Centre organizes Virtual Networking Meet for GI Products with Qatar

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The Centre has organized a virtual networking meeting between exporters of India and importers of Qatar to boost agri and food GI products exports in Qatar on 12 September.


  • The meeting was held after India banned the export of broken rice and imposed 20% duty on certain varieties of rice except rice and basmati rice.
  • More than 80 participants including Exporters, Importers, Representatives of IBPS, Embassy of India and Officials of Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) participated in it.

  • The meeting provided a forum for dialogue between exporters and importers on India's strengths in exporting agricultural and food products of Indian origin.

  • The event is expected to further strengthen the confidence of importers in Indian products to facilitate exports.


About “APEDA”:

  • The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December 1985.

  • This authority functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

  • Headquarters- New Delhi

  • Chairman- Dr. M. Angamuthu

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