Friday, March 31, 2017

India extends exemption for pulses

India has extended its exemption for three months so Canadian exports of pulses, such as lentils, will not need to be fumigated before leaving Canada.

India is fumigating shipments upon arrival there, but insists it wants the fumigation done before shipment.

Canada has countered that cold weather kills the pests of concern to India, and that it has banned the pesticides that are used in fumigation.

Negotiations will continue during the three-month extension.