Through its phased-in tariff reductions, the agreement will raise challenges for U.S. products including wine and spirits, cotton, pulses and beans, forest products, and tree nuts.
On January 11, 2021, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that India and the United States agreed to a framework that will implement market access for a number agricultural products from both countries.
On December 14, 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its findings from the dispute panel initiated in August 2019 against India’s trade distorting sugar subsidies. The WTO report found that India’s subsidies violated its obligations under the multilateral agreement.
India's 2012 and 2016 labeling requirements for bulk food products will remain in effect until new standards and regulations take effect in November.
After July 12, 2022, USDA certification will be required to import organic products from India to the United States.
India's Ministry of Commerce has lifted import volume restrictions on select pulses.
On March 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) modified its food safety and standards related to Shea butter and Borneo tallow nut oil (or Sal nut oil).
On April 13, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified provisions for licensing and registration of fortified food products in its Food Safety and Compliance System (FOSCOS).
On April 9, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft guidance document – Standard Operating Procedures to Fix Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Pesticides.
FAS New Delhi (Post) secured confirmation from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that prunes from plums (Prunus domestica) are a processed food product (dried fruit), and as such are not subject to the non-Genetically Modified (GM) cum GM-Free status certificate requirement.
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, all origins being imported into the country.
On February 24, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a clarification of acceptable certifying authority options for compliance with its Genetically Modified...