Friday, 01 December 2017 12:51

Ministers express disappointment with India on pulse trade

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The Government of Canada has issued a statement expressing concerns with India's regulatory and tariff decisions on Canadian pulses.  For the first time since 2004, the renewal of the derogation for the fumigation of pulses has not been granted by the Government of India to Canada.  The most recent extension to Canada India expired on September 30, 2017 and yet India has extended derogations for other trade partners to December 31, 2017, indicating that India is applying discriminatory treatment to Canada.  In addition, on November 8, 2017, India announced a 50% tariff on dry pea imports from all countries, a decision that was made without advance notice.  The export of pulses to India were worth over $1.1 billion and accounted for 27.5 percent of Canada's global pulse exports in 2016.

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