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On December 31, 2021, Turkey announced a revised tariff list for a number of products. According to a Presidential Decree published in the Official Gazette, the import tariffs on wheat, corn, rye, barley, oats, chickpeas, and lentils, has been eliminated through December 31, 2022.
Since March 1, 2021, the Indian government’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has required a mandatory Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status certificate status for the 24 listed crops in its order.
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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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Turkey: Turkey Eliminates Tariffs on some Pulses and Grains

Turkey announced the elimination of tariffs on some pulses and grains.
India is lowering the basic import duty on lentils (HS 0713.40.00) from 10 percent to zero percent for all origins, except for U.S.-origin lentils.
India's 2012 and 2016 labeling requirements for bulk food products will remain in effect until new standards and regulations take effect in November.
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South Africa: Dry Bean Industry

South Africa’s production and imports of dry beans have been declining over the past decade, but dry beans will continue to be a small but important niche market.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Pulses

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.
India's Ministry of Commerce has lifted import volume restrictions on select pulses.
Those seeking to take advantage of the tariff benefits stemming from the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement should ensure their products comply with rules-of-origin requirements to avoid fines and back duty assessments.
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Peru: US Pulse Exports to Peru Up Significantly in 2020

In 2020, Peru ranked as the eighth largest destination for U.S. pulses in terms of both volume and value as the COVID-19 pandemic drove domestic demand higher, boosted by consumers' focus on a healthier, more economic, and balanced diet.
FAS Islamabad, in collaboration with the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC), organized the first-ever U.S. Virtual Trade Mission (VTM) for Pakistani buyers of U.S. pulses on November 3 – 4, 2020