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April 7, 2021
Effective March 1, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) requires a certificate for Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status for all apples...
February 18, 2021
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.
January 22, 2021
South Asia, which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, accounts for 24 percent of the world’s population, with 1.84 billion people in 2019.
December 29, 2020
India’s market year (MY) 2020/21 apple and pear production are estimated at 2.3 million metric tons (MMT) and 305,000 metric tons (MT), respectively, as unfavorable weather conditions...
December 11, 2020
This biannual report, published in June and December, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
September 18, 2020
This annual report, generally published in September, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
September 15, 2020
On September 13, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry prohibited exports of all varieties of onions with immediate effect in order to curtail domestic supply shortages.
June 10, 2020
Government of Sri Lanka has notified revision of a Special Commodity Levy (SCL) under 20 Harmonized System (HS) headings; the notification is effective for 6 months, beginning May 22.
June 8, 2020
On June 2, 2020, India’s Ministry of Finance notified a decrease in the basic import duty on lentils (0713 40 00) for all origins, except the United States, from 30 to 10 percent until August 31...
April 30, 2020
Weekly Report as of April 24, 2020, of COVID-19 impact on the Indian harvest of Rabi (Winter) crops.
April 29, 2020
Government of Sri Lanka has notified revision of a Special Commodity Levy on imported fruits under 4 Harmonized System (HS) headings; the notification is effective for 2 months, beginning April 17
March 4, 2020
Although biotechnology laws (i.e., Pakistan Biosafety Rules of 2005, Seed Amendment Act 2015 and Plant Breeders Rights Act 2018, etc.) exist in Pakistan, the rules and administrative processes....
February 11, 2020
Bangladesh is a role model of acceptance and advancement of modern agricultural biotechnology.
February 11, 2020
Over the last decade, India’s political environment continues to thwart the development of agricultural biotechnology.
December 18, 2019
The Indian HRI sector continues to expand as consumers increasingly demand a greater variety of food and beverage products at hotels and restaurants.
August 30, 2019
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published its permissible list of edible truffle species that can be imported into India.
July 3, 2019
On May 14, 2019, the Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Finance (MOF) further deferred the implementation date, from May 16, 2019, to June 16, 2019, of the proposed increase....
June 17, 2019
On May 2, 2019, the Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Finance (MOF) further deferred the implementation date, from May 2, 2019, to May 16, 2019, of the proposed increase in the basic custom....
May 3, 2019
India has invited World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on its draft amendments relating to standards for squashes, crushes, fruit syrups, fruit sharbats....
April 8, 2019
On March 29, 2019, the Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Finance (MOF) further deferred the implementation date from April 1, 2019, to May 2, 2019, of the proposed increase....

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