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Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast
November 25, 2019
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
India: GOI Invites Comments on Fortified Foods Regulation
May 3, 2019
India has invited World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on its draft amendments related to standards, mainly for fortified processed foods, multi-grain atta....
India: QR on Pea Imports Extended Until March 31, 2019
February 14, 2019
On December 31, 2018, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) issued a trade notice extending the quantitative restrictions on all peas....
India: FSSAI Publishes Revised Standards for Varied Food Products
October 24, 2018
On August 14, 2018, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives)....
India: QR on Pea Imports Extended Until September 30
July 10, 2018
On July 2, 2018, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notification extending the quantitative restrictions (QRs) on imports of peas by another three months until September 30, 2018.
India: Government of India Increases Tariff on Certain Agricultural Imports
June 12, 2018
On May 23, the GOI’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) published notification numbers 45/2018 and 46/2018 regarding increases in the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on several imported agricultural products....
Bangladesh: Reinstating Rice Import Duty to Protect Growers
June 12, 2018
The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) announced the reinstatement of an import tariff on rice.
India: High Hops with Market Opportunities Brewing for U.S. Beer Ingredients
April 23, 2018
The India craft beer market is poised for tremendous growth though still considered niche.
Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
India: Grain and Feed Annual
March 21, 2018
After a record harvest of 98.5 million metric ton (MMT) last year, India’s MY 2018/19 (April/March) wheat production is forecast lower at 94 MMT on lower planting, still a record fourth highest crop.
India: Tariffs on Desi Chickpeas Raised
March 9, 2018
On March 1, 2018, the Ministry of Finance notified raising the basic import duty on chick peas (0713 20 00) of Desi variety (small and dark chickpeas or Black gram) from 40 percent to 60 percent....
India: India to Levy New Surcharge on Imported Goods
March 2, 2018
On February 1, 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2018/19.
India: Import Duty on Chickpeas Raised
February 12, 2018
On February 6, 2018, the Government of India (GOI) raised the import duty on chickpeas from 30 percent to 40 percent ad valorem, to curb imports as farmers are set to harvest the local crop....
India: Use of Stickers as Fortification Logo for Edible Oils
January 29, 2018
On January 19, 2018, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued direction to allow the use of stickers for stamping fortification logos....
Pakistan: Exporter Guide
January 24, 2018
Pakistan is a small but growing market for imported consumer food products and the small modern retail sector is growing slowly.
India: Import Tariff Rate Increases for Lentils and Chickpeas
December 27, 2017
The Ministry of Finance office of the Central Board of Excise and Customs announced a 30 percent tariff on the importation of chickpeas (Chana/Garbanzos/Vigna spp. and Phaseolus spp.)....
India: Compliance Timeline Extended for Modified Labeling Requirements
December 19, 2017
On December 13, 2017, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued guidelines to extend the compliance date for modified labeling requirements....
India: Food Fortification Regulations Re-Operationalized
December 11, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a notice to reoperationalize the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations....
India: Draft Standards for Varied Food Products Invites WTO Member Comments
November 29, 2017
India notified its draft amendments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) relating to standards for rice, basmati rice, chia seeds, gari (cassava product), edible cassava flour, roasted Bengal gram...
Growing Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in India
October 11, 2017
U.S. exporters who want to enter or expand in India’s market have an array of opportunities available due to the country’s growing population and increasing demand for food and agricultural goods.
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