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Peru: Pulses Situation Update

For calendar year (CY) 2022, Post forecasts pulses area harvested will increase by 3 percent and production will total 295,000 metric tons (MT) as a response to high international prices and shorter supply. Post estimates CY 2022 pulse imports to decrease to 40,000 MT due to higher domestic production, higher pulse prices, existing stocks, higher freight costs, and a strong U.S. dollar.
Throughout mid 2021 to early 2022, FAS Lima conducted twelve activities under the "Eat More Pulses" campaign to promote consumption of pulses nationwide. The goal of the campaign is to expand the Peruvian market for pulses.
Through its phased-in tariff reductions, the agreement will raise challenges for U.S. products including wine and spirits, cotton, pulses and beans, forest products, and tree nuts.
On March 29, 2022, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry MOCI) issued Notification No. 63/2015-2020. This notification extends the unrestricted (free) import policy for pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan) and urad/black gram lentils (Vigna mungo) to March 31, 2023 (favorable treatment had been set to expire on March 31, 2022).
On February 12, 2022, India’s Ministry of Finance notified that it is removing the 10 percent Agriculture Infrastructure Development Cess/tax (AIDC) on imports of lentils (HS 0713 40 00) with effect from February 13, 2022, through September 30, 2022.
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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China: Pulses - Kidney Beans and Dried Peas

China’s marketing year (MY) 2021/2022 (September – August) kidney bean production is estimated at 250,000 metric tons (MT), down 15 percent on lower area harvested.
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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.