Canada made Indian bananas and baby corn accessible to its market
The Negotiations between the National Plant Protection Organizations of India and Canada on the issue of market access for Indian bananas and baby corn have resulted in these items gaining access to the Canadian market.
In a meeting held between Shri Manoj Ahuja, Secretary (DA&FW) and H.E. Cameron MacKay Canadian High Commissioner on 07.04.22, Canada informed that export of fresh baby corn from India to Canada may begin from April 2022 after updation of directive D-95-28: Plant Protection Import and Domestic Movement Requirements for Corn and the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).
Further, based on the technical information provided for fresh banana by India, Canada has approved, banana for entry into Canada with immediate effect.
This decision of the Government of Canada would immensely benefit the Indian farmers growing these crops and would also enhance India’s export earnings.
Boost to India's agricultural exports:
Along with this, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry informed that India's agricultural exports have crossed USD 50 billion in the year 2021-22 despite the logistical challenges arising out of Corona like high freight rates and lack of containers etc.
According to the provisional data released by the Directorate General of Commercial Information and Statistics (DGCI&S), agricultural exports grew by 19.92 percent to USD 50.21 billion during 2021-22, the ministry said.
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