India: India - Requirement of a Certificate of Non-Genetically Modified and GM-Free Status for Apple Consignments - A Workaround Solution

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   IN2021-0042

Effective March 1, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) requires a certificate for Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status for all apples, all origins being imported into the country. The certificate will be issued by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, in the format prescribed by the FSSAI, as the authorized regional government authority.

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