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April 23, 2018
The India craft beer market is poised for tremendous growth though still considered niche.
April 20, 2018
FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstani wheat production in MY 2018/2019 at 14 million metric tons (MMT), 0.8 MMT less than in MY 2017/2018, as wheat sown area is expected to fall, reducing harvested area.
April 10, 2018
On April 1, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its temperature outlook for April to June 2018.
April 6, 2018
MY 2018/19 (May-April) total rice area and production levels are forecast to increase to 11.7 million hectares (HA) and 34.7 million metric tons (MMT), due to a recovery....
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....
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.
March 20, 2018
The Government of Pakistan has authorized an export subsidy of up to $159 per metric ton to facilitate exports of up to 2 million metric tons of wheat.
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....
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.
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....
February 12, 2018
FAS/Astana’s wheat production estimate for Kazakhstan remains unchanged at 13.5 MMT in MY 2017/2018 (Oct/Sep), and the new forecast for MY2018/19 is down to 13.4 MMT due to a slightly smaller area....
February 6, 2018
MY 2017/18 (May-April) rice production is forecast down slightly to 32.65 million metric tons on lower Aman variety production caused by unexpected rain during the grain maturing stage.
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....
January 26, 2018
For marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (May to April), Post’s estimates for total rice area and production is lowered to 11.3 million hectares and 33.1 million tons (MMT) due to heavy and prolonged rain....
January 24, 2018
Pakistan is a small but growing market for imported consumer food products and the small modern retail sector is growing slowly.
January 3, 2018
Pakistan’s MY 2017/18 wheat crop is now estimated at 26.5 million metric tons (MMT), the highest ever.
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.)....
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....
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....
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...

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