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India: Monsoon Ends with Record Rains in September

Excess rains in September helped offset delayed, erratic monsoon rains of the previous months. The monsoon came to an end with an extended withdrawal in early October.
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India: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted India’s hospitality sector, which is expected take another year to reach pre-COVID conditions and sales.
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India: India Raises Basic Import Duty on US-Origin Lentils

On September 17, 2021, India’s Ministry of Finance issued Notification No. 44/2021-Customs. The basic import duty on U.S.-origin lentils is increased from 10 percent to 20 percent.
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India: India's Poultry Market - A Snapshot of 2020-21

The past two years have been challenging for India’s poultry sector. With rumors running rampant linking poultry consumption to contagion with the COVID-19 virus, demand for poultry has been affected, dragging down prices. As consumer confidence with...
On August 27, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its website the proposal to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Amendment Regulations (2018), to introduce claims made on additional categories of edible vegetable oil.
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India: India's FSSAI Proposes New Regulations for Vegan Foods

On September 8, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published draft regulations for packaged vegan food products.
On September 2, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) First Amendment Regulations (2021).
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued on September 6, 2021, Notification No. Stds/SP-05/T(Nutraceuticals-02).
On September 3, 2021, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), issued Notification No. 23/2015-2020 pertaining to the “Inclusion of Ports of Import in Continuation to Notification No. 20/2015-20 (August 24, 2021).”
On September 13, 2021, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), published Notification No. 25/2015-2020, clarifying that it is authorizing the import of consignments of soybean meal and soy cake derived from genetically engineered (GE) soybeans with a bill of lading or lorry (truck) receipt date issued on or before October 31, 2021.
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India: Organic Industry Market Report - 2021

India’s organic agricultural, food, and retail sectors are going strong despite the COVID-19 pandemic in market year (MY) 2020/2021 (April-March).
On August 24, 2021, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry published a directive in the Gazette of India Extraordinary that will officially permit India to import 1.2 million metric tons (MMT) of soybean meal and soy cake derived from genetically engineered (GE) soybeans through October 31, 2021.