India Continues to Accept Canadian Pulses
Canada has secured continued market access to India for pulse crops.
India has granted a series of exemptions since 2004 to an import regulation of mandatory fumigation of imported crops because of Canada’s cold climate. The current exemption of March 31st had threatened to disrupt trade.
This new exemption means that Canadian pulse exports leaving Canada on or before June 30th will not require fumigation in Canada.
Trade will continue while officials from both countries work towards a long-term, science-based solution.
In 2016, pulse exports to India were worth over $1.1 billion and accounted for 27.5 percent of Canada’s global pulse exports.