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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.
March 2, 2018
The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has notified an extension of the time period allowed for compliance with standards for caffeinated beverages.
March 2, 2018
India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified amended Food Safety and Standards (food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.
February 13, 2018
The modern biotech sector in Bangladesh is advancing moderately through research on several crops with support from policymakers, regulators and development partners.
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 7, 2018
On February 1, 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2018/19.
February 6, 2018
The annual AAHAR International Food and Hospitality Fair will be held March 13-17, 2018, at Pragati Maidan exhibition hall in New Delhi.
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 29, 2018
India notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its additional amendments to the Food Product Standards and Food Additives Regulations relating to inclusion of provision....
January 29, 2018
In response to large carry-over stocks at the onset of the current harvest, the Government of Pakistan has increased the volume of sugar eligible for an export subsidy from 500,000 metric tons....
January 26, 2018
MY 2017/18 raw cotton production is projected at 135,000 bales based upon favorable weather and expansion of American Upland cotton planted area.
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 26, 2018
India has invited the World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on their amendments related to health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use....
January 24, 2018
On January 2, 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a scientifically validated list of health claims for fortified foods.
January 24, 2018
On December 13, 2017, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a notice to extend the compliance timeline relating to labeling requirements....
January 24, 2018
India notified its draft amendments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) relating to standards for infant nutrition foods.
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 24, 2018
On January 1, 2018, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a notification to explain revalidation of product approval procedures.

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