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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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.
On March 27, 2020, the government of Morocco suspended customs duties on durum wheat, lentils, chickpeas, beans and dry common beans.
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Libya: Exporter Guide

Libya poses unique opportunities and challenges for U.S. agricultural exports.
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Pulses

This is one in a series of reports providing concise overviews of how the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, affects certain product groups.
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Pakistan: Exporter Guide

Pakistan is a growing consumer market as new hotels, restaurants, and retail food sectors continue to open. Rapid urbanization and a young population are combining to shift traditional consumption....