Friday, 07 July 2017 13:31

India provides further extension on pulses

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Canada’s pulse industry has been granted another three-month reprieve from Indian pest treatment requirements for goods such as lentils and peas.  The temporary exemption will expire on September 30th providing more time for the federal government to achieve a long-term, sustainable solution.  AgCan also has confirmed that Canadian shippers will not be required to pay a fumigation fee upon arrival at Indian ports. India requires methyl bromide fumigation to guard against nematode pests from gaining a foothold in the country while Canada is trying to phase out the use of methyl bromide because it is classified as an ozone-depleting substance and the treatment prescribed doesn’t work in cold temperatures. India buys one-third of Canadian peas and lentils worth about $1.1 billion last year.

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