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Advisory for Exports food items Dubai_21Jan2019

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UAE-India food security alliance planned

A food security alliance between the UAE and India is envisaged soon, Mariam Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, the UAE Minister of State for Food Security, said here on Thursday. Winding up her two-day visit to New Delhi, Al Mehairi said such an alliance would have strategic importance and UAE’s proximity to India made it feasible. She described it as “work in progress” following her visit which generated wide interest in India in view of the critical importance of food security for the second most populous country in the world. The […]

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Swiss companies keen on setting up operations in India

March 28th, 2019 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

The first of the information exchange between Switzerland and India on financial transactions happening in the former will happen in a year or two. Both the countries have already entered into a framework in 2018 to share the required information, said Othmar Hardegger, Consul General of Switzerland in Mumbai. In the past, we had been approached by many governments seeking information about account holders. We have been complying with all laws for information exchange as Switzerland is following a white-money strategy, he said speaking at ‘The Swiss-Indian Business Council,’ organised […]

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Record rice output to propel India’s foodgrain production to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

March 4th, 2019 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

With a record rice production of 115.6 million tonnes, the overall foodgrain production in the country is likely to be 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19. The second advance estimate of production of major crops released by the agriculture department shows wheat production is expected to touch 99.12 million tonnes, lower than the target of 102.20 million tonnes. Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com

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Increasing exports can lead to better jobs, higher wages in India: World Bank-ILO report

March 4th, 2019 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

Increasing exports can lead to better jobs and higher wages in India, including more formal sector employment for youth and women, the World Bank said in a report released Thursday. Labour market policies can help different groups of workers acquire the right skills and ensure that the gains of increased exports are shared more broadly across society, said the report jointly released by the World Bank and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com

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List of Pesticides to be tested for export of Basmati rice to EU

February 27th, 2019 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

  Now following condition is notified to be read as condition 12: 12. Pre-shipment testing of pesticide residues for export of Basmati rice to European Union from BEDF Lab, Modipurram or other NABL accredited lab would be essential for obtaining RCAC. Testing at in house lab of the exporter will be acceptable if such lab is accredited by NABL. The laboratory used by the exporter should have capability for testing residue as per the EU MRLs. The list of pesticides to be tested will be notified by APEDA from time […]

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Rice Exports to gather steam on US, West Asia demand boost

February 19th, 2019 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

Rice exports from India are set to swing in the last quarter of this year on a spate in orders after shipments slumped 14% in the last three quarters over high input costs and tepid demand from Bangladesh.  Consignments in January are better than the previous year and the trade is likely to attain levels close to the previous year, a senior commerce and industry ministry official told ET.    Exporters have seen a surge in demand from the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US this quarter. The official […]

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Gujarat, Nafed to procure groundnut jointly

The Gujarat government will conduct groundnut procurement in coordination with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (Nafed). Chief Secretary J N Singh said on Monday that there have been no differences with the central procurement agency and that the groundnut procurement will be a joint effort. Notably, Nafed Managing Director Sanjeev Kumar Chadha was in Gandhinagar on Monday to meet top government officials. Nafed has agreed to undertake procurement in coordination with State. The State’s finance department has already provided a revolving fund for the immediate requirement. […]

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Global body to audit coconut gene bank in Karnataka

The decision of the international coconut body to audit gene banks across the globe is likely to help the gene bank located in India, according to P Chowdappa, Director of the Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI). The International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia is located at CPCRI’s research centre at Kidu in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The Kidu gene bank is among the five banks set up under the Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT). The other gene banks are in Indonesia, Brazil, Ivory Coast and Papua […]

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India, Colombia oppose proposed lowering of pesticide limits by EU

India and Colombia have raised concerns at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the projected lowering of permissible limits on certain pesticides by the European Union and have argued that the measure could significantly impact trade as these substances are commonly used on a variety of crops, including soyabean and citrus fruits. The fact that the new EU regulation does not establish a transitional period for producers to adapt to the new maximum residue limits (MRLs) was also raised by the two countries, a Geneva-based trade official told BusinessLine. Precautionary […]

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