India to lift suspension on imported Vietnamese agricultural products

Monday, 2017-03-20 10:34:47
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NDO/VNA – India will lift its suspension on the import of some Vietnamese agricultural products, which was enforced on March 7.

>>> Vietnam asks India to lift suspension of import of Vietnamese goods

During a working session between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Embassy of India in Vietnam on March 16, the two sides agreed that India will resume importing Vietnamese black pepper, cassava, cinnamon, and dragon fruit.

In turn, Vietnam will adjust Decision No. 558/QD-BNN-BVTV on the suspension of imported peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), cassia spp., cacao beans (Theobroma cocao), beans (phaseolus spp.), and tamarind (Tamarindus indica) from India due to the high risk of serratus Caryedon Olivier beetle infection.

The Vietnamese sides will only return the infected batches and permit the import of non-infected products.

Previously on March 15, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) sent a diplomatic note to India requesting the country to follow international practices and lift its suspension on the import of some Vietnamese products.

The ministry also asked the Vietnamese embassy in India to forward the above diplomatic note to Indian ministries and agencies concerned.