The Methyl Bromide Phase-out Schedule

The Methyl Bromide Phase-out Schedule At the Ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Montreal in September 1997, the Parties agreed to a global phase out schedule for methyl bromide as follows: Under the Montreal Protocol, developed countries are scheduled to reduce methyl bromide consumption (Production + Imports – Exports) from a […]

Rice exporters to Govt: Get us access to China, Nigeria

Rice exporters to govt: Get us access to China, Nigeria 7th October, 2015 Faced with a sluggish trend in non-basmati rice shipments amidst stiff competition from major producers such as Thailand and Vietnam, exporters are looking for government intervention in facilitating access to large buyers such as Nigeria and China. While Nigeria, one of the […]

India seeks Germany support to lift EU import ban on 4 veggies

India seeks Germany support to lift EU import ban on 4 veggies   India today sought Germany’s support for lifting the ban imposed by EU on import of four vegetables, including brinjal and bitter gourd, from the country. Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh raised the issue during the third Inter-governmental Consultations (IGC) with the German […]

Mangoes import only through Nhava Sheva Port

  DGFT Notification–Apples import New Delhi, Dated:  14 September, 2015 The Central Government hereby amends the Import Policy Conditions of apples under Exim code 0808 10 00 of Chapter 08 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy)  where in  Import of the item ‘Apples’ covered under EXIM Code 0808 10 00 is […]

Import of Indian Cotton halted by Iran

Import of Indian Cotton halted by Iran One of the import conditions by Iran for the Indian Cotton is vaccum fumigation with Methyl bromide at dose of 128 grams/ sq. metre for 3 hours and minimum 15 C temperatures. The Plant Protection Organization of Iran have sought their visit to see the vaccum fumigation facilities […]

Cotton exports hit Thailand’s ‘no contamination’ hurdle

Cotton exports hit Thailand’s ‘no contamination’ hurdle Cotton exports to Thailand have hit a ‘no contamination’ roadblock. One of the biggest mills in Thailand had expressed interest in purchasing cotton from India and samples had been approved. However, the demand for a ‘no contamination’ certificate emerged later. According to top officials of Cotton Corporation of […]

Pest Interception in Rice exported from India

Pest Interception in Rice exported from India   Storage Insect pests finding favourable climate viz. hot & humid weather, multiply faster and most of them complete their life cycle within 21 to 25 days in such environment. Rice stacked in Gunny bags needs to be periodically got fumigated so as to kill the insect pests. […]

ISPM – 15 non-compliance

It has been brought to our notice that some of the countries have instructed their Port Custom Officers to be more vigilant for the ISPM- 15 Mark on the Wood Packaging Material (WPM). This stamp should be complete and legible and should be in approved format as reflected in the International Standard. Presently, most of […]

Rice Export to China

Export of Rice to China   APEDA and Union Department of Agriculture & Cooperation of Government of India are in the process of registration of Rice Mills. The application in prescribed form should be submitted to The Plant Protection Adviser, Dte. of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Govt. of India, Min. of Agriculture, NH-4, Faridabad-l21 […]