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December 1, 2016
Post maintains its previous marketing year (MY) 2016/17 (Oct-Sept) forecast for Indian soybean production in at 11.5 million metric tons (MMT), derived from 11.4 million hectares.
November 30, 2016
Government of India notified Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2016 relating to vertical standards of fish and fish products to the...
November 24, 2016
FAS India recruited and supported a regional delegation of ten delegates to attend Food and Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore, 2016. The FHA Singapore, a USDA endorsed show, had a record 92 exhibitors.
November 24, 2016
The first advance planted area estimates for 2016 indicate that a normal monsoon led to a marginal increase in overall Kharif season planting area. While the area seeded under pulses increased...
November 21, 2016
Post forecasts the Indian coffee crop for marketing year (MY) 2016/17 (Oct/Sep) at 5.1 million 60-kg bags. Higher global prices for both Arabica and Robusta varieties, coupled with a smaller Indian...
November 10, 2016
Goa is a dynamic destination on India’s coastline that is a growing marketplace for food, beverage and agricultural products.
November 4, 2016
Pakistan’s shift from an importer of soybean meal to an importer of soybeans continues following adjustments to the tariff schedule two years ago.
November 2, 2016
Better yield prospects in Northern India have prompted a revision of the MY 2016/17 production estimate to 27 million 480 lb. bales while area has been revised lower to 10.5 million hectares...
November 1, 2016
The MY 2016/17 wheat production forecast is revised lower to 87 million metric tons (MMT) based on continued tight domestic market supplies.
November 1, 2016
A buyer recruited by the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Mumbai, India, for a trade mission to Gulfood 2016 in Dubai reported importing approximately U.S. $7 million in tree nuts...
October 28, 2016
India published its draft Regulation on new product approval procedures and notified them to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
October 20, 2016
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published new draft regulations relating to standards for fortified food products.
October 19, 2016
For marketing year (MY) 2016/17 (May to April), Post’s rice production estimate remains flat at 34.5 million tons due to flooding that affected Aus rice production in northern, northeastern...
October 19, 2016
Extensive rains in Kazakhstan during the wheat growing season resulted in a crop which is significantly larger than last year.
October 10, 2016
On September 23, 2016, the Ministry of Finance notified the lowering of import on wheat from 25 percent to 10 percent (ad valorem on CIF value) till March 1, 2017.
October 10, 2016
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.
October 5, 2016
Post expects that in marketing year (MY) 2016/17 Indian almond imports (shelled-basis) will reach 65,000 MT, a nine percent decrease from the MY 2015/16.
October 5, 2016
Planting of the Rabi (winter) wheat crop is expected to get underway in a few weeks. The Government has not announced a revised procurement price, but Pakistani wheat is already among the most...
October 5, 2016
Sugar production is forecast at 5.4 million metric tons, up slightly from a year ago.
October 4, 2016
India’s CY 2017 fluid milk production is estimated to increase by four percent to 160 million metric tons (MMT) assuming a normal monsoon.