Clarification on certification of In-transit fumigation for the import of Yellow Maize (Non-GMO) by Methyl Bromide under Plant Quarantine Order, 2003

  The condition of Fumigation with Methyl bromide (MBr) at point of loading/exporting country can be relaxed by Officer-in charge of any Plant Quarantine Station for the countries who have officially declared the phase out of use of Methyl bromide in their country, after realizing five times fee of normal inspection fee. The fumigation with […]


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 […]

Resumption of Groundnut import from India by Vietnam

Resumption of Groundnut import from India by Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development of Vietnam has issued the Decision No. 118/QD-BNN-BVTV dated 18th January, 2016 to resume import of groundnuts from India into Vietnam. Plant protection department would issue Import Permits w.e.f. 18th January, 2016 to the Importers. They should send a copy to […]

Saudi Arabia lifted temporary ban on green chillies

Saudi Arabia lifted temporary ban on green chillies   Saudi Arabia has lifted the temporary ban for import of green chillies of all kind from India w.e.f. 07.01.2016. This temporary ban was imposed on 30-5-2014 on due to evidence of pesticide remnant contamination in green pepper shipment from India. This is due to APEDA’s efforts […]

Import of Maize into India

Some of the agri-commoditiy Traders are planning to import Maize into India for Consumption purpose. The import of plants and plant material are regulated under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003 (PQ Order, 2003) issued under the DIP Act, 1914. A brief appraisal of the phytosanitary requirement is given hereunder: Import Permit […]

Export of Indian Grapes to Canada for a trial period

Export of Indian Grapes to Canada for a trial period   Canadian Food Inspection Agency(CFIA) has agreed to receive Indian Grapes for a trial period during which CFIA will inspect upto 100% of the consignment entering Canada to verify the folllowing compliance:- Vineyards and Packhouses must be registered. Traceability must be maintained. Pest freedom must […]

EUROPHYT Notification procedure by EU Countries

EUROPHYT Notification procedure Commission Directive 94/3/EC forms the basic protocol for the EUROPHYT notification process implemented by the EU Member States, Switzerland and the European Commission. EUROPHYT is used for the three major types of notifications: Interceptions of consignments of plants or plant products or other objects imported from non-EU countries due to: presence of […]

E xport of rice of seed quality has been moved from ‘Free’ to ’Restricted’ category .

Subject:-Export Policy of rice. In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the CentralGovernment hereby makes the following amendment, with immediate effect, in Chapter 10 of Schedule 2 ofITC(HS) Classification […]