India to export mangoes, pomegranates to the US starting this month

India is all set to export mangoes to the US this month following a gap of two a long time and start out shipping pomegranates as effectively following the two sides arrived at an arrangement on the pre-clearance inspection and irradiation method and operational perform system for export of the fruits. This follows a decision taken at the India-US Trade Policy Discussion board on raising marketplace access for agriculture items in November 2021.

On its part, Washington will start out exporting alfalfa hay and cherries to India, starting up April 2022, according to the Commerce & Marketplace Ministry.

“Exports of mangoes to the US from India did not take position in the past two a long time as inspectors from the country could not visit to examine the irradiation method for the mangoes. India has considering that then been in talks with the US to find a resolution. With the arrangement on transfer of the preclearance programme and regulatory oversight of irradiation for mangoes and pomegranate to Indian authorities in position, exports will now be probable,” an official advised BusinessLine.

The Section of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare and the US Section of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a framework arrangement for employing the 2 vs 2 agri marketplace access problems, a release issued by the Commerce & Marketplace Ministry stated. This arrangement addresses all marketplace access problems getting faced by mangoes and pomegranate from the Indian facet and cherries and alfalfa hay from the US facet.


Whilst exports of mangoes and pomegranates from India to the US will begin in January-February 2022, export of pomegranate arils (the crimson edible part within the fruit) will start out in April 2022, the statement additional.

Based on the TPF discussions, the Section of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is also all set to permit import of pork from the US and has questioned the country to share sanitary certificates subsequent which the matter could be finalised.

Through US Trade Agent Katherine Tai’s visit to India in November and her conference with Commerce & Marketplace Minister Piyush Goyal, agriculture was a person of the major objects on which equally leaders expressed willingness to be adaptable for increased trade.

Each sides agreed to go on doing the job to develop bilateral trade in agricultural and foods items by way of the TPF Performing Group on Agricultural Merchandise and fully commited to holding specialized dialogues on animal well being, plant well being, and foods protection and other specialized problems in 2022.

India’s export of agricultural and allied items in 2020-21 grew seventeen.34 for each cent to $ 41.25 billion.

The US, China, Bangladesh, UAE, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Nepal, Iran and Malaysia are the greatest marketplaces for India’s farm exports.