India's 2012 and 2016 labeling requirements for bulk food products will remain in effect until new standards and regulations take effect in November.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: QR on Pea Imports Extended Until March 31, 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....
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India: QR on Pea Imports Extended Until September 30

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.
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....
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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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....
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.)....
International Agricultural Trade Report

Growing Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in India

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.
On July 31, 2017, India notified its draft regulations to the World Trade Organization (WTO) relating to cereal and cereal products and invited comments from member countries.
India notified its new standards on cereal and cereal products to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and invited WTO members to provide comments.
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a notification to invite comments from World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries...
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India: 2016 Amendment to the Legal Metrology Rules

On September 7, 2016, the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution’s Department of Legal Metrology amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
The Government of India (GOI) notified Draft Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) (Eighth Amendment) Order, 2016 to the WTO for comments on July 7...