 09:55 pm GMT+7   Tons of agricultural products from India were found having been contaminated with live insects last year. Vietnam will suspend the import of five agricultural commodities from India due to concerns over infectious insects, the Vietnamese […]

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Increase in Non-Compliance with respect to Wood Packaging Material

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Increase in Non-Compliance with respect to Wood Packaging Material               You are aware that Wood Packaging Material (WPM) used for packing the export goods, need to be treated and stamped as per International guidelines brought out as ISPM-15 (International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15) by IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention). This WPM harbours lot […]

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