On May 2, 2022, the Ministry of Consumer, Food and Public Distribution, through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade announced approval for the importation of an additional 550,000 metric tons (MT) of soybean meal (including GE derived).
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India: Oilseeds and Products Annual

India’s oilseeds production in marketing year (MY) 2022/23 (October-September) is expected to extend its momentum and reach 42.1 million metric tons (MMT), a one percent increase over the MY 2021/22 crop. Both rising animal feed demand and the anticipated growth in oilseed supply will further increase oil meal production by two percent to 20.7 million metric tons.
On December 23, 2021, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, through the Department of Food and Public Distribution, issued the “Soya Meal Stock Control Order, 2021.”
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India: Oilseeds and Products Update

India’s soybean production estimate for marketing year (2020/2021 is revised upward to 11.8 million metric tons on account of higher acreage and better than expected yields.
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: Oilseeds and Products Update

India’s soybean production estimate for marketing year (MY) 2021/22 (October-September) is lowered to 10.8 million metric tons (MMT) on account of delayed and erratic rainfall.
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.
Post’s sources inform that the Indian government is allowing for the import of up to 1.5 million metric tons (MMT) of foreign-origin soybean meal (including that derived from GE-soybeans) at a 16.5 percent basic customs duty.
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India: Oilseeds and Products Update

Assuming normal weather conditions through harvest (February through March), India is expected to produce an estimated 8.2 million metric tons of rapeseed and mustard...
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India: Oilseeds and Products Update

FAS New Delhi's soybean production forecast for marketing year (MY) 2020/2021 (October-September) remains unchanged at 10 million metric tons (MMT), but on 12 million hectares against previous...
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India: Oilseeds and Products Annual

Assuming a normal 2020 monsoon season (June-September) and favorable weather conditions, India’s total oilseed production in Marketing Year (MY) 2020/21 (October-September) is forecast to rise...